Network-Solutions

  • Web.com Buys Domain Registrar And Hosting Company Network Solutions For $560.8 Million

    Web.com Buys Domain Registrar And Hosting Company Network Solutions For $560.8 Million

    Internet services company Web.com has acquired domain registrar and hosting provider Network Solutions for $405 million in cash plus 18 million shares of Web.com stock, valuing the transaction as $560.8 million Network Solutions, which is currently owned by private equity firm General Atlantic, provides domain registration, e-commerce, search engine optimation, other online promotion… Read More

  • Network Solutions Suddenly Opposed To Domain Hijacking

    Hypocrisy alert: Domain name registrar Network Solutions, which earlier this year adopted the questionable practice of registering on its own behalf any domain name searches done on its site, today urged the industry to abandon the practice. Here’s how the scam works: You go to Network Solutions (or virtually any of their competitors) and do a search for a domain name you’d like… Read More

  • Network Solutions Hijacking Unassigned Sub-Domains

    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… Read More

  • Network Solutions, ICANN Sued Over Domain Front Running

    Network Solutions and ICANN are being sued over the “front running” domain registration practices that we covered last month. “Network Solutions has forced millions of people to buy Internet domain names from them instead of cheaper competitors through a scheme that’s netted the firm millions of dollars,” according to the federal class action lawsuit filed by… Read More

  • Network Solutions Using Questionable Tactic to Sell More Domain Names

    Network Solutions used to be the only place you could go to buy a .com or other domain name. Years ago they lost their monopoly rights and a flood of low priced competitors entered the market. Today Network Solutions is a distant third in market share behind giants like GoDaddy and eNom. The main reason is price. Network Solutions continues to charge $35/year for a domain name, while others… Read More

  • Network Solutions Acquired By General Atlantic

    We’re just getting news that domain name registrar (the original one) Network Solutions has been acquired by General Atlantic, a private equity firm. The price hasn’t been disclosed, but it will be leaking soon. Network Solutions was the original domain name registrar and was part of Verisign until it was spun off in 2003. Since that time, they’ve lost a stupendous amount… Read More