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domain "tasting" is domain *squatting*

  • To: domain-tasting-2008@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: domain "tasting" is domain *squatting*
  • From: Chris <cstith@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 16:23:07 -0600

NSI has recently been holding hostage the domains checked with their
availability testing web site, and allegedly also with their whois

This is an abominable practice and must be stopped by any means
necessary, up to and including removing their status as a registrar.
It is costing people time and money. Network Solutions even offers the
domains for sale at $35 when they would have originally registered
them for $20, and they keep other registrars from benefitting from the
business for days after the initial inquiry as well.

What Network Solutions is doing is predatory and anti-competitive. It
harms customers, users, and other registrars.

Any other registrar that does the same should likewise be censured and
possibly removed from the registrations service arena.

Between top-level domain wild cards and now this, I think Network
Solutions has proven they have not the ethics, morals, legal sense,
common sense, or community standards of decency within their
organization to be trusted with such important duties.

Please see the thread on the popular Slashdot discussion site with
evidence of this most recent wrongdoing:

Christopher E. Stith
Quincy, Illinois

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