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.