Network Solutions

Network Solutions, LLC is an American technology company founded in 1979. The domain name registration business has become the most important division of the company. As of January 2009, Network Solutions managed more than 6.6 million domain names.
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  • Web.com acquires dozens of registrars from Rightside

    … Web.com has acquired dozens of registrars from rival/partner Rightside, seemingly to boost the success rate of its SnapNames domain drop-catching business. I’ve established that at least 44 registrars once managed by Rightside/eNom have moved to the Web.com stable in recent weeks, and that might not even be the half of it. All…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • Verisign’s silly .xyz lawsuit thrown out

    … Verisign has had its false advertising lawsuit against the .xyz gTLD registry thrown out of court. XYZ.com this week won a summary judgement, ahead of a trial that was due to start next Monday. “By granting XYZ a victory on summary judgement, the court found that XYZ won the case as a matter of law because there were no triable issues…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • Did XYZ.com pay NetSol $3m to bloat .xyz?

    … funded its own online advertising revenue by giving the counterparties the means to pay for advertising that they would not otherwise have purchased”. Regulators exercised their legal options in these cases only where there appeared to be dishonest accounting, and I’ve seen no evidence to suggest that XYZ or NetSol have failed to adhere to anything…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • .xyz starts to plummet — NetSol freebies to blame?

    … XYZ.com has been seeing its .xyz zone file shrink rapidly over the last five days, likely as a result of free domains pushed out to Network Solutions customers starting to expire. DI PRO stats show that .xyz has shrunk by 49,658 domains this week — today at 888,413 names compared to a June 4 peak of 942,927. It was June 4 last year when…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • New gTLDs steal $5 million from Web.com’s top line

    … Top registrar Web.com is seeing disappointing revenue from its domain business due to new gTLDs. The “increased availability” of names has taken a chunk out of the company’s premium domain sales, CEO David Brown told analysts on the company’s third-quarter earnings call yesterday. While we continue to expect the recently expanded top-level…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 2 readers -
  • Is Verisign’s .net in trouble?

    … The zone file for Verisign’s .net gTLD has shrunk by almost 100,000 domains in the last few months. I’ve been tracking .com and .net’s zone numbers since mid-March, shortly after the current wave of new gTLDs started going live, and while .com seems to be still growing strong, .net is definitely trending down. The bulk of .net’s decline seems…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • How NetSol opts you in to cybersquatted .xyz names

    … Clear-cut cases of cybersquatting seem to be among those .xyz domain names that Network Solutions has registered to its customers without their explicit request. Some of the domains I’ve found registered in .xyz, via NetSol to the registrants of the matching .com names, include my-twitter.xyz, guccioutletbirmingham.xyz and googledia.xyz…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • .xyz launch inflated by massive NetSol giveaway

    … Network Solutions gave away thousands of .xyz domain names for free to people who hadn’t requested them, artificially inflating the new gTLD’s launch day numbers. As of last night, there were 36,335 domains in the .xyz zone, with something like 27,000 listed as having name servers belonging to NetSol and its parent, Web.com. Before .xyz…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
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