There appears to be smoke in the city over at Network Solutions. 🔥 And if not smoke, then a blazing fire that dwarfs any wildfire likely ever encountered. 🔥 It’s been a rough week for Network Solutions aka Web.com.
First, it was reported that DomainNames.com was for sale. Based on a post from the supposed winner of the auction who paid ~$2.7K, this person was contacted by a Web.com VP only to be told DomainNames.com placed for sale was a “technical error” and the transaction would be reversed.
Talk about fishy business! I don’t know about you, but this certainly doesn’t look good for Web.com and any of its other properties.
For now, we wait to watch this story fully unfold and likely in the court of law. Could there be a settlement? 🤔
And insult to injury, then it’s reported that Network Solutions has somehow swapped the payment details in customer accounts to display 3rd-party sensitive credit card data with address details. 😡
The clawing back of a domain name is one thing, but associating people’s sensitive payment details to other accounts is grounds for shut down in my opinion.
That’s like signing over a blank check for folks to go domain shopping or purchase related services at your expense.
Fortunately, I don’t and never have done business with Web.com and any of its properties.
So, if you do business with Web.com, I strongly encourage you to check and validate your accounts and monitor your payment methods associated with that account. It’d likely not be a bad idea to look elsewhere for your domain name needs too!
In closing, truth be told, this type of incident could happen anywhere, any registrar, and any of us — although I hope it doesn’t.
Take extreme measures to guard your investment and payment method information.
That’s all for now!