Network Solutions is hijacking unassigned sub domains and delivering link filled holding pages for hundreds of thousands of sites.
Win Betteridge runs GotGame.com and contacted TechCrunch with the details:
For instance, app.gotgame.com resolves to a Network Solutions page with text links, including “Poker Tournaments” and “Texas Holdem Games.” The same is true of any other unassigned sub-domain. We have spoken to customer service a few times about fixing this problem…
I don’t know if this is standard practice for a hosting company, but this strikes me as another case of Network Solutions unreasonably profiting at the expense of its customers.
According to a search on DomainTools there are 294,438 sites on the same Network Solutions IP address as GotGame.com. I ran a test on the sites listed (for free) by DomainTools and every single one had the same issue: unassigned domain names with link filled Network Solutions holding pages.