Since I have been on the Internet for a while I unfortunately have domains registered with Network Solutions.
They were the first company that one could register domains with.
They are so bad, it is not even funny.
With having your domains there you can also have DNS service with them. However: Their DNS servers go away. That is really really really bad.
That’s like your car stalling at random times. And doing so repeatedly.
The example with a car is not the right one, since most DNS providers are simply never down. They just work work work. While Network Solutions Servers don’t.
But that is -unfortunately- not the end of what is wrong with them:
Their web interface sucks. Much like with Godaddy its main purpose is to sell you more crap. Not to let you do what you want to do. That is really hard.
Imagine the DMV but having hundreds of beggars, peddlers and the like trying to push something on you while you wait.
Their phone system is just as awful as most phone systems are.
How rotten Networksolutions is I learned today:
I happen to have a .com domain with them that will expire (thank god!) in 2 months. Today I got 2 mails: They thanked more for my order of the corresponding
.info domain. They didn’t want any money for it. But it is ridiculous since I had to cancel this domain that I didn’t want.
What are they thinking???
Domain registration is EXTREMELY lucrative. For a couple of bytes one pays good money.
Network Solutions had more money than god. They had lots clients. Serving them just average could have kept them
in business for a long time.
Instead they tried to make even more money.
And all they accomplish is to royally fuck this up.
Register anywhere you like. Hell, if you don’t mind being exposed to half of the rant-points here, then even use the dreadful Godaddy. But Never Ever use Network Solutions. Really.
You will regret it. They gotten so continuously worse during the 15 years that I tolerated them in my life, I can only envision in horror what they future will bring …