Please do not use network solutions for searching for domain names. And I mean DO NOT with caps in bold …
This is what happened – and it is my worst nightmare come true!
I wanted to book this domain name today – saga2008.com and I went to search for it on network solutions which told me that it was available. (I always use network solutions to search for domains)
After seeing that it was available, I went to GoDaddy to book it – because GoDaddy sells domain names for 7 dollars (5 times cheaper than Nework Solutions which charge a whopping 36 dollars)
Believe my shock when I found that the domain name was booked.
I hurried back to network solutions which told me that the domain was still available.
Back to GoDaddy – booked!
So I go back to Network Solutions and do a who is lookup on the domain.
Imagine my shock when I see that Network Solutions booked the domain name under its own name and is holding me at ransom to pay 37 bucks for a .com domain which I can get for 2 bucks elsewhere …
This is utterly despicable behaviour and I am really hurt and angered by this all.
So much so that I need to get the word out and warn everybody about this tactic.
So, please please do not search for domains on Network Solutions unless you want to be held hostage.