I own a .net and my Domain registry is asking me to "back order" the .com -The .com is owned by them

by Jase66
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So I own a pretty premium .net domain and my Domain registry (Network Solutions) is the registry for the .com

However I can't get the details of who actually own the .com because its registered to a proxy (PERFECT PRIVACY, LLC) - Which I think is the Network Solutions anonymous domain product anyway....

Network Solutions emailed me months ago to "back order" the domain for $25

Which means they will negotiate on my behalf with the owner anonymously to buy it.
If the owner does not want to sell - They will buy it for me (before its offered to the general public) when/if the owner doesn't renew it.

I really want the .com from them, however I don't trust Network solutions because of their controversies such as front running domains - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Networ...#Controversies

What is my safest route to get the .com domain from them, without being ripped off / scammed etc and potentially figure out who actually sits behind the domain.

ps: going to the .com domain serves a "under construction" page branded by Network Solutions - Has been like this for years

Thanks in advance - Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.
#back order #domain #net #owned #registry
  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    What does Whois.com say the renewal date is?
    Check Archive.org to see if there is any trace of the domain in their records.
    Use domaintools.com to see some history of current and/or previous registrations.
    Without seeing the actual whois record I can't tell whether you can do this, yet even with privacy you can contact the buyer by using the privacy email. It usually begins with some long combination of numbers and other gibberish with the registrars extension at the end.
    The name may be worth something to you, but do you think it has value to others? If not you can call their bluff and let the name expire and/or pick it up when it drops. You can find some of the major dropping company here:
    Domain drop - Domaining directory
    Inquire with them if they handle domain drops from Network Solutions.
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  • Profile picture of the author KirkMcD
    Originally Posted by Jase66 View Post

    What is my safest route to get the .com domain from them, without being ripped off / scammed etc and potentially figure out who actually sits behind the domain.
    It doesn't matter if it has "privacy," contact the owner through the whois contact details. It should be forwarded to the real owner.
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