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    Exclamation 100 years domain registration at NetSol

    Hi there,

    I have just received spam from Network Solutions letting me know they are now offering a domain registration period of 100 years (yep, that is a hundred years) for "just" $999. I first thought it was a scam or something but there it is, on their website:

    http://www.networksolutions.com/en_U...-yr-term.jhtml

    "PROTECT YOUR DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION INTO THE NEXT CENTURY.
    Every day, companies lose their domain names by accident because they failed to renew. Protect your valuable online identity for 100 years and rest assured that it will be automatically renewed into the next century."

    As if snapback was not enough to hurt pool.com & co, who is going to be around to try and catch the name in 2104? X)

    Scary.

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    ROFLMAO

    I would not want to stay a single year with NetSol.

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    A domain name that you can pass on to other generations, sort of a family heirloom. hah
    Domain Maven

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    What if I transfer my domain name to another registrar?

    It is important to note that your pre-paid 100 Year Domain Service is provided exclusively by Network Solutions for you, and will terminate upon any transfer of your domain name to another registrar, with no refunds. The number of registration years that transfer to a new registrar will be the current term of the registration at the time of transfer, as reflected in WHOIS.

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    Who guarantees that .com will still be around within 100 years, or even more realistic: who guarantees that Netsol isn't out of business by then ?

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    I would not waste the $$$. 10 years is enough for me
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    Originally posted by timechange.com
    ROFLMAO

    I would not want to stay a single year with NetSol.
    Do you have any .com ?

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    Originally posted by Ashley1998
    Do you have any .com ?
    With NetSol? Not anymore.

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    Originally posted by timechange.com
    With NetSol? Not anymore.
    all .com domain names are NetSol's.
    .net too by the way.

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    Originally posted by Ashley1998
    all .com domain names are NetSol's.
    .net too by the way.
    Actually, no. Verisign is the .com/.net Registry. Network Solutions is simply a Registrar.

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    Verisign has bought NetSol to get the registry. So, you think, that if it does not want the NetSol but at the same time it wants the registry? It is kinda illogical.

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    I can't see the Internet surviving that long. I think something will take its place. The Internet will be like those old Bulletin Board Systems we would use before the Internet took off

    RMF

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    Originally posted by Ashley1998
    Verisign has bought NetSol to get the registry. So, you think, that if it does not want the NetSol but at the same time it wants the registry? It is kinda illogical.
    Old news: Verisign and NetSol are not sleeping in the same bed.
    Do some searching.

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    So, Verisign took part of NetSol, is that what you are saying?
    I am not following you.

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    Originally posted by timechange.com


    http://www.teol.net/cms/view.php/2843.html
    So, .com registry has moved to
    Kralja Petra I Karađorđevića 109/III
    Banja Luka 78000
    Republika Srpska
    ?

    Please give us a solid news that say that Verisign kept the registry and sold part of NetSol.

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    Man, you're hopeless....

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    You are mistaken. I am a woman.

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    networksolutions has been sold to another company.

    so verisign doesn't own network solutions anymore.



    something made me laugh:

    Our Best Price.
    Lock in your domain registration for our lowest price available - just $9.99 a year. This is a savings of over 70% compared to paying annually.


    LOL saving 70% ? thats only at NETSOL, WAKEUP GUYS its $8 in most places these days
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    Originally posted by Bashar
    networksolutions has been sold to another company.

    so verisign doesn't own network solutions anymore.
    So, who owns .com and .net registry?
    NetSol was suppose to own .net until 2008 according to ICANN. And there were no timeline on .com.

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    Verisign owns .com and .net registry
    http://www.verisign.com/nds/naming/registrar/

    networksolutions became regular registrar just like any other registrar now since it was sold as per the news.
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    How can you divide one company in two parts and sell one part anyway? So, now, verisign has unlimited rights to all .com and .net? Will they loose .net in 2008?

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    Here is what I think:
    1. timechange is not right because we have the same NSI's registry. NSI has created it and, most likely, the same NSI's people work to support that old registry.
    2. In the documents, the name of the registry was changed to Verisign's in order to avoid loosing the registries as ICANN was pushing on that.
    When .org registry was taken away from NSI Versign decided to get rid of NSI name to keep .net and .com to itself.

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    yeah could be, nice trick to not lose .com and .net
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    Is it so hard to believe that Verisign (which once bought NSI), now sold it and is now only the registry?
    Sure, there will most probably be lots of the same people that worked for NSI years ago that now work for Verisign. But the point remains: they are different companies again and at the current time don't have much todo with eachother. I don't think the reason why Verising sold NSI (maybe because they could otherwise lose the registry-job) does really matter.

    My guess is that timechange likes nor NSI nor Verisign, like most of us around here. So if that's what you're looking for...

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    Originally posted by Gerrit
    Who guarantees that .com will still be around within 100 years, or even more realistic: who guarantees that Netsol isn't out of business by then ?
    With the way some things are going, who guarantees the planet or the human race will even be around.

    Whew, that was deep. Can I get an Amen?

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    May 1998 number of domains is ~2mln
    March 2004 number of domains .com and .net is ~32mln

    2mln*$35/year = 70mln/year
    32mln*$6/year = 192mln/year.

    Why am I giving you this numbers?
    Simply to show that the dismantle of the monopoly never happened.
    The monopoly alomost trippled their earnings on the fact of ICANN and you. Why you? Because, it was you, resellers, who work for the monopoly. You earn pennies. And the registry earns hundreds of millions.
    If we had the same NSI the number of domains would not be so high. But, due to the fact that everyone now sells domain names thinking that there is no monopoly, the number of domains is huge. So, the price $6 does not matter for the registry.

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    For once and for all Ashley, can you understand 2 simple facts?

    1. Verisign DOES NOT OWN Network Solutions. Verisign is the .com/.net Registry
    2. Network Solutions is an independent Registrar now. YES, they USED to be owned by Verisign but NOT ANY MORE. It was sold off to another corporation.

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    Here is a press release from the group that now owns NetSol:

    http://www.pivotalgroup.com/onews12.01.03.html

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    50 domains at 2 years each would be a better use of '100' years
    <erno> hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

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    Good point Algorythm

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    and 10K posts is reached
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    Personally I think in 100 years the concept of a ".com" will have changed so much it really doesn't make much sense to register one for so long.

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    Another attempt to make money.
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    I thought that there was an ICANN rule that set the maximum length of domain registration time at ten years?
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    If you read carefully what the terms are, they renew the domain every year - handling it internally for whatever term you have purchased (e.g. 30, 40 - 100 years). However, if you cancel by moving out to another registrar you are SOL as there is no refund.

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    Originally posted by ALGORYTHM
    50 domains at 2 years each would be a better use of '100' years
    In this case the choice of 100 domains for 1 year is much better. Would you prepay to the electricity company for 10 years in advance? That would be stupid of you. No?
    The concept of 100 years is the same as 10 years. Nothing more nothing less. The same idea. Not bad idea if you consider that NSI is a brand name and NSI is the creator of .com registry which everyone calls NSI's registry.

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