Saturday, September 6, 2008

Rare signed/numbered Atlas Shrugged for sale.

Rare 10th anniversary edition of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Limited to 2,000 copies each copy is numbered and signed by Rand. This is number 350 of 2000. In the original slipcase. Hardcover in glassine jacket, bound in blue cloth with gilt on cover and spine label. Slipcase has some wear and slight fading. Book is in good condition with a very slight weakening of the binding which can be repaired easily. Shipping fees include insurance for full value of book. We can also accept credit card payments directly if you prefer. You may email us with questions or call us at 1 800 326 0996 with questions. We will ship anywhere in the world by UPS insured.

We have this book on auction at Ebay. The minimum bid is $2,400 or you can buy it now for $2,900. Typically this edition sells for $3000 or more. If you wish to bid on the book you can go here to do so.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Network Solutions continues to make life hell