This bites. I registered the .com and .org versions of the domain name for the site I run two years ago; I've been waiting for the person who registered the .net version to either give it up or let it run out. Well, it expired Sunday (Aug 25); but the company they registered it with (Network Solutions) has now claimed it--with no expiration date. Apparently, because the individual didn't renew with Network Solutions, they've given it a "grace period," but the domain name belongs to them until they decide to give it up. This bites. Network Solutions has been running this scam for a long time now. In their warped opinion, your domain name actually belongs to them, and you only "rent" it from them. Frankly, I'm at a loss as to what to do at the moment. Guess I'll just keep waiting to see if it actually comes open, and hope that (like Linda did with klukluxklan.com) I manage to catch it. I could go with one of the services that constantly monitor for something like that; but I don't want to pay the $69 when I can go with godaddy for $9, or simpleurl for $12. People, make a statement. If you've got your domain name registered with Verisign/Network Solutions, and it's within your power, then transfer your domain to enom (via simpleurl) or godaddy. Don't let Network Solutions tell you what you can or can't do with YOUR domain name!