Domain Name Tasting

Is domain name tasting still done by people? I am wondering if it was scrapped by ICANN.

From the article at Wikipedia I get the impression that it’s not really viable anymore. Many registrars now charge a fee for deleting a domain equal to the fee for registering it.

The fee charged by domain registrar companies has discouraged people from tasting domain names before they actually register them.

In any case I suppose that you still can order domain name and then cancel it but in this case you will lose a part of your payment. People which really want to taste domain name would do that.
That just become paid.

Why would you wanna test it if you can buy domain and use it for about $15.00

I would suggest creating sub-domain on free hosting account and do your testing as much as you want.

Make sense?