VeriSign Nabs NetSol for $21 Bil: My God, what’s wrong with this industry? First VeriSign gobbled up Thawte to give themselves a virtual monopoly on the SSL certificate market, now they’re buying Network Solutions. At least it’s one sleazy company buying another, so the total number of sleazy companies is going to be decremented. You can make VeriSign look stupid by registering your domain name at one of these companies instead of NetSol. I’ve heard good things about Register.com and Joker.com. They’re a lot cheaper than NetSol, and actually seem to care about customer service.