Network Solutions Implements New “Front Running” Policy; Is it Any Better?
After getting into all kinds of deep-water with its front running (aka domain tasting) practices, Network Solutions announced it would make changes to its policy. Thanks to Keri Morgret those changes have been spotted in the wild.
While searching for available domain names–and then deciding to abandon the search–Keri was presented with the following pop-up.
Here’s what it said:
Thank you for using networksolutions.com to search for your domain. If you have not made a purchase decision yet, we may be able to reserve the domain for 4 days to give you more time. Reserving the domain will help protect your search from front running. Reserved names will be available for registration only at networksolutions.com Please note that during these 4 days anyone can register these domains through our site. To remove the domains from a reserved status please call 1-800-333-7680. For more information, please visit our home page.
Please click “ok” to reserve all eligible domains that you have just searched.
Funny that Network Solutions wants to “help protect your search from front running.” Weren’t they the ones that were guilty of doing the front running? The message is certainly designed to make you feel safe and secure in clicking “ok” but then you realize that, by doing so, you can’t switch over to Go Daddy and save yourself $20+ in registration fees.
What do you think of the new pop-up?