Receiver Fail: Network Solutions Responds to Expired Domains Sold on NameJet
Monday, June 7th, 2010
Company says it sent 54 reminders to receiver to renew domain names.
New details have emerged in the case of a court-appointed receiver failing to renew domain names that were subject to a lengthy court case.
OK, so it’s not the exciting. We all knew what happened: the receiver failed to renew the domain names, they expired, and then they were auctioned off at NameJet.
But a letter from Network Solutions shows that the receiver at least knew how to renew a domain name. As it turns out, he renewed the subject domain names at least twice. But for some reason he only renewed them for a year at a time (save money in case everything wrapped up?), and then he just dropped the ball this year.
Network Solutions Director of Legal and Business affairs wrote:
In establishing his account with Network Solutions, the Receiver agreed to the terms and conditions of the Service Agreement, and all services were then provided to the Receiver as the account holder…
From the initial transfer of the Domain Names into his account, the Receiver had full control of the Domain Names, including the ability to decide whether to renew the services for any or all of the Domain Names, and he obviously was well-aware of the steps that he needed to take to ensure any such renewal of services.
For the domain names that expired, Network Solutions sent four separate renewal notices — meaning Network Solutions sent 54 reminders to renew the subject domain names.