Electronic Commerce Chapter 2

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E 2
Wikipedia defines domain tasting as the practice of a domain name registrant using the five-day "grace period" (the Add Grace Period or AGP) at the beginning of the registration of an ICANN-regulated second-level domain to test the marketability of the domain. During this period, a cost-benefit analysis is conducted by the registrant on the viability of deriving income from advertisements placed on the domain's website. Furthermore, users that registered the web site would monitor the sites traffic, click-through activity, and keep the web sites that were popular. People were also returning sites under the grace period which was known as “Add Grace Period” (AGP) that were even popular and just reregistering to avoid paying the cost of registering a domain(ICANN, 2009). Domain tasting had a negative impact on the domain market by eroding consumer confidence in the system. Those who wanted to register names that were tasted and then let go, or those that saw their trademarks usurped during a tasting campaign… all were adversely impacted by domain tasting. The activities were also populating the internet with many useless sites. Sites full of advertisements, and useless information. These practices also had other negative effects for Internet users. Increasingly, domain registrants are serving malware to visitors who accidently visit their domains or sent there by spam, DNS poisoning, or other tactic. Malware comes in many forms, but typically, it steals personal information and money from the visitor. By remotely directing, malware can turn a person’s computer in a bot, or worse. ICANN community stakeholders became increasingly concerned about domain tasting, which is the practice of using the add grace period (AGP) to register domain names in bulk in order to test their profitability. On 17 April 2008, the GNSO Council approved, by a Supermajority vote, a motion to prohibit any gTLD operator that has implemented an AGP from offering a refund for any domain name deleted during the AGP that exceeds 10% of its net new registrations in that month, or fifty domain names, whichever is greater. Case Problem C2

Part 1
Everyone seems to be on the go all the time. Rather than seeking out new technology, most people would prefer that it come to them. Users who enjoy new products or applications should have a quick and simple way to access the new applications. One of the biggest challenges we face is finding new content. The biggest challenge, however, is delivering the new content. The advancements in mobile technology have revolutionized the way we live, work, and play. They are organizers, email delivery systems, gps tracking and directional devises, information finders, connections with home and office computers, social media activators and much more. As mobile broadband continues to become more widespread, consumer demand for content portability will only grow. Mobile broadband provide consumers instant access to their content through the mobile Web, and application stores, and is driving the demand for new, connected devices to access content wirelessly. Smart phones vary in a number of ways and come with varied components especially when it comes to loading up apps. Two market leaders in the mobile technology are the IPhone, and the Android operating system, the Android being the most popular. Developing applications for the IPhone and the Android would make it easier for customers to try, and to purchase our products. Android:

Android OS is a Linux-based platform for mobile phones, and released under the Apache v2 open source license. Google, with the help of Open Handset Alliance (OHA), a coalition of hardware, software, and telecommunications companies, developed android. More than 30 companies were involved in the OHA, including Qualcomm, Broadcom, HTC, Intel, Samsung, Motorola, Sprint, Texas Instruments, and Japanese wireless carriers KDDI and NTT DoCoMo. Android runs on both of the most widely deployed cellular...
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