How does NetworkSolutions Inc gets away with charging $34.99 a year?
Seriously... WTF? I am hosting my domains with 1&1 Hosting, which charges $6.99 a year. This seems like a reasonable price, but here's the main reason the guys like NetworkSolutions are still in business:
You can not transfer your domain 2-3 weeks prior, and two months after the date of your domain renewal.
This dead simple, but annoying rule guarantees that everyone who WANTs to transfer their domain, but is trying to wait till last minute and/or forgets till last minute, CAN NOT move their domain to a more competitive provider. Please give me one good explanation on how this rule protects consumers...See also: Network Solutions rules of domain transfer.