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#NetSol enters the #domain spam market with unsolicited offers via its Certified Offer Service

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Domain spammers : Enjoy the weekend.

Certified Offer Service is an unsolicited email, aka “spam” from Network Solutions, targeting domain owners.

Why is this service a nuisance and unwelcome to domain investors?

Simply put, the doofuses at NetSol don’t bother to check the domain name’s lander, and they ignore existing minimum asking prices, or the BIN.

By joining other such unsolicited offer networks, such as GoDaddy offers, Domain Agents and eName, NetSol adds more headaches and unnecessary spam to the busy day of domainers.

The emails arrive from the address “cosplus@networksolutions.com” and you can see a sample of the spam email below:

Certified Offer Service®

A third party (the Buyer) using our Certified Offer Service® has made an offer to buy [redacted].COM. The Buyer has entered into a binding agreement with Network Solutions to use our Certified Offer Service and funds to purchase the domain name have been pre-authorized on the Buyer’s credit card.

Domain Name: [redacted].COM
Offer Amount: [redacted].00 USD
Offer Expires: Apr-10-19 00:00 EDT

To accept, reject, or propose a minimum acceptable price, go to:

https://www.certifiedofferservice.com/CertifiedOffer/offer/initialOffer.do?transactionKey=[spamlink removed] Secured Link. Do Not Forward.

From this page, you can opt-out of receiving future offers for this or any domain name registration associated with your email address.

Certified Offer Service is a Network Solutions® service that enables customers to make an offer to buy a domain name that has already been registered. To learn more about Certified Offer Service visit www.CertifiedOfferService.com.

If the offer has already expired, for a certain period of time you may ask the Buyer to reopen the offer. For more information, go to: https://www.certifiedofferservice.com/CertifiedOffer/offer/SellerReopen.do?transactionKey=[spamlink removed]
Network Solutions is the first and one of the largest registrars of domain name services. Additional information about Network Solutions is available at www.networksolutions.com.

This email was sent from a notification only address. Please do not reply to this message. For Network Solutions customer service inquiries, please visit: http://www.networksolutions.com/help/email.jsp.

Please note, in accordance with our Privacy Policy, we will continue to send you notices and other important information affecting your account or services in order to fulfill our service obligations to you. Access our Privacy Policy at http://www.networksolutions.com/legal/privacy-policy.jsp.

Access our Service Agreement: http://www.networksolutions.com/legal/static-service-agreement.jsp.

© Copyright 2019 Network Solutions, LLC. All rights reserved.
Network Solutions, LLC, a Web.com Company. 12808 Gran Bay Parkway West, Jacksonville, FL 32258

Why it’s important to never respond to such unsolicited offers?

First of all, they collect money to place a lowball offer that is impossible to track its origin, as one can – for example – by using the Uniregistry Market. By doing so, domainers can leave a lot of money on the table, something that the seller of CracklePlus.com avoided.

And second, these spammy offers blatantly ignore existing minimum asking prices, or even a set BIN price. How about going to your local BMW dealership and trying the same approach? They’d kick you out of the store in no time.


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