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Network Solutions is linked to over 60% of all seemingly separate US domain registrars

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>>7806677

Ok AstuteAnon,

1. If u believe they are too big and exercising market power, unfairly then file a complaint with the USA - Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"),

Also,

2. If you believe that these companies (publically registered and, closely held companies) are not acting, independent and beneficial owners of all these companies are "behaving" as one synchronize block, then consider filing a complaint with the Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC").

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re-post for Watkins dig

Network Solutions is linked to over 60% of all seemingly separate US domain registrars

p. 1 of 3.

https://www.internic.net/origin.html

Network Solutions originally had a complete monopoly on the domain registrar business in the early 1990s.

https://www.wired.com/1998/11/network-solutions-chief-resigns/

But they lost it in 1999.

http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/97711/Monopoly+Ending+Network+Solutions+NonExclusive+Soon.htm

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB924711559576999099

Yesterday, i found that, of the first 20 companies on the Internic. net list for the US, 12/20=60% were linked to Network Solutions

(when you click the icon, Network Solutions web page comes up). >>7794251 PB

Today, i took a larger sample of 100 (20 started with each of the letters a, e, i, p, t).

Not quite a scientific sample but close enough.

Results: 61% of the time, Network Solutions website comes up for listings of non-NS companies.

Why???

What's the relationship?

NS is not supposed to have a monopoly in the domain registrar business.

Were these companies "acquired" by NS at some point?

Or the relationship some kind of [hegemonic] partnership?

ANONS DIGG

page 2: raw data

page 3: more on NS's shady history/practices & a little info on NameBright (another company stand-in)

Post 7808808 View on 8kun

>>7808806

NETWORK SOLUTIONS linked to 61% of American domain registrars, con't.

p. 2 of 3

RAW DATA:

Sampled US Domain Registrars

(YES/NO….. [name of company] (name of website that comes up if NO…..T Network Solutions or same name)

A

YES….! #1 Host Australia, LLC

YES….! #1 Host Canada, LLC

YES….! #1 Host China, LLC

YES….! #1 Host Germany, LLC

YES….! #1 Host Japan, LLC

YES….! #1 Host Korea, LLC

NO….. $$$ Private Label Internet Service Kiosk, Inc. dba "PLISK.com"

NO….. 007Names, Inc.

NO….. 123 DomainRenewals, LLC (MyDomain)

NO….. 24x7domains, LLC (MyDomain)

YES…. Abbey Road Domains LLC

NO….. AccentDomains LLC (NameBright)

YES…. Aconcagua Domains LLC

NO….. Acquired Names LLC (NameBright)

YES…. Active Market Domains LLC

YES…. Advalorum Domains

NO….. Address Creation Domains LLC (Dotster)

YES…. ADomainOfYourOwn.com LLC

YES…. AdriaticDomains LLC

NO….. Advanced Internet Technologies, Inc. (AIT)

12/20 = 60%

E

YES…. Eagle Eye Domains, LLC

YES…. EastEndDomains, LLC

YES…. Easy Street Domains, LLC

NO….. EchoDomain LLC (NAMEBRIGHT)

NO….. Edomains LLC

YES…. EmpireStateDomains, LLC

NO….. Enameco, LLC (Dotster)

NO….. EnCirca, Inc.

YES…. EndeavourDomains, LLC

NO….. eNO…..m, LLC

YES…. Entertainment Names, LLC

YES…. Entrust Domains, LLC

NO….. Epik Inc.

YES…. Ethos Domains, LLC

YES…. EUNameFlood.com LLC

YES…. EunamesOregon.com LLC

YES…. EuropeanConnectionOnline.com LLC

YES…. EurotrashNames.com LLC

YES…. EUTurbo.com LLC

NO….. Everyones Internet, Ltd. dba SoftLayer (IBM)

13/20 = 65%

I

YES…. Iconicnames LLC

YES…. Imminentdomains.net LLC

NO….. Imperial Registrations, Inc.

