MSNBC.COM: “Internet Agency To Battle Domain Name ‘Tasting‘”
In a draft report issued this week, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers outlined key issues for a committee to study further and craft recommendations. A final report is due after a public comment period closes Jan. 28.
Don’t expect any immediate relief. The committee, the Generic Names Supporting Organization, could take months or years to review the matter, after which ICANN’s board still would have to vote on any changes.
The operators of the “.org” suffix already won approval to charge companies that make too many returns. The number of deletions dropped to 152,700 in June, compared with 2.4 million in May, after the new fee took effect.