Network Solutions is Front Running Domains Names
This is evil. Pure evil. I use Godaddy but with this behavior Network Solutions isn’t going to get my business anytime soon.
I registered sdfasdfasdfeeejansdfoiausdfljaoweu.com a few minutes ago.
Guess what. Network Solutions admits to it – it’s a security measure.
I’d like to clarify what we are doing. In response to customer concerns about Domain Name Front Running (domains being registered by someone else just after they have conducted a domain name search), we have implemented a security measure to protect our customers. The measure will kick in when a customer searches for an available domain name at our website, but decides not to purchase the name immediately after conducting the search.
This protection measure provides our customers the opportunity to register domains they have previously searched without the fear that the name will be already taken through Front Running.
They’re front running domains names so no one else can front run them.
Either that or they’re preventing their competitors from making additional revenue.