I’ve had a few people ask me about the Network Solutions Certified Offers program. This programs allows domain buyers to use the services of NetSol to acquire domain names stealthily, where the company negotiates on behalf of the buyer.
The other day, I stumbled across a Whois lookup that listed “Certified Offer Holding Account” as the domain registrant. I hadn’t noticed this registrant information before, and according to DomainTools’ Registrant Search tool, the email address on file for this account holder is only “associated with about 2 domains.” Further, the Historical Record shows only 51 total domain names associated with the account name ever.
Now I understand that perhaps there may be many others that haven’t been archived by DomainTools yet (or previously). Network Solutions also may have changed the email address associated with the Certified Offers domain names, or the company may have changed the name on the account.
I really don’t know what the case is, but I would have imagined there would be many more domain names associated with this account since Network Solutions is one of the larger domain registrars, especially for corporate accounts.