- Founded: 1979
- Headquarters: Herndon, Virginia, USA
- Services: Domain registration, hosting, website builder, SSL certificates, ecommerce solutions, email solutions, online marketing
- Domain extensions available: Over 250
- Support: 24/7 live support (online help desk platform, phone, email)
- Known for: Industry leading support, great bundled pricing
Founded in 1979, Network Solutions is one of the oldest companies in the domain registration business. Although the company got its start as a technology consulting company, Network Solutions has become one of the most trusted and successful registrars in the industry. Back in the early 1990s when domain registration was free, Network Solutions was awarded an exclusive contract with the National Science Foundation to become the sole registrar for .com, .net and .org domains. As an industry pioneer, Network Solutions has continued to build a solid company that boasted 6.6 million domains under management as of 2009.
Domain prices at Network Solutions tend to run a bit high, as you might expect from a company known for its credibility and great reputation. The company promotes its domains in conjunction with its other services, such as hosting. For example, a recent promotion offered .com domains for "free" with the purchase of a 1-year hosting contract. Without hosting, the same .com would cost $34.99 for 1 year. Network Solutions was acquired in 2011 by Web.com – the same parent company of Register.com, another well-known registrar. Network Solutions is well known for its customer support, which is available by phone 24 hours a day.