Your Domain Rights Are Being Ripped Off!

Written by Dr. Tag Powell

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They sent an email message informingrepparttar Domain Name owners (you) that your Domain Name was being (stolen) transferred away; they could lose their rights to their Domain; and did they request a transfer to an unknown party? Most ofrepparttar 108331 public had no idea who was Network Solutions or who held management of their Domain Name. Out of fear and misunderstanding ofrepparttar 108332 message, most said they did not know that their Domain Name was being transferred to another party.

To prevent this mass exodus Network Solutions seems to have develop several quasi legal techniques: put offrepparttar 108333 renewal process untilrepparttar 108334 name is close to expiration, they can then legally lock uprepparttar 108335 Domain and prevent you from transferring away from their control.

They do this, by at least two ways we know. When Network Solutions receivesrepparttar 108336 notice of transfer, they...

1. Sent a notice that someone is trying to transfer your name. You will getrepparttar 108337 feeling that someone is trying to steal your Domain. This frightens most people who respond to not approve ofrepparttar 108338 transfer (or do they nothing). Network Solutions then sends an email tellingrepparttar 108339 renewing registration company thatrepparttar 108340 Domain owner refused to reply (timed out) andrepparttar 108341 transfer was canceled.

2. Somehow don't sendrepparttar 108342 required notices. They say they did not receive an answer and lock uprepparttar 108343 name. The Domain Name owner must now quickly renew with them orrepparttar 108344 Domain Name goes up for resale.

This is borderline honest but... YES,repparttar 108345 plot thickens.

When a Domain Name nears renewal time Network Solutions will lock uprepparttar 108346 Domain Name and not transfer it. If a transfer has been requested, using one ofrepparttar 108347 above rip-off techniques, Network Solutions deniesrepparttar 108348 transfer. Then they will quickly immediately afterrepparttar 108349 expiration date, offerrepparttar 108350 Domain Name for resale on one of their many sites. If they can not sellrepparttar 108351 name (after an unknown time)repparttar 108352 Domain Name will then be available torepparttar 108353 general public.

This problem swells when somehowrepparttar 108354 Domain owner requesting a transfer does not receive notice. Without notification their name can be resold to a third party. Bam...repparttar 108355 total rights to their Name belongs torepparttar 108356 third party. Although this is legal, it is not fair. We have seen this happen several times. They seem to only cancel quickly if a transfer has been requested. We have seen expired Domain Names sit for as much as four months before cancellation.

There are several other nasty quasi legal tricks being performed by Network Solutions. We will get into these at another time.

Our partners, Tucows, have filed an official complaint torepparttar 108357 governing body, ICANN, against Network Solutions for these and other borderline practices but it will take months before this is resolved.

The Bottom Line. You haverepparttar 108358 right to chose who manages your Domain Name inrepparttar 108359 master database. You can reducerepparttar 108360 yearly cost of your Domain Names by 50%, but you should renew at least a month before expiration date. In fact, you can renew at any time with no loss andrepparttar 108361 renewal is added to your current expiration date. You can renew a year or two years in advance with no loss of time. A month before expiration date will give you time to get byrepparttar 108362 tricks of Network Solutions. Do not wait, if your Domain expires in a week, it is too late to transfer. You can pay Network Solutions for one year only. They will try to get you to renew for two years. You can then choose a new registrar and get your Domain Name management moved.

Blatant Plug... Of course, there are benefits with going with a smaller company. You can get a real email answer from us as to your Domain problems within 24 hours. We do not use autoresponders to reply. You can get us onrepparttar 108363 phone between 1 and 5 P.M. EST, most time onrepparttar 108364 first try. Please call us with only Domain problems we have registered or renewed.

At our security is unique, a human firewall, all of our registrations and renewals are hand processed by a live body. This prevents hackers from getting control of your Domain throughrepparttar 108365 automatic processing.

Really, it doesn't matter if you renew with us or one of our competitors, like, but it is wise to do it now and get it out ofrepparttar 108366 control of Network Solutions. Who knows what they will try next.

Dr. Tag Powell

How To Make Money Selling Domain Names

Written by Wayne Ford

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These lists are literally worth thousands of dollars. To get repparttar lists all you have to do is subscribe, which is easy and cheap. Then each week you will receive a fresh list of expired domains in your email inbox.

You may also purchase a custom keyword search inrepparttar 108330 recently expired domain name pool from DNS research - .

Other tools to help you find great domain names:

DNS Research - sells lists of all available Dictionary Word .COM, .NET, and .ORG domain names. They also offer lists of remaining three character domain names.

DNS Index - - sells lists of available three character and four character domain names as well as custom searches ofrepparttar 108331 expired domain pool.

FREE tools to help you find great domain names: offers a free weekly e-zine that includes a list of over 200 high quality expired and available domain names. The website also has tons of domain related links, resources, services, news and more. has a great search engine that recommends available domain names based on a keyword you enter. has a search engine that does pretty muchrepparttar 108332 same thing except you have to click on each name individually to see if it is available.


After you find some good domain names, you will need to register them. Not too long agorepparttar 108333 cost to register a domain name was $70 for two years. But with new regulations andrepparttar 108334 distribution of registering privilegesrepparttar 108335 cost of registration has become more affordable. Meaning more profit for you! You can now register a domain name for as little as $14 for a year. One place to do this is at


The most effective place onrepparttar 108336 Internet to sell your domain names is on auction sites. List them first on,, and There are also domain name brokers that will list your site for free, a fee when sold, a fee to list, or both a fee to list and when sold. is a great high traffic site to list on and you only pay them only a small percentage when you sell your domain. If you have a good domain name, and your price is right it won't be long before a buyer bids or contacts you.

Many new domain sellers makerepparttar 108337 mistake of trying to sell every domain name for thousands of dollars. When, in fact, you will do much better selling more domains for a few hundred dollars. This way you will have a much higher turn around rate. Remember you are registeringrepparttar 108338 names for $14 and if you sell one for even $200 that is still a huge 2600% profit!


As you can see, domain name buying and selling is a good way to make a great deal of money. It's very easy and you can do it in your spare time. Get started today by subscribing free to, subscribing to DNSIndex - (instant access to expired domains) and any ofrepparttar 108339 other available and expired domain lists listed above. Register with and and begin selling! Good Luck!

This publication was written by Wayne Ford, "And you thought all the good domains were taken!"

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