Our position has inspired several great blog posts, most of them in favor of adding surcharges to domain tasting (see: WebProNews, DomainNameWire and CircleID). As per our earlier post today, we believe this will end domain tasting and front running.
One negative story was the TechCrunch story, “ Network Solutions Is Suddenly Opposed to Domain Hijacking: which says that this represents a 180 degree turn for Network Solutions and that our position should raise “the hypocrisy flag.”
In actuality, while we are grateful for Michael Arrington’s post highlighting the importance of ICANN’s conference next week, he may not have all of the facts. As this link to past e-mails shows, Network Solutions has been working to resolve the issue of domain tasting for more than three years. We’ve always taken it very seriously.
Per my comment in Arrington’s post, “We published this statement today and alerted bloggers such as [Michael Arrington] who have already demonstrated interest in this issue. Next week’s conference is a critical moment for domain registration and issues of tasting, kiting and front running. We believe that collectively all of us can inspire ICANN to address this important matter.”
We hope you will write ICANN today and urge them to pass this provision, too.Google+