Sgt_Kickaxe - 11:55 pm on Jul 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
If the registrar is willing to run an auction service they can dump domain names into it and park the pages until sold. The line between squatting and a legitimate reason for parking is mighty thin.
The problem could be solves by not allowing a registrar to hold a domain name for longer than 31 days from end of payment by customer. Long enough to sell but not much of a squat. The registrar would need to be barred from registering the domain again for 30 days afterwards to prevent a dump-n-scoop scenario.