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Network Solutions

(Network Solutions, Inc., Herndon, VA, www.netsol.com) The first private organization to register Internet domain names. Founded in 1979 as a consulting company, it continues to be perhaps the best known registrar along with about 600 others accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Sold in 2007 to global private equity firm General Atlantic, the products and services of Network Solutions have expanded well beyond domain name registration. A complete line of Web hosting, Web design and e-commerce services is offered to a target niche of small businesses, most with less than 10 employees.

History of a Strong Brand
In 1993, agreements between the National Science Foundation, General Atomics and AT&T formed the InterNIC project, which turned the U.S. government's name registration over to Network Solutions. The company initially provided the service for free, but began charging in 1995. It remained the only domain name registrar until 1999, when the registration business opened up to competition. In 2000, Network Solutions was acquired by VeriSign, Inc.

In 2003, VeriSign sold its Web-related businesses (e-mail, websites, hosting and Web presence) to Phoenix, Arizona-based Pivotal Private Equity. Pivotal, which renamed itself Najafi Companies, retained the registrar function and Internet services while resurrecting the Network Solutions brand name until 2007 when it sold that part of the company to General Atlantic. VeriSign kept the master registry database of .com and .net domain names (COM NET Registry) and website authentication service, renaming it VeriSign Naming Services. VeriSign is also the directory provider for .tv and .cc names. See ICANN and ARIN.
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Everyone else has to pay Network Solutions a $50 annual fee, a change that angered Internet users (individuals who connect to the Internet through a provider like CompuServe or America Online do not have to pay).
Receiving the honor of being named 'An Outstanding Customer Service Experience' for the second year in a row shows that all of the efforts that Network Solutions has made in the past few years to ensure that we have the most technically trained, friendly and knowledgeable consultants in the Web solutions industry have paid off.
Network Solutions offers members of the American Express Business Savings program special discounts on the full suite of Network Solutions products and services, including both "Do-It-For-Me" and "Do-It-Yourself" Web site design packages, E-commerce packages and online marketing services that help merchants drive traffic to their Web sites, and more.
Eric Foster and Charles DeVeaux, Co-owners and Partners of Paradox Communications Marketing, a new media design and marketing communications company, were awarded the cash prize of $10,000 and a Network Solutions e-commerce Web site package valued at nearly $10,000.
Network Solutions asked that NSTAC advise the Commerce Department and interested Members of Congress of its intent to handle this request, noting that "a number of members of Congress have expressed similar concerns with the proposed .
Network Solutions offers a complete do-it-yourself Web site solution to meet the needs of any growing small or medium-sized businesses owner.
Also, customers responded favorably to the new and improved Network Solutions Web site because it is easier to use.
IIJ Quarantine Network Solution creates a secure internal local area network (LAN) environment by automatically detecting PCs with security weaknesses and isolating them from the network.
We have more than three million small business customers and whether they are in consulting or plumbing, we often hear that tax season gives them a headache," said Champ Mitchell, chairman and CEO of Network Solutions.
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