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Old Mar 8, 04, 11:56 am
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1000 FF Miles for renewing domain with NetworkSolutions

If you renew for 9 years at $14.99/year, they'll give you 1000 FF miles with your choice of one of American Airlines, Delta, Northwest, United or UAL. Customer Service Numbers is 1-888-642-9675.
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Old Mar 8, 04, 12:06 pm
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I did that last year, I think it was a five year renewal term. It took about 8 months and you don't want to know how many emails and phone calls to get those miles to post correctly! I also got added to their "offers" email list. I wouldn't do it again.

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My experience with Network Solutions is they are absolutely horrible from a standpoint of customer service (on par with Sprint PCS). They are also the most expensive.

I have been using www.godaddy.com for a couple of years. They are the cheapest I have found, their service is (only) above average though much better than Network Solutions. They are, however, completely reliable.

.com registration, normally $8.95/year is, at the moment, on sale for $7.95 year. Network Solutions is $35/year but reduces that to $15/year if you pay them $150 up front for ten years.

Sorry--no airline miles, but even 100,000 miles would not be enough for me to give Network Solutions another dime.

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Old Mar 8, 04, 3:16 pm
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I will agree with the last poster Stay as far away as you can from Network Soloutions There are better and less expensive registrars out there.

I just moved everything to godaddy also and find there service to be much better than NS

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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by CozumelJen:
If you renew for 9 years at $14.99/year, they'll give you 1000 FF miles with your choice of one of American Airlines, Delta, Northwest, United or UAL. Customer Service Numbers is 1-888-642-9675.</font>
That sounds like an expensive way to buy 1000 FF miles (as comparing to using a better and less expensive registrar).
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Network Solution is terrible. GoDaddy is good up to the minute when you need to reach a human being there. Then, they are a nightmare.

I have all of my domains with NameCheap.com , 8.88 /year .



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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by pushback:
My experience with Network Solutions is they are absolutely horrible from a standpoint of customer service (on par with Sprint PCS). They are also the most expensive.

I have been using www.godaddy.com for a couple of years. They are the cheapest I have found, their service is (only) above average though much better than Network Solutions. They are, however, completely reliable.

.com registration, normally $8.95/year is, at the moment, on sale for $7.95 year. Network Solutions is $35/year but reduces that to $15/year if you pay them $150 up front for ten years.

Sorry--no airline miles, but even 100,000 miles would not be enough for me to give Network Solutions another dime.

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dito....exactly what I do....talk about price gauging....
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by pushback:
on par with Sprint PCS</font>
Wow. That's pretty wretched.
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Stay as far away as you can from Network Slowlutions, AKA Veri$ign. It's not worth it to have to put up with them. I've, too, had good luck with GoDaddy.
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I just have to chime in with another "ditto." Network Solutions is a nightmare to deal with and NO amount of miles would ever entice me to use them again!
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This is the only FT thread I've ever come across where everyone agrees that it's not worth it to get miles from a particular vendor!

If that isn't a complete condemnation of NSI/Verisign, nothing is.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by xyzzy:
This is the only FT thread I've ever come across where everyone agrees that it's not worth it to get miles from a particular vendor!</font>
I will chime in. I have never had a website in my life, but found a $50 charge on my Amex bill a few months ago from Network Solutions. When I called the 800 number provided to ask what on earth this was, the rep told me it was for a domain name renewal, but then refused to tell me what domain name it was for, or who owned it. I noted that I'd never had a domain in the first place, and they immediately said they'd put a credit to my Amex. Three weeks later, no credit. I called Amex to take the matter up with them, and they removed the charge immediately, without even bothering to go through the six-week process of investigating it. It seemed pretty clear that Network Solutions was a habitual offender. Morals of the story: scrutinize your credit card bills, and beware of Network Solutions!
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my first site was with NetSol. I ran into problems when they double-charged me for something but said it would take several weeks or maybe a month plus to get that money back. After extensive complaining, I finally reached someone there in the higher ups who finally sent me a check, Fed x. Seems they could have saved the mail charges and just do things right the first time.

Anyway, having been satisfied at the eventual effort to make things right, I continued w/their service and pretty much left things alone for the while. I have since shifted sites around and I dont use them these days.

More recently, however, I did renew a site for someone that already had it going through them. I had done some web site work for this person and he wanted to leave things as they had been, so I paid for what he wanted and included those charges in my final bill to him for all services on his site that I worked on. (I was doing it such that I would charge for any updates or new work on the site, any long-term hosting, and any new or renewal registration fees, and then bill for my services and add on those fees with a nominal markup people were happy with)

I personally have long since chosen other services for my own web sites, but when putting together that one I worked on for someone else, I was able to get the 1000 mile thing. It worked for me and I guess I have to say I am surprised it did, because I waited so long for the miles to show up. But I am now ashamed to say, since everyone here says it's not worth it, that I DID get those miles--actually, I had them posted to my wife's FFP because she was that much short of an award she wanted. Anyway, they took 3 months to come but they did show up and it says "Network Solutions sign up" in the airline miles profile for that period.

I would probably not go back for more--yes, there are far better and cheaper places to set up a web site--but this one did work for me and so if you are already in the waiting period, just hang onto your paperwork and wait a bit longer. When the 1000 miles come, make new choices for the next time if you need to.

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And Network Solutions has made it next to impossible to try to make changes to accounts for domain names, i.e. changing the administrative contact on an account.
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