Posted April 30th, 2009
Front Running? Or protection against Front Running. That was the argument in this issue of Network Solutions registering every domain name searched by customers for availability on NetSol’s WHOIS database. More HERE.
The result was a Class Action Law Suit which was recently settled. See the Settlement below:
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
In The Matters of
McElroy v. Network Solutions LLC, et. al, Case No. CV 08-01247 PSG (VBKx)
Finseth v. Network Solutions LLC, Case No. CV 08-01537 PSG (VBKx)
NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
To: All persons who, on or between December 14, 2007 and March 15, 2008, searched for the availability of an internet domain name through Network Solutions, LLC’s services, had the searched-for domain name reserved by Network Solutions and subsequently registered that domain name through Network Solutions, LLC’s services in the same internet session or within four days of having conducted the internet domain search, and who have not already received a full refund for the registration.