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Re: NSI Domain Transfer gone awry - NSI "Nothing we can do"

Rusty and all,

  Looks like what I had predicted, along with others, that ICANN's
"Test Bed" Registrars has run amuck.  No small wonder with that
though, I imagine...  >:(

Rusty H. Hodge wrote:

> At 1:41 PM -0800 12/11/99, William X. Walsh wrote:
> >http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,32974,00.html
>                         Network Solutions couldn't just delete the
>                          registration since it was filed by Register.com.
>                          The company contacted Register.com and asked
>                          them to do a favor and give it back, but
>                          Register.com said no, we're under contract with
>                          the guy who registered it from us.
> They did this about 9 months ago as I remember - deleting a lot of
> domains that should not have been deleted. They ended up taking the
> domains back and reassigning them to the previous owners. No recourse
> was offered to the people who thought they owned the new domain -
> except they were offered a "free" new domain registration. Some of
> these were registerd for weeks before NetSol contacted the new owners
> telling them that an error had been made.
> Here's the letter I got:
> Dear Domain Name Registrant:
> Network Solutions registered the domain name #####.COM to your
> organization on February 25, 1999.  It has been brought to our attention
> that the registration prior to yours was inadvertently deleted by Network
> Solutions, and it must be returned to the original registrant.
> We do recognize the significance of a sudden loss of Internet identity, and
> upon your request we will expedite a new registration for your organization,
> and will not charge the initial $70.00 registration fee.  Upon receipt of
> the tracking number, contact me either by email at Research@netsol.com or by
> phone at (703) 742-4883.  If you reach voice mail, please leave your name,
> telephone number, new domain name, and associated tracking number.  I will
> mark the domain name as Paid in our database, and you will not receive an
> invoice for this billing period.
> We are canceling your registration of the ###########.COM domain name
> effective immediately.  The domain name will be returned to its original
> registrant.  Network Solutions sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience
> this inadvertent registration to your organization has caused.
> If you have further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact
> me.
> Sincerely,
> Lauren Johnson
> Investigations and Research
> Business Affairs Office
> Research@netsol.com
> 703-742-4800


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