Posts Tagged ‘Network Solutions

09
Jan
08

Network Solutions… WTF

Network Solutions sucks.I have been victimized by Network Solutions! Yesterday I went to purchase travislaine.com from them- and ran into a problem. The price. NetSol is charging $34.99 for a years registration of a domain, compared to $9.99 that seems to be the standard rate from others such as the infinitely better GoDaddy. Anyway, I chose Network Solutions because I already have a hosting package for some sites that I developed and figured I would just host my site on the same package. When I saw the price I decided I would just go buy the domain from GoDaddy and transfer it for whatever that fee might be (usually between $2 and $6). I get to GoDaddy only to find out that the domain travislaine.com is not available and is registered to NetSol. I’m now a little pissed because NetSol snatched my domain just because I searched for it on their site. Today as I’m marauding the mousepad on Digg I come across this article, explaining that Network Solutions has implemented a four-day period where they hold any domain that is searched for on their site. After the four days they ‘release’ it, although now that it is on record domain squatters will snatch it within seconds of it being released, giving you no chance of getting your domain without paying a hefty sum of cash. Network Solutions should really reconsider this policy. You can test this for yourself using a random domain like ihatenetworksolutionswithapassion.com.