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absolutely astounding when you consider that from the start of the Internet boom
until mid-1999 they were THE ONLY registering agency. Network Solutions claims
this is due to "incredible competition in the marketplace".... I think it illustrates
how pathetic they are at business, domain registry and customer service. People
flock to registrars like Register.com and BulkRegister mainly because they can now
get away from Network Solutions.
Our company does not do business
with the "ethically challenged" Network Solutions (now owned by VeriSign).
Network Solutions continues to engage in policies and practices that are disastrous
to business on the Internet and their own customers. Here are just a few of
the common practices of Network Solutions....
- customers pay extra money to receive
actual customer service on their domains (novel idea)- creating "partnerships"
with ISP's and webhosting companies only to compete with the very services they provide-
indefinitely holding expirations of valuable domains only to sell them at Network
Solution auction - continual "anti-trust" type activities that stifle competition
and make Microsoft look like a co-op
Now abandoning the ".org" domains
to maintain control over the more plentiful and profitable ".net" and ".com" top
level domains? While many use the ".org" top level domain for NPO's, many do
not. Under this scenario people would need to justify its use or could even
lose their domains? Neither option is acceptable when Network Solutions is
the company who "waived" this original NPO requirement (as long as more people were
willing to pay them for the domain).