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[edited by: Webwork at 2:09 pm (utc) on Jun 8, 2011]
On the other hand I don't see it as being none of the business of ordinary webmasters - ignoring a problem and hoping it will go away is not a course of action that I would recommend to anyone - should you ignore drug dealers on your street corner or racists meeting in your town square. Ignoring parasites just allows them to breed and become more of a problem to their host.
The Great Karnack sees it now: A New Registry...opt in and paid for then verified.It is known, in the domain business as a managed registry approach. The registrant has to prove some level of entitlement before getting the domain name. It works and it keeps the domain counts low and provides employment for entitlement checkers. Back in the days when .com domains were free, there was even an element of checking involved as registrants had to explain why they needed the domain name.