Domain tasting & Parked domain monetization
The Wall Street Journal estimates that as much as $600 million will be made worldwide from this this year. Is it the latest version of cybersquatting, or just a clever use of the system?. First, sign up for millions of domain names.
Then put ads on them and watch the traffic to the sites.
Within the 5 day refund period after a domain name is registered cancel all but the few sites that make money from the ads.
Critics don't like the practice as it ties up domain names that "legitimate" users can't obtain.