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Google Takes Aim At Domain Tasting
Will stop using AdSense during 5 day grace period
by Karl Bode 09:02AM Friday Jan 25 2008
Recently Network Solutions was widely criticized for taking domains users had searched for at their site, and holding them ransom so they couldn't be registered for five days anywhere else. In contrast, Domain Tools reports that Google will stop putting AdSense ads on domains during their free five-day grace period. The act by Google, focusing largely on protecting Google legally, could put a major crimp in the practice of domain tasting -- at least until tasters find an alternative advertising system.

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battleop

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Good job Google.

It is possible to be a huge company and try and do good things at the same time.

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Re: Good job Google.

said by battleop:

It is possible to be a huge company and try and do good things at the same time.
Did you miss the part that they have been profiting from this for years and stopped doing it because of threats of lawsuits?

Google has been quietly enabling this practice for years now. This is a smart policy move on Google’s part to ward off impending litigation that might have hit them in the coming months. Trademark lawyers have been getting crafter at taking down Kiting by suing under other laws. The new weapon of choice is not using Trademark laws but Forgery laws. The penalty for forgery is much worse and cares a much higher fine per article that is forged. Dell, Yahoo, and BMW have all filed lawsuits in the last two months that ask for millions of dollars of damage from Google partners and I think Google sees the writing on the wall, they might be named next.

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openbox9
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Re: Good job Google.

But historical facts don't matter since Google is the righteous saviour of the Internet

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Re: Good job Google.

said by openbox9:

But historical facts don't matter since Google is the righteous saviour of the Internet
I like google but they are starting to take over the internet and I'm not 100% sure that is good.
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Re: Good job Google.

said by MysticGogeta:

said by openbox9:

But historical facts don't matter since Google is the righteous saviour of the Internet
I like google but they are starting to take over the internet and I'm not 100% sure that is good.
How are they taking over the internet?

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Re: Good job Google.

They dominate the search engine industry and internet video (You tube). They are also dominating the advertising industry on the internet and continue to buy out more company's such as double click.
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battleop

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No, but they are at least trying to put an effort into doing the right thing. Even if it may be just to keep their butts out of trouble.

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Re: Good job Google.

Don't you have that backward? More like they are trying to keep their butts out of trouble by doing "the right thing": What they should have been doing all along.
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Why a grace period at all?

Why is there even a such thing as a grace period? There should be no active domain until it's paid for. If you made a typo, tough. You now own that name for whatever period you paid for.

I know the registrars are fighting for every penny but it should be a standard practice that no payment = no domain.
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Re: Why a grace period at all?

The grace period exists because their are people out there that steal credit cards and use them. The domain name provider needs the ability to take back the domain after the credit card company issues the charge back. In addition to taking it back they need to be able to put the domain back into the pool and not pay ICAAN their fee, otherwise they end up eating the cost of every fraudulent purchase. The grade period provides that to the registrars. ICAAN just needs to change the policy such that it can only be used for charge backs, not holding onto domains that are searched.

Frankly the biggest problem is the artificial scarcity of domain names. If ICAAN issued a few hundred new root domains the issues of domain squatting and these grace period things would go away as there would be very little value to the domains. But ICAAN benefits from the scarcity, because without it the domain squatters wouldn't be buying 10000 domains and paying for them yearly in the hope of selling them. It's probably time we turn the management of the numbers over to the ITU and I'm not sure I don't support turning the names over to the ITU as well.

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Google = evil

Just ask the guys in China that are in jail because google rolled over.
Just ask the people looking for info in China who get "shaped" google results due to Google rolling over.