Network Solutions is domain front running. Anyone else doing it?
smorrey at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 13:53:41 MST 2008
Lets run an experiment and see how long the tasting lasts.
I have just searched on
We should check it with other registrars over the next 6 days and see
how long it stays "tasted".
I'll check it with register.com in an hour or two, anyone else want to
try their favorite registrar?
On Jan 8, 2008 1:49 PM, Joseph Hall <joseph at thatworks.com> wrote:
> I have had problems in the past with godaddy registering a domain that
> I searched for there, but did not register. I have seen other
> registrars (123domains comes to mind) do the same thing as well. For
> that reason, I have always done my searches on netsol.com, because I
> have never had a problem with Network Solutions pulling that kind of
> I have also noticed however that when I search for something on
> netsol.com, that domain often becomes unavailable from other
> registrars for anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours, and
> then it becomes available again.
> I'm curious if that is really what you are experiencing, or if Network
> Solutions really has found a way to be even more evil.
> On Jan 8, 2008 1:36 PM, Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hey everyone,
> > I was checking my news today and noticed that network solutions is
> > domain front running.
> > As you probably already know, this is the practice of registering
> > domains as they are being searched for.
> > I've tested it my self a few times and I can confirm that this is going on.
> > Go to networksolutions.com and type in a random string of characters.
> > Good chance it will say it's available to register.
> > Now if you go to godaddy.com , register.com or pretty much anywhere
> > else and run the same random string it will show that the domain is
> > now unavailable.
> > I only ever have used godaddy, register and NSI, near as I can tell
> > NSI is the only one doing this right now.
> > I guess I can see a business case for this, i.e. the domain was
> > searched for, so lets snatch it up so the guy/gal buying it doesn't
> > lose it while trying to register.
> > But honestly either all registrars should do this or no registrar
> > should do this.
> > Also NSI is in a priviledged position in that they are the primary
> > registrar for .com i.e. all .com domains are doled out by network
> > solutions.
> > Has anyone noticed similar behavior with other registrars?
> > Sincerely,
> > Steve
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