Network Solutions is domain front running. Anyone else doing it?
joseph at thatworks.com
Tue Jan 8 13:57:34 MST 2008
According to netsol, that domain is available.
Tastes like a good sign.
On Jan 8, 2008 1:53 PM, Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > crap.
> > 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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