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Network Solutions + Unethical go hand and hand.

Located in Domain Industry News started by Devil_Dog, Jan 8, 2008.

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  1. cybermonkey

    cybermonkey Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    NetSol scammed me many times before when I was a rookie web designer, but I didn't know that they would go that low. And all that "customer protection" talk is all excuses to get more money out of people. NetSol is legal "Cybersquatter'' themselves. Shame on you!
     
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  2. Mobi Cheap

    Mobi Cheap Established Member

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    Sadly no, this fine domain is fully up and running.

    Will have to keep an eye on it, do you think they'll drop it? Or perhaps register all possible possible alternatives thereof and actually keep them - just in case ...
    :|
     
  3. Donny

    Donny Top Member Voodoo.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I was talking to some friends and they "registered" about 50,000 domains today. And now the free registration seems to be turned off now.

    I missed another opportunity to register some awesome domains.

    Donny
     
  4. Alex

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    Yes, I just checked my awesome safdafdhagfdygydifydfssdfs.com at Netsol, and it is still available.

    You, domain hunters, better go grab it fast :lol:
     
  5. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I tested it and indeed once it's added to the cart the domain is locked down and unavailable from other registrars:

    lopo02393jdhjhsjjasjdhssu3h.com

    Fun :) http://NETSOLAREABUNCHOFSCAMMERS.COM
     
  6. Don

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    Imagine if you could run a PPC advert for "Cars" - You send the visitor to your dealership, while at your dealership choosing the car they like - you force a lockdown on all other dealerships in the world for 4 days on every single car they've looked at, giving yourself a 4 day monopoly (the average buyer doesn't know this though, so they'll think you're their only option).

    Improves the odds of a sale tremendously, until the gov't comes knocking.

    ICANN needs to pull their head out of NetSols ass.

    Other registrars need to speak out against this sort of practice!

    I see this as nothing other than a monopoly of registrar services for the unfortunate few that don't know better - it needs to be stopped.
     
  7. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    This is truly evil. Netsol is tasting domains based on people's queries and samples the traffic for 4 days.
     
  8. Mobi Cheap

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    Whois Record

    Registrant:
    This Domain is available at NetworkSolutions.com
    13681 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300
    HERNDON, VA 20171
    US

    Domain Name: OUR-CORPORATE-ETHICS-ARE-NOT-IN-NEED-OF-SERIOUS-EXAMINATION.COM

    Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
    Network Solutions, LLC
    13681 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300
    HERNDON, VA 20171
    US
    1-888-642-9675 fax: 571-434-4620

    Record expires on 08-Jan-2009.
    Record created on 08-Jan-2008.
    Database last updated on 8-Jan-2008 17:23:19 EST.

    Domain servers in listed order:

    ns1.reserveddomainname.com 205.178.190.55
    ns2.reserveddomainname.com 205.178.189.55
     
  9. thetruman

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    great :yell:
     
  10. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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  11. Mark

    Mark Hi :) VIP

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    I see one of Netsol's reps watching this thread ATM .....

    He'll post soon.
     
  12. snowbird

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    I just found out aboutt his now and wow. I even tried it for myself. I couldnt believe my eyes. SDFGDSFHFSGHFGHGHF.com is taken at all registrars except for netsol. And that domain was available before i did a netsol search. This is terrible!
     
  13. Ross

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    This is a really touchy situation at this point and from what i have read NetSol might be getting in to a lot of trouble and may be shut down. No good for them!
     
  14. creature

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    Or, 'Search Squatting'. Perhaps rename the company 'Search Squat'. Holding the name for 4 days only for the searcher would be ok. Holding the name for anybody at a premium is just a 'search squat' imo.
     
  15. Devil_Dog

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    http://whois.domaintools.com/searchsquatting.com

    ICANN Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
    Created: 2008-01-08
    Expires: 2009-01-08
    Registrar Status: ok
    Name Server: NS1.RESERVEDDOMAINNAME.COM (has 1,856 domains)
    Name Server: NS2.RESERVEDDOMAINNAME.COM
    Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com


    sold!
     
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    Clarification from Network Solutions

    Hi my name is Shashi Bellamkonda and I work for Network Solutions. Wanted to give you our side of this subject. This measure is geared for our customers. It gives them a chance to look for domains consider if it’s what they want and then have an opportunity to register it.

    Network Solutions is not front running. “ Front Runners” are people who register domain names known to have been searched, for the purpose of monetizing them and then selling them at inflated prices either directly to the customer who searched for the domain or through aftermarket channels.
    We have started protecting all domain name searches at Network Solutions by holding the searched domains for our customers for a short period of time before releasing them. This gives our customers the opportunity to register names later without fear that the name will be registered by a “Front Runner.”
    We are not monetizing these domains, nor do we intend to keep them after the holding period.

    We did this because we heard customers complain that queried domain names are being snatched up by other people as soon as they searched. Network Solutions makes sure its search data is secure and we do not sell it any third party. I know that Network Solutions has no intention of keeping any searched domain or monetizing it.

    Our response on Circelid is here :

    http://www.circleid.com/posts/81082_network_solutions_front_running/

    Thanks for listening,

    Shashi
     
  17. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Shame On You!
     
  18. Mark

    Mark Hi :) VIP

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    So if "John Q Public" performs a search for his Branded business name on Netsol, And then notices your prices are higher than those he's seen advertised on tv/online ... You feel you have the right to hold his "Branded Name" for 4 or 5 days ? And this is a Service for your customers ? Not allowing them to register the domain elsewhere ?

    And also - Whats to stop his "branded name" from being grabbed up by a Taster afterwards ?


    I feel this is yet another blemish on The entire industry .... Another reason for "Mom and Pop on Mainstreet" to think this industry is nothing but cybersquatters.
     
  19. creature

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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2008
  20. Devil_Dog

    Devil_Dog Upgraded Member Gold Account Blue Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    By Inflated prices, you mean $34.99 inflated prices?
     
  21. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Here, taste some of your own 4 day medicine:

    Domain Name: SHASHIBELLAMKONDA.COM
    Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
    Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
    Referral URL: http://www.networksolutions.com
    Name Server: NS1.RESERVEDDOMAINNAME.COM
    Name Server: NS2.RESERVEDDOMAINNAME.COM
    Status: ok
    Updated Date: 08-jan-2008
    Creation Date: 08-jan-2008
    Expiration Date: 08-jan-2009
     
  22. Don

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    Welcome to NP's.

    You describe almost exactly what you're doing. You're registering names known to have been searched, right then - for the purpose of monetizing by selling them at inflated prices - either directly to the poor SOB who did the scan... or "on the aftermarket" to someone that happens to come across your sales pitch page within the next few days.

    I might be inclined to believe this if you didn't advertise the name for sale to the entire world - 15 seconds after a search is done.

    Shady, shady, shady.
     
  23. Devil_Dog

    Devil_Dog Upgraded Member Gold Account Blue Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Only from Acro. hahaha
     
  24. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    1. Lookup hundreds of names that contain the words DELL, EBAY and other famous trademarks.

    2. Email these "reserved" domains to Dell, eBay etc.

    3. Sit back while NetSol receives C&D's in the mail.

    4. Repeat every 4 days.
     
  25. Ross

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    Wow you just caught yourself red handed. At the beginning of this thread i was all for the business and protecting the customer but the more i dig into it is actually illegal to do this kind of thing. Also i would never pay $34.99 to hand-reg a domain by the way.
     

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