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by on at 9:29 AM CDT
I waned to officially jump on this bandwagon and state that NetworkSolutions for web/email hosting has got to be the worst host I have come across in over 10 years of working with the internet.

I just recently switched to NetSol due to problems at my current host, after they were bought out
by a larger company, and ended up with the new owner's traffic related problems.

In thinking that switching to NetSol would make things better/faster/more reliable, I went over to NetSol and prepared to "switch" my services to NetSol after the end of business day Friday (yes Yesterday).

For those of you who know "how things work" you know your biggest problem, after changing hosts is DNS Propagation, right?

Well guess what, NetSol was already managing my DNS so that part at least internally to NetSol and the major DNS servers, should have been "easy" and guess what, it was!

What's the problem?

Although I have the "internal" address to my site/server WITHIN the netsol network, and every DNS server I check on has the new IP's/HOSTS WITHIN NetSol, NetworkSolutions is NOT able to get the site accessible within their own network, with their own DNS servers?!?!?!??!

Does that make any sense?

I have had my share of hosts in over 10 years, for myself as well as my clients. It makes no sense that a site, internal to ANY host has all of the DNS servers pointing to it, and can't have the site/email available?!?!??!

After calling NetSol several times, during the switch over process (and of course, only speaking with the overseas call center in India) and all I could get was "It will take 24-48 hours for the site/services to be available".

I even ran them through the paces,
(1) The internal site is running
(2) NetSol DNS servers are pointing to NetSol hosting services
(3) Most public DNS servers are pointing to NetSol hosting
(4) The site would be working at any other host

THEY AGREED! Can you imagine?????

Anyhow... what I plan to do now is wait the switch over, switch to their Advanced DNS Services, which will then make additional changes in DNS records/hosting much quicker, get another host, and switch away from NetSol in the next week or two...

Sheesh, you think you go with the "best" and you get the "worst".

Also.... Their "hosting control panel" has got to be the biggest joke I have ever seen, let me know if you want to know about that.
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