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Wednesday January 09, 2008
09:04 AM

Network Solutions tasting all domains queried

[ #35339 ]

Just incase you were in doubt that Network Solutions / VeriSign were scum after the wildcard .com incident their latest shady tactic is to register all domains queried.

If you go to Network Solutions (I'm not even giving them the benefit of a link) and search on a domain, you'll find within an hour it has been registered like this:

   This Domain is Available - Register it Now!
   600,000 domain names are registered daily! Don't delay; there's no guarantee
   that a domain name you see today will still be here tomorrow!
   Register it Now at

   Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
      Network Solutions, LLC  
      13681 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300
      HERNDON, VA 20171
      1-888-642-9675 fax: 571-434-4620

   Record expires on 09-Jan-2009.
   Record created on 09-Jan-2008.
   Database last updated on 9-Jan-2008 07:08:22 EST.

   Domain servers in listed order:

Of course, this means once someone has queried it on their site they pretty much have to register it through them. (As domain tasting companies will probably pick the domain up otherwise.)

(via hacker news.)

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