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I logged into my Network Solutions account to change the nameservers for a domain name I won at NameJet last week. I noticed a .net domain name in my account that seemed out of place: CorporateStaffing.net. The keyword was familiar because I won CorporateStaffing.com on NameJet in September. I transferred this domain name to GoDaddy about a week ago.

I searched through my email account to see if there was anything related to CorporateStaffing.net that I might have overlooked. Zero results. I did a Whois search to see if that would yield any information, and the story became even stranger. I am writing this article on Sunday, December 24, 2017. The Whois record shows a creation date of December 25, 2017 – tomorrow:

I have no idea why CorporateStaffing.net is in my Network Solutions account, nor do I know why I didn’t receive any kind of notification about the .net domain name being added to my account. This domain name has privacy enabled on the Whois record, and it forwards to (my) parked CorporateStaffing.com domain name. There are no other .net domain names in my account and this particular domain name is NOT on auto-renew.

I am baffled by this. Any idea what is happening? An early Christmas “gift” from Network Solutions and/or Verisign? My only guess is the outbound transfer triggered the .net’s registration because it was available to hand register but that is a shot in the dark. At the very least, I think the registrar should have emailed me to let me know about the domain name being added to my account.


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Comments (15)

    Garth

    Have a .net and .info gifted registrations. Don’t want them, wish I could press a delete or cancel button. Just nonsense.

    December 24th, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    David Gruttadaurio

    Happened to me back in April of this year. They slipped into my account a .net of a .com I had recently won at auction. I’m guessing it’s their marketing department’s hope that you renew the domain when it’s expiring. They have done that previously with a .xyz of another .com I had won at auction as well. Pretty unprofessional gimmickry in my opinion.

    December 24th, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Andrea Paladini

    A NetSol gift for top clients … LOL! 🙂
    I see the previous registrant was from Massachusetts as well.
    Have a Great Christmas folks! 😉

    December 24th, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Ategy.com

    Pretty obvious it’s from Santa … Santa.net that is! 🙂

    December 25th, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Fatih OZ

    same here. they give the .net and add privacy hoping that you forget to cancel it and they will have extra bucks next year.

    how on earth a company like this can still operate in this industry?? where is ICANN??

    December 25th, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Leonard Britt

    I wish backorder services such as Namejet would offer an auto-transfer out feature so that upon winning a domain at auction the domain could be immediately transferred to one’s preferred registrar – rather than some obscure or undesirable one which has an interface the registrant is unfamiliar with. It can be a real administrative hassle to keep track of domains placed at a dozen different registrars.

    December 25th, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Khan

    It is a forceful practice by NetSol. I too have two .net’s added in my account.

    They also remind you to renew the crap when it nears expiry. Unnecessary pain for domain owners. I hate NetSol!

    December 25th, 2017 at 11:58 am

    JohnH

    Net Sol has the bar set so low that we hardly notice Godaddy’s slow descent into the muck.

    December 25th, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Andrew

    I can solve part of your puzzle.

    The clocked had already turned to Dec 25 in UTC, which is why it shows a day later.

    As for why the domain is in your account, certainly seems like a promo that they haven’t let you know about yet. Did you check your spam folder?

    December 25th, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Ryan

    Same as the .xyz nonsense, very dangerous to stick people with names they did not register into a public registry.

    December 25th, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Eric Lyon

    People still use NetSol with their inflated pricing? Or have they lowered renewal costs to compete better these days?

    December 26th, 2017 at 12:09 am

      Elliot Silver

      Only on my NameJet auction wins and when I buy a name from someone who has it registered there and the account change is easier than a transfer.

      In reply to Eric Lyon | December 26th, 2017 at 6:23 am

    John

    Slimy, dirty Network Solutions at it again.

    December 26th, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Elliot Silver

    I requested that it be deleted from my account and that they don’t give me any domain names like his in the future.

    December 26th, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Steve B

    Tell them to do that when you get Loan.com or Car.com.

    December 26th, 2017 at 2:35 pm

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