I had to double take one day when I was reviewing my traffic logs to find a subdomain on my site was attracting a good chunk of traffic – a subdomain that I didn’t set up myself or authorize my host to set up. That turned out to be an innocent mistake of failure to delete old records if I’m to believe my hosting company. (archive.org proved it too.)
But I’ve stumbled upon the odd unexpected, and in some cases scandalous thefts when I mis-typed and hit ww.domain-name.com and found hijacked domains which were being stolen by hosts or registrars or hackers. Since they weren’t mine, I laughed, or felt uncomfortable or got slightly outraged – and moved on. I can’t police other domains for people.
But now Network Solutions is stealing from domain owners - again by simply setting up all unassigned subdomains to resolve to their parked pages with ads on them with the little "under construction" links on them - but full of paid ads which steal from the rightful domain name owner.
When you can blame hackers or forgetful hosts, it's one thing - but when your registrar burglarizes your good name for profit - it's unforgivable. This has to seriously piss off a lot of Network Solutions customers.
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