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February 29, 2008

Domain Name Scam

-- by Dave Johnson

I checked a domain name to see if it is available. Network Solutions' Whois says it is available. So I go to my web hosting service to register it and set up a site, and they say it isn't available. I check the Whois there and it says Network Solutions registered the name FOR ITSELF right after I checked it.

What a scam. If you CHECK a domain name, they immediately take it, assuming it has some value. And, being Network Solutions they can do that without paying for it.

Posted by Dave Johnson at February 29, 2008 10:35 PM

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OMG you are completely right. I did some experimentation on this matter.


Check out who now owns "networksolutionslovesterrorists.com".

:-)

Posted by: secretmojo [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 1, 2008 3:04 AM

Welcome to the party. This has been a story since the beginning of the year. I blogged on this a month and a half ago.

Posted by: BlogD [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 1, 2008 6:55 PM

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