How do I hate Network Solutions? Let me count the ways … Their latest shenanigans involve auctioning off lapsed domain names rather than just returning them to the pool of unregistered names. This allows them to do two things; collect more than the standard registration fee for domain names that have already been registered, and more importantly, prevent people from registering those names with another registrar. Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn’t be worth it to throw out the domain name system and start over with something that doesn’t involve Network Solutions at all.