As we reported yesterday, Network Solutions has been in a lot of deep-water after many people discovered the company was guilty of "front-running"–the practice of registering a domain name after someone has checked on its availability.
Today, CNET is reporting the company is reeling from the backlash and has announced they will make changes to their practice.
One change is that the company will offer only an "under construction" page for sites that it has reserved…Another change coming soon is that Network Solutions will register domains only when people search for domains from the company’s home page. No longer will it do so when people use the company’s Whois search page.
It make you wonder what went through the minds of the executive that make these reputation-risky business decisions–probably just dollar signs.