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Verisign Bogus Invoice Tactic Halted by Injunction

Its about time...

1:01 pm on May 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Verisign has finally been called onto the carpet for those bogus renewal invoices that they pass off as "marketing"


1:15 pm on May 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I have disliked this company from get go. Yeck!!!!

Everytime I turn they have bought up somebody else, for once I wish somebody would buy them up. Maybe nows the chance.

1:52 pm on May 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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...for once I wish somebody would buy them up

Network Solutions was bought! It was a company called Verisign. Unfortunitly for Verisign now they appear to have received all the negitive force.

If I had been Verisign I would not have proudly placed my good name all over a bad company. Now people think they are bad.

2:26 pm on May 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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About seven months ago, an unsolicited T-shirt arrived in the mail from Verisign. It has the Verisign logo on the front, and a huge www.mydomain.com on back. I purchased this domain from them about 18 months ago.

It was XL size -- good only for pajamas. But it got me thinking...

If they can throw away money like this, then maybe I'm paying too much for their shabby service! So recently I transferred my four domains to another registrar for $8.95 each, which included a 1-year extension. I was getting ripped off for $35 each at NetSol, where the security against hijacking is Not Very Good for domain owners.

I don't understand why I was so stupid for so long. I think the carry-over from the old days had given me the lasting impression that NetSol was "authentic" while all other registrars were "fly by night." Now I know that I had it backwards. I don't know when the shift occurred, exactly, but the evidence is indisputable by now.

4:25 pm on May 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Well, fellow surfers...this is good news. One more giant with a bad attitude has been (somewhat) toppled. We can all agree that Netsol is a terrible company to deal with.

Hopefully we are seeing the beginning of common sense return to the business arena in the online world. Maybe the era of the big, untouchable behemouth that can thrash about however it chooses has finally ended in favor of the companies that act a little more in line with how we were all brought up to act in public.

Looks like L$ is getting their spanking too....who's next?

4:39 pm on May 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>>who's next?<<

Yahoo for automatic directory renewals/cc charges.


7:25 pm on May 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Google for their ridiculous over zealous policing of the rules of their "Google Adwords" system.

"Business Class hotel" as a headline for one of my client's campaigns was rejected for "Capitalisation Abuse" and they actually capitalised their own C and A in the rejection notification!

These guys have definitely got the Yahoo syndrome. They think that they are untouchable so that they do whatever they like. I've just pulled a cumulative $4,000 monthly budget from them simply because I don't like them anymore. It won't take many like me who vote with their feet to make them see sense.


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