WEB Warning: do not search for a domain at NetworkSolutions!

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  1. cakennedy

    cakennedy New Member

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    http://www.domainnamenews.com/featu...olutions-front-running-on-whois-searches/1359

    http://domainnamewire.com/2008/01/08/network-solutions-faces-pr-nightmare-over-domain-frontrunning/

    http://www.domainstate.com/showthread.php3?s=&threadid=85864

    Other registrars (including the one I work at, the biggest one) have been accused of doing this for years. We don't, and never have. But look who does...
     
  2. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    What defines "trying" ?
     
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    cakennedy New Member

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    Searching for a domain name and not registering it, OR checking whois with NetSol.
     
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    thanks
     
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    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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  6. cakennedy

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    Nope, they just started testing it a few weeks ago and within the last day or two rolled it out to all searches/whois activity. See article on http://www.domainnamewire.com.

    Of course, Verisign/NetSol have always done shady, stupid things. Remember Site Finder?
     
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    thats a quote from the article you posted. Doesn't bother me much.
     
  8. Logik

    Logik Livin la vida broka

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    I WAS JUST ABOUT TO MAKE A POST ABOUT THIS. :mad:

    I checked a domain with NetSol's WHOIS (used it a million times over the years) and went to register at GoDaddy (everyone knows they sell search/whois results, but cant beat $10 for a domain) and NetSol squatted on my domain.

    Anyone know when their squatting period expires?
     
  9. Logik

    Logik Livin la vida broka

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    found my answer

     
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    Ahem. Go Daddy does not sell search/whois results. There's a big thread in this forum related to dispelling that notion. (Yes, I work for them; all my comments are off the record.)

    NetSol is abusing the 5-day add/drop period to do this. They have to drop domains within 5 days of initial registration or pay full price; they've stated they're releasing domains after 4 days.
     
  11. 07

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    LOL, if you looked one post above yours....
     
  12. JesterFX

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    godaddy may not directly monitor or sell records but someone is watching it seems.

    I use register.com to check for available domains and have for years and haven't had one single domain scooped up that way. Of course I don't register them there but I feel a bit safer doing my research there.


    But regardless, moral of the story, if you find a domain you are somewhat interested in just register it rather than sit and think about it. It's not that big of an investment and if you decide you don't want it later you can probably sell it for at least reg fee in many cases.
     
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    Logik Livin la vida broka

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    whoops
     
  14. dawgboye

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    So during this lock period, can you still register it with them for the original price, or do they jack it up?
     
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