VeriSign Sells Network Solutions
from the didn't-expect-that dept
Having just brought back the Network Solutions brand name for their own domain name registration business earlier this year, VeriSign surprised some folks today by selling that business off. VeriSign, of course, retains control over the .com and .net directories, but in selling off the domain registration service, it actually might take away one (of many) criticism about SiteFinder. Some people were complaining that for every typo domain, VeriSign was going to push people to Network Solutions to buy it themselves. Of course, these days, many people who had to deal with Network Solutions as a domain registrar years ago have learned enough to stay as far away from them as possible. The brand has a lot of negative connotations that go with it, so it will be interesting to see if the new owners, Pivotal Private Equity, can actually do anything with it.