YES…. Indirection Identity, LLC

YES…. InlandDomains, LLC

NO….. InsaneNames LLC (NameBright.com)

NO….. INSTANTNAMES LLC

YES…. Interlakenames.com LLC

YES…. Internet Internal Affairs, LLC

YES…. IServeYourDomain.com LLC

YES…. JarheadDomains.com LLC

NO….. Jumpshot Domains LLC

NO….. Key-Systems, LLC

YES…. Kingdomains, LLC

YES…. Klaatudomains.com LLC

NO….. Ladas Domains LLC d/b/a Principium Strategies (PRINCIPIUM)

YES…. Lakeodomains.com LLC

NO….. Launchpad.com Inc.

YES…. Layup Domains LLC

YES…. Leatherneckdomains.com, LLC

13/20= 65%

P

YES…. PacificDomains, LLC

NO….. Paimi Inc [ASIAN company]

YES…. Painted Pony Names, LLC

NO….. pair Networks, Inc. d/b/a pair Domains

YES…. Pararescuedomains.com, LLC

YES…. PDXPrivateNames.com LLC

YES…. PearlNamingService.com LLC

NO….. Pheenix, Inc.

YES…. Pink Elephant Domains, LLC

YES…. Pipeline Domains, LLC

NO….. Porkbun LLC

YES…. PortlandNames.com LLC

YES…. Postaldomains, LLC

NO….. Powered by Domain.com LLC (Domain.com)

NO….. PresidentialDomains LLC (NameBright.com)

NO….. PrivacyPost, LLC

YES…. Private Domains, LLC

NO….. ProNamed LLC (NameBright.com)

YES…. Protondomains.com LLC

NO….. Purity Names Incorporated [Christian company]

11/20=55%

T

YES…. Targeted Drop Catch LLC

YES…. The Domains LLC

NO….. The Registry at Info Avenue, LLC d/b/a Spirit Communications (SEGRA Domains)

NO….. TheNameCo LLC (NameBright.com)

YES…. ThirdFloorDNS.com LLC

YES…. Thirdroundnames LLC

YES…. Threepoint Domains LLC

NO….. TierraNet Inc. d/b/a DomainDiscover

YES…. Tiger Shark Domains, LLC

NO….. Tiger TechNO…..logies LLC

NO….. TLDS L.L.C. d/b/a SRSPlus (SRSPlus)

YES…. Top Level Domains LLC

YES…. Top Pick Names LLC

YES…. Top Shelf Domains LLC

YES…. Top Tier Domains LLC

NO….. Topsystem, LLC

NO….. TotallyDomain LLC (NameBright.com)

YES…. Touchdown Domains LLC

NO….. TradeNamed LLC (NameBright.com)

YES…. Tradewinds Names, LLC

12/20 = 60%

Post 7808810 View on 8kun

>>7808808

NETWORK SOLUTIONS linked to 61% of American domain registrars, con't.

p. 3 of 3

One thing that seems clear from even a quick look at the history of NS: there's shady stuff going on and it's been going on a long time.

4th largest domain registrar

Network Solutions, LLC is an American-based technology company and a subsidiary of Web.com, the 4th largest .com domain name registrar with 6,722,545 registrations as of August 2018.

https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Network_Solutions

Does this include just their business or those other companies linked to it?

Last 20 customer satisfaction ratings for 2019 = ONE STAR

Customer Satisfaction Rating for last year = 3/5 stars (n=155) BUT every review since 6/20/19 (20 of 'em) is ONE STAR. Look like real scumbags.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/internet/network_solutions.htm

From 2014: Network Solutions: We Won't Raise Your Domain Fees 2,300 Percent After All

https://www.wired.com/2014/01/weblock/

Why You Should Never Use Network Solutions

Author notes it's an old article, but the advice still holds true.

https://www.granneman.com/webdev/domains/neveruseverisignnetworksol

From the early 2000's: "If you register a domain name using Network Solutions (now owned by VeriSign, so you might see them doing business under the VeriSign name, or you might see them referred to as NSI), they sell your personal information to marketers who will bother you constantly."

Also ran across some possibly relevant about NameBright, which apparently owns 1/3 of all registrars. Guessing that means int'l ones as well.

http://domainincite.com/17807-one-company-now-owns-almost-a-third-of-all-registrars