Network Solutions Held Accountable for Domain Name Theft

  • Mercury News: Registrar loses ruling in case. In a groundbreaking ruling that could unleash a torrent of lawsuits against companies that register domain names, a federal appeals court Friday found that Network Solutions, now owned by Mountain View-based VeriSign, could be sued for failing to prevent rights to the Web address from being stolen during the Internet’s boom days.

  • The negligence of Verisign has been so outrageous in this matter that it would have been a surprise for the court to hold any other way.

    Of course, the company now requires customers to formally agree that Verisign is not responsible for negligence, among other outrageous terms of service. What registrars behave better? Post a comment with your recommendations.


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