Network Solutions Front-Running Domains

It appears that Network Solutions, the domain registrar company, has been caught front-running domain names. For those of you not in the know on what "domain name front-running" means, it is a term used to describe a technique believed to exist whereby an entity monitors searched for available domain names, and then registers that domain name prior to the person searching for it.

The practice of front-running domain names, which Network Solutions is engaging in, can give the domain registration company (Network Solutions) unfair advantages such as holding the domain name at a higher cost to the person looking to purchase it. As well, front-running the domain name requires that the person looking to purchase the domain name needs to purchase it through Network Solutions, rather than choosing from one of the alternative domain name registrars out there such as Bulk Register, GoDaddy, Tucows, and others.

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