I have bought a lot of domains through them. And they used to be the premier site. But I stopped visiting them when they turned off the chat room. If I wanted to buy a domain there was no reason I would not just directly contact the owner and make an offer. They lacked the something extra.
I think Register.Com is playing fishy ! maybe some sort of market manipulation to buy back their own stocks. ! . I bet the site will never go down !. ..By the way have u visited afternic.com recently?.. Their page is clean and nowhere mentions of financial problems ..,