Must be coming up on Christmas, as I've received the quasi-annual threatening email from Network Solutions, requiring that I update/validate my contact information with them. The penalty for not doing so is loss of domains.
The problem is that I am no longer a customer of Network Solutions. A year ago, I finally was successful in transferring the last Network Solutions-managed account to a different, more customer-friendly registrar. This was not an easy thing to accomplish (took days).
I can't post the email here as Network Solutions posted a copyright at the end of it and, given my to-date experiences with them, I'm of the opinion that they wouldn't hesitate to sue for theft of intellectual property. I can, however, respond to its content and make comment:
To Network Solutions:
1) My cease and desist demand: I am no longer a customer of yours. I haven't been for the better part of a year. I view your threatening email as a nuisance and will starting reporting your actions to appropriate Agencies if I receive another.
2) Your embedded statement that you will continue to send me notices, in order to fulfill your "service obligation" to me, is nonsensical. If I'm not a paying customer, you have no service obligation and your email amounts to nothing more than unsolicited email, which might be actionable (see #1).
3) You no longer manage the domain that I'd purchased from you so many years ago. All of my domains are managed via a different registrar (primarily because of the tone of your periodic emails and the labyrinth that you've placed in front of your customer service).
To State and Federal Agencies:
4) A copy of the Network Solutions email can be made available via the usual formal request/demand.
To everyone else:
5) Network Solutions has a practice of "slapping" a copyright notice on electronic messages (emails) to individuals. I find this a bit strange. I'd be interested in hearing if this has ever been tested in litigation.