I can’t access the Network Solutions Whois database.
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I needed to use it to confirm the registration dates for one of my domains hasn’t passed. I got three (3!) faxes (faxes!) yesterday from a company, no name (maybe Domain Registry Support? if so, what a stupid confusing name, which is what they are going for), apparently trying to get me to panic and to switch the registration over to them.
Here’s one of the faxes. I haven’t removed or edited it, since all the information in it is in the public Whois database anyways.
After googling for “Domain Registry Support” I see that they have a history of scamming. Now they’ve moved onto flat out lying, and breaking the TCPA by sending unsolicited faxes.
The Wikipedia page for Domain Registry Support is informative.