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So who exactly was to blame for Marketo losing its dotcom?

Billion-dollar online marketing company Marketo had a bad week when it failed to renew its main dotcom domain name. On Wednesday morning, was moved by the organization's registrar, Network Solutions, to its "pending deletion" pile after it failed to pay the $35 required for another year's registration. The result …
Kieren McCarthy, 29 Jul 2017

Network Solutions' 30-day refund has a catch: It'll keep up to 30%

Network Solutions has been scolded by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for misleading consumers over a "30-day money back guarantee" that wasn't quite what it seemed. The domain flogger and web hosting company has offered the "guarantee" since 2008 on its hosting deals, which range from $120 to $350 per year. But on a …
Kieren McCarthy, 26 Jun 2015

FTC: Hey, Network Solutions, time we had a chat about 'refunds'

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement deal with web hosting provider Network Solutions over the latter's handling of customer refunds. The FTC had filed a complaint against Network Solutions arguing that the biz had been stiffing users on refunds given under its "30 Day Money Back Guarantee." The …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Apr 2015

Network Solutions apologises for 'You just paid us $1850' email

Domain Name registrar Network Solutions has blamed a backlash over extra fees for secured domains on a “badly worded e-mail”. Customers of Network Solutions recently received an e-mail saying that to combat domain hijacks, “Starting 9:00 AM EST on 2/4/2014, all of your domains will be protected via our WebLock Program”. This …
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Cryptome suffers brief take-down over Japanese 'terror' files

Longstanding whistleblower site is back online after a brief takedown, sparked by its hosting of a list of alleged Japanese terrorists. The takedown by host Network Solutions came as a result of a complaint signed Sima Jiro, who complained that the 114 documents in a file identified as …
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Websites stagger to feet, Network Solutions wears off DDoS hangover

Web-hosting biz and domain-name registrar Network Solutions was pummelled offline by attackers last night - and took its customers' websites down with it. The distributed denial-of-service assault (DDoS) lasted for about two or three hours before the US company was able to mitigate the effects and get its systems back online. …
John Leyden, 18 Jul 2013
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Network Solutions battered by DDoS and period features

Network Solutions has been hit by a DDoS attack which has left customers complaining they are unable to access the domain giant's servers. Reg reader Chris told us: "Multiple DNS servers are currently unavailable. Recorded message on the Network Solutions helpline (+1 570 708 8788) is putting the blame on a DDoS …
Joe Fay, 21 Jun 2011
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Attacker grabs gaming tag of Xbox Live policy director

NSFW link Microsoft's director of policy and enforcement for Xbox LIVE has had his Xbox account hijacked by a disgruntled gamer using a social engineering attack on his domain name registrar, Network Solutions. Stephen Toulouse, who goes by the screen name “Stepto” and owns the domain, also lost his email and web hosting …
Kevin Murphy, 4 Apr 2011
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Network Solutions pulls widget that tainted up to 5m websites

Network Solutions has admitted that a software widget designed to help small business to build websites was contaminated with malware. The domain name registration and hosting firm has pulled the offending widget and published an advisory on its blog that provides some guidance to customers but fails to explain either how the …
John Leyden, 17 Aug 2010
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Capita coughs up £13.6m for ABS Networks

Capita is beefing up its networking expertise by buying Crawley-based ABS Network Solutions Limited for £13.6m. ABSNet is a specialist in IP-based networking, service management and storage with strong Cisco links. The company turned over £17.1m in the year ended 31 December 2007 and made a profit, excluding "owner's …
John Oates, 15 Oct 2008
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Network Solutions falls off the web

Network Solutions - the company that resells top level domains like .com and .net - seems to have misplaced its own website. The company's website,, is unavailable and has been for some time. Trying to visit the site right now just results in an embarrassing "Operation timed out" message. Bad news for …
John Oates, 19 Aug 2008
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Emirates airline website plummets offline in A380 excitement

Dubai's government-owned airline, Emirates, forgot to renew its domain name this week, sending its website crashing offline on the same day it was trumpeting delivery of its first Airbus A380 superjumbo. Travellers keen to be among the first to book flights on the so-called "premium hotel in the sky" via were met …
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Network Solutions writes hypocrisy into press release

After spending the last six months front-running internet domains, Network Solutions has announced that ICANN should prevent people from front-running internet domains. In early January, the well-known domain registrar began self-registering domains that web users show interest in. If you searched the NetSol website for a …
Cade Metz, 21 Jun 2008
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Network Solutions hijacks customer sub-domains for ad fest

Shameless domain registrar and web hoster Network Solutions is hijacking its customers' sub-domains, filling these pilfered pages with a sea of money-making ad links. And you can guess where the money goes. Earlier this week, a man named Win Betteridge told TechCrunch that Network Solutions pulled this clever little trick …
Cade Metz, 11 Apr 2008
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Network Solutions sued for price fixing

Network Solutions is being sued for front-running internet domains. In early January, the well-known domain registrar started self-registering domains that customers search for but don't immediately buy. The company insists it's merely trying to crackdown on so-called "domain front running," but at least one customer is clever …
Cade Metz, 26 Feb 2008
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ICANN grills domain-hogging Network Solutions

Is Network Solutions attempting to reinvent reality? ICANN's looking into it. Last week, at its meeting in New Delhi, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers grilled the popular domain registrar about its recent efforts to protect/bilk loyal customers. Network Solutions is now self-registering domains its …
Cade Metz, 19 Feb 2008
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ICANN to throttle domain tasters

ICANN wants to destroy domain tasters at the expense of poor typists. Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers said that it will consider charging its annual fee for internet domain names as soon as names are registered. From ICANN's perspective, this would effectively eliminate so-called "domain tasters …
Cade Metz, 30 Jan 2008
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Network Solutions games net domain biz

Network Solutions is front running domain name registrations, temporarily preventing competitors from selling domains that web users show interest in. But the popular registrar insists this is merely a way of preventing others from front running. As originally noted by the URL-obsessed webbies at DomainState - a message board …
Cade Metz, 10 Jan 2008

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