back to article Network Solutions' 30-day refund has a catch: It'll keep up to 30%

Network Solutions has been scolded by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for misleading consumers over a "30-day money back guarantee" that wasn't quite what it seemed. The domain flogger and web hosting company has offered the "guarantee" since 2008 on its hosting deals, which range from $120 to $350 per year. But on a …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ahh, compliance measures.

    So much effort to be expended by a company on showing that they are behaving. I should think in some cases, the company's management would rather have been hit with a fine which they could pay and write down and get out of the way.

    Anon as once worked for a company that was taken to task over collusion with the other main company in its sector to if not fix at least to share pricing information on their (commodity) product.

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

      "share pricing information on their (commodity) product"

      So there is a problem with that? In particular, if it is a commodity product, barriers to entry should be low so any "upwardly shared" pricing should be undercut soon-ish.

  2. W. Anderson

    Why did not the FCC force Network Solutions to "refund" excess partof refund fee.

    Commercial enterprises in the USA - particularly, have no respect for honest business practices and only act legally when "nailed to the wall" with significant fines that are payable immediately, rather than when their objection court cases end in average 3 - 4 year period.

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