Panel: No Evidence of Domain Snatching

Feb 15, 2008 By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Internet Writer

(AP) -- An Internet committee investigating suspicious domain name transactions has found no evidence that insider information is being used to snatch desired Internet addresses to make money off the individual or business that actually wants to register them.



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superhuman
not rated yet Feb 15, 2008
>many parties complained that the fee [20 cents] would penalize legitimate returns, such as ones to correct for typos

How many typos do they plan to make??
JTWebMan
not rated yet Feb 16, 2008
Network Solutions just committed suicide I would never use them again. Them holding is actually making more issues with it as I am sure you could scan the dns to find all the records they are holding and then pick the good ones out and buy them or heck buy them all as soon as they release it and see who asks to buy it. ICANN wake up!
SDMike
not rated yet Feb 17, 2008
Since domain snatching has happened to me three times I know for a fact that it DOES occur. What are the odds of an obscure name that is not registered being offered for sale the day after checking on it's availability? Three times!!?

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