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We could DOS domain squatters: Generate and post as many cool domain names as possible, until they run out of money for registering them.

I think domain tasting [1] would unfortunately reduce the possibility of this working.

1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_tasting

That reminds me of Network Solutions registering domains that people searched for as "nice service". That was a fun day.

Wow, I had always been nervous about that, but I assumed I was being paranoid: "Network Solutions may reserve domain names that are searched on our Web site for up to 4 days. During this period, these domain names will only be available to register at networksolutions.com" http://about-networksolutions.com/customer-protection-measur...

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