So there was a lot of talk about Network Solutions and .XYZ yesterday. We had a comment in one thread which led to Michael doing a follow up post and mentioning that specific comment.
The comment was :
“I recently got the email from Netsol offering me a complementary .xyz for my so-so .com free for 1 year. and in order to decline such an offer I had to visit a link and click decline, otherwise the domain would be mine automatically.”
So I called Web.com who owns Network Solutions and Register.com. The switchboard lady Gina transferred me to Network Solutions where I spoke to a Matthew, whose first words were “What is Dot XYZ ?, I have not heard of that”
I explained a new tld etc… I then mentioned the comment on thedomains and asked if new customers would get a matching .xyz with a new .com. He asked me if I saw the email ? I said no, he explained he gets calls all the time from people where they claim to have seen an offer that never existed. He said this offer never existed. That was at 6:18 pm.
I called Web.com just now at 2am my time, the switchboard lady switched me and this time I got a gentleman named Kevin, I asked him what I asked the other gentleman earlier in the day. He put me on hold and said sorry sir none of my colleagues have heard of this offer.
So that is the actual feedback I got when asking about .XYZ giveaways with the corresponding .com.
UPDATE My good friend Matt got this as well and here is the email