Domain Theft?!

This blog posting, http://blog.domaintools.com/2008/01/network-solutions-steals-domain-ideas-confirmed/, with graphics and lots of comments to support it, makes me just about ill.

The summary: guy searches network solutions to see if a domain he wants is available, but doesn't buy it on the spot.

NetSols follows up by registering the domain to themselves, and offering to sell it at an inflated price.

Ugh. So wrong.

I have my own issues with NetSols from the days when you HAD to use them, but this is lower than low.

More on this whole area: http://techdirt.com/articles/20080109/153405.shtml

Ed: 3 days later MSNBC picks up the story. (And sort of fails to explain it.): http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22608368/

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