writes to tell us that ICANN is considering a new $0.20 per-transaction fee
for large numbers of domain registrations in order to curtail domain tasting abuse. Network Solutions, previously accused of front-running
, is offering their support of the new approach and promises to remove the security measures
that caused such a commotion back in January. "Because of the prevalence of these practices, earlier this year Network Solutions enacted an opt-in domain protection measure for our customers that reserves available domains for four days. If ICANN adopts the anti-tasting provision, Network Solutions will feel safe in discontinuing its service since the non-refundable fee will deflate domain taster's profits and provide a substantial blow to front runners who use and sell search data for tasting purposes."