Network Solutions : Domain discount promo ends with massive mess

A Network Solutions domain promo offering “free domain transfers” attracted dozens of domainers. The free domain transfer promotion by NetSol, used a coupon code, FREETRNSFEROCT, to facilitate what was supposed to be a controlled amount of domain transfers. Soon after, the domain coupon code was shared on social media and domain forums, such as NamePros, […]

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Network Solutions batches out months’ old domain transfer emails

A few days ago, Network Solutions sent out a number of emails related to domain transfer requests. At first, we thought there was some sort of malicious account compromise, or that the emails were part of a phishing campaign. The emails, however, were legitimate, but they were about domain transfers that occurred months prior. In […]

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Black founders of the Internet: The story of Network Solutions

A new article talks about the story of Network Solutions, founded by two African-Americans in 1979 and its subsequent winning bid of the Internet’s sole Registry. Albert White and Emitt McHenry, co-founders of Network Solutions, then sold the company for $4.8 million in 1997 to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) – an amount not much […]

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ICANN: All Registrars deserve their own gTLD

The gTLD initiative and market is about to be given an instant boost, after ICANN‘s announcement of some imminent changes to the regulations. Announcing the news from Guadelupe, Mexico, ICANN social strategy director, Frank Farezze appeared visibly excited. “It is very important to let the Registrars familiarize themselves with the vastly increased workload that they […]

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