I heard about it but didn’t believe it myself until I went to the Network Solutions site to try it out for myself. This domain registrar actually registers your domain names for themselves every time you use their whois to search for a domain name. For example, if you go to their site, and enter some-silly-and-impossible-name-to-use.com into their form, they will automatically register the name for themselves. If you later want to go to another registrar to get the name – whoops – guess what. Network Solutions is holding on to your name.
Such despicable practice is truly beyond the pale. Who would have thought? They must have really come down in the world.
Lesson here: never check a domain at network solutions site. Go elsewhere. And while you’re at it, you might as well take your business to the elsewhere registrar too.
Filed under Outraged.