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Registrars.com bought by VeriSign

the big get bigger...



2:43 pm on Jun 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Registrars.com after *never* making a profit, was bought first by a mega company, then was aquired yesterday by VeriSign (owners of NetworkSolutions.com)... I heard they are trying to buy everybody


3:05 pm on Jun 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Oh great! No doubt they'll introduce all those Registrars.com refugees to their super high tech, user friendly and well loved email template system for domain name updates.


3:07 pm on Jun 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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LOL toolman!. And , soon, they will also receive spam from the people that buy NSI's list! <this infuriates me>
And, yet, if they transfer to another registrar, they will continue to receive OVER DUE notices, and threats of ex-communication!

Does anyone know if ICANN is still considering giving them back total dominion over the .com?


3:17 pm on Jun 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I found out because a name I bought months ago from registrars.com was listed in the email that I got today:

Now you can turn
into a customized Web site.

You recently registered a Web address with Registrars.com. Now you can get a Web site and matching e-mail to go with that address -- at ImageCafe«.

To create your site, simply point and click your way through ImageCafe's easy 5-step process. You can choose from over 60 design templates! If you have a question along the way, our live support team is available 7 days a week.

You'll also get an e-mailbox with up to three matching e-mail addresses -- such as you@XXXXXXXXX.com . . .
customerservice@XXXXXXXXXX.com . . .
and buynow@XXXXXXXX.com!

Design your site in just 10 minutes! <http://dd.networksolutions.com/t/ts/r.asp?id=XXXXXXXXXX>

Create a professional Web site for your business quickly and easily. Then use matching e-mail to announce your new site to customers and friends!

A customized Web site and matching e-mail are just a click away.

If you do not wish to receive e-mail promotions from Registrars.com, a VeriSign Company, click here <http://dd.networksolutions.com/t/ts/remove.asp?id=XXXXXX> or simply reply to this message with the word "Remove" in the subject line.

Please do not respond to this message unless you wish to unsubscribe. Any replies to this message, other than unsubscribe requests, will not receive a response.

VeriSign has recently acquired your domain name registration contract from Registrars.com in an asset acquisition.

Copyrightę 2001 Registrars.com, a VeriSign Company. All rights reserved.


5:36 pm on Jun 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

We can probably kiss the nice domain name comissions goodbye as well...ah well


5:38 pm on Jun 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

I was just thinking the same thing... but something had to give over there... they were going down hard. I had been wondering if I should pull out for fear of them saying they had no cash on hand to pay me.

...it has been like watching the Titanic sink... except it took a year...


5:46 pm on Jun 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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oh, I dont know when it really happened.... that letter was the first I heard of it.


1:13 pm on Jul 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

well, the situation is pretty grim.... the day Verisign announced the deal, they canned a bunch of employees @ registrars.com (mainly operator support.) Now it basically almost impossible to get them by phone.... used to be they were the only big registrar you could get on the phone.

Anyway, everyone there is on a temp contract.... something like 6 months for the sales team.

Rumors are two fold: 1.) verisign is going restore registrars.com back to its former glory (a story created possibly to keep up moral of those that are left), or 2) Network Solutions and Registrars.com are going to merge into one, dissolve both names, and run under the Verisign brand.

I was literally one of very the first 'referral' partners they signed back in '99... longer than 95% of most people that work there... and have watched them go down hill over the last year.

Anyway, it goes deeper than that for me personally... and after a number of unanswered calls and emails to my account manager, I have started dragging bundles of kindling to the bridge...


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