“NetSol and Unethical go hand in hand”

A great thread on Namepros explaining a dramatic move Network Solutions has taken in an effort to extort you into paying $35.00 for your names.

In short, if you don’t register it immediately — they will. So register whatever you find, or else you’ll end up having to buy it from them. As sad as this sounds, I see it as a great opportunity for LLLL.coms to further increase in value. Everytime someone searches for a 5 letter .com, 6 letter.com, etc it will now be registered by Network Solutions and assigned a price tag of $35.00.

What do I suggest doing? Playing hardball. If NetSol is going to go around doing this, why don’t we give them a taste of their own medicine? Why not go around searching for all 5 and 6 letter .coms (the logical alternative to LLLL.coms) so as to make everyone interested in them forced to pay a minimum of $35.00 for the privilege of owning one? Won’t that make that $15.00 anti-premium look like an absolute steal when qzjxyw.com costs $35.00? 😉

Original Source: http://www.namepros.com/domain-name-discussion/415767-network-solutions-unethical-go-hand-hand.html

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~ by Reece on January 9, 2008.

4 Responses to ““NetSol and Unethical go hand in hand””

  1. That’s a great idea, Reece.

    Surely there’s some black hat SEO out there who can write a quick script to ping net sol for every 4 letter .org, .net and every 5 letter.com, 6 letter.com, 7 letter.com, 8 letter.com….
    Eventually there’ll be a backlash and ICANN will tell Net Sol to pull their heads in?

    even better – what if someone were to ping net sol for every trademark? haha…

    long live the internet 🙂

  2. I’m going to be doing this to all the VCVCV and CVCVC over the next few days 😉

    I’m sick of playing fair when these billion dollar corporations are using every loophole they can find or get away with…

    Look who’s the proud new owner of:

    http://www.microsoft—–vista.com/
    http://www.microsoft—office.com/
    http://microsoft—-windows.com/
    http://dell-ebay-microsoft.com/

    Special thanks to Acroplex 🙂

  3. Does this apply to searches on the netsol site or searche sdone anywhere, e.g. if I search for a name on godaddy or domainsite will network solutions register it ?
    I just bought utvtv.com yesterday seems as if I was lucky, as I hadn’t read about this and almost didn’t register it. Will they also register the dotnet etc… ?

  4. Only searches done on the NetSol site and strictly with .coms. They received alot of heat from members on Namepros, as well as taking a beating on DotSauce and in DN Journal. They may be revising their position, but currently I wouldn’t recommend searching for available names to reg at NetSol.

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