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    Multi-lingual Domain Names Registrars
    NetSol: Transfer Away or We Delete your MDN
    posted by michael on Saturday January 17 2004, @12:45PM

    Anonymous writes "see their e-mail:
    "On February 28, 2004, Network Solutions, LLC will no longer offer or support Multilingual Domain Name registrations (MDNs). A list of your domain name registration(s) affected by this change is provided below.

    In order to keep your .COM and .NET MDNs registered to you, you must transfer them to another provider before February 28, 2004. If these MDNs are not transferred, they will be deleted from our database which will make them available for registration by anyone. Your MDNs will continue to be listed in your Network Solutions(R) account until you complete the transfer process or until we delete them on February 28, 2004. You do not need to renew your MDNs in order to process your transfer.

    Please be assured that these changes only apply to Multilingual Domain Names. Network Solutions will continue to support your other domain name
    registrations and services.

    If you have any questions, please contact Customer Support at customerservice@networksolutions.com.

    Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.


    Network Solutions(R) Customer Support

    Multilingual Domain Names with Network Solutions as of December 30, 2003: ...

    (C) Copyright 2004 Network Solutions, LLC. All rights reserved."
    Is this legal?
    I thought a have a contract with NetSol till 2005?"

    "Recently I paid for most of my Domain names to be registered until sometime in 2005. Now I have to spend money again."

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    Re: NetSol multilingual
    by simon on Monday January 19 2004, @04:11PM (#12875)
    User #2982 Info | http://www.nic.pro/
    1. NetSol does not delete multilingual domain names.
    NetSol !Registrar! says "transfer away to another !Registar" or we will delete your domain name. The !Registry! will still support multilingual domain names.

    2. Multilingual domain names work!
    Country Code TLD registries like .de, .pl, .at, .ch,... already have introduced multilingual domain names or will introduce them in the beginning of 2004.

    "More you understand on IDNs, more you see that it cannot work"

    Could you please explain...or is this a baseless claim?

    nic.PRO will be back online soon with FREE sub-domains. Dowload the FREE plug-in at

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