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Old 01-25-2008, 02:01 AM   #1
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NetSol are in trouble again. Do not check domain availability on their site and expect then to be able to register it with a cheaper registrar. NetSol will lock the domain in their own system.

See DotSauce and CircleID

   
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Good grief! Will they never learn?

   
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NetSol are in trouble again. Do not check domain availability on their site and expect then to be able to register it with a cheaper registrar. NetSol will lock the domain in their own system.

See DotSauce and CircleID
Network Solutions has a bad reputation from previous doubtful business tactics. The locking is for four days, and they claim it is for the user's protection, but I wonder if they warn users before they do a whois search.

Here is a domain name registrar's page on this topic. Read their paper for more information, and particularly definitions of the terms involved. I am not so sure of the merits of their case, though.
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Network Solutions has a bad reputation from previous doubtful business tactics. The locking is for four days, and they claim it is for the user's protection, but I wonder if they warn users before they do a whois search.
It is not and they do not. Read this for the most in-depth discussion - all 28 pages of it!

All they are protecting is their own bottom line - until they're sued out of business.

   
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