Friday, January 25, 2008
Domain Policies Need an Upgrade
Google is considering blocking newly registered domains from participating in the Google for Domain Names process, according to Tech Crunch. This could put the kibosh on domain tasting, which would be great for the industry.
Google requires a waiting period for new websites to enter its rankings, so the same policies should be in force for domains in its Names process.
Domain name registration has become a competitive business as it has opened up to the benefit of all. Allowing companies to generate huge revenues from tasting without having to commit registration fees is a loophole that needs to be closed.
The entire domain name registration process needs more oversight. Network Solutions' policy of holding domains that were searched on hostage is an abusive of power and needs to be terminated.
By John Gartner at 07:54 AM | Comments (0)