Suspension of reissuing deleted domain names

In the spirit of open communication, please read the following notice re :
reissuing of deleted domain domain names...

Until further notice, Network Solutions will be temporarily suspending the
process of deleting domain names for which payment has not been received.
In recent weeks the InterNIC has been spammed repeatedly with tens of
thousands of requests by domain name speculators attempting to register
deleted names. The huge volume of requests received reduced customer
service levels for all customers. Temporarily suspending the name deletion
process will remove the motivation behind the spamming, thereby hopefully
eliminating the customer service problems and also allowing time to develop
an appropriate longer-term solution to the spamming problem.
David H. Holtzman
Sr VP Engineering, Network Solutions

What can be down about Have a look at the files at I just tried to register a domain for
a customer, and found that it had been registered the day before by I believe they have no intention to use the domain
name. All they hope to do is sell it, probably for $1000. They appear to
have setup no DNS records other than NS records for it.

Companies like this that piss in the domain name registration pool should
be banned from registering domains.


What can be down about Have a look at the files at

This is NOT an operational issue. The InterNIC's capricious modification
of their SOPs is NOT operational. Pathetic whines about failing to register
domains is NOT operational...

I believe they have no intention to use the domain name.

There is no requirement to use a domain name in any way, shape, or form.

Jon Lewis <> | Unsolicited commercial e-mail will


How about dealing with the situation in the same manner that some have been
dealing with spammers? The offending registers should be cut off by their
network providers. If NSI states that is flooding them with
registrations, and is one of your customers, confront them. If they
don't yeild, cut off their service.

Abuse of the registrar on this magnitude could be considered a denial of service
attack, or more likely, going against the self governing, self regulating ideas
that the internet runs on. Regardless of your feelings about how NSI is running
their service, this kind of behavior is not acceptable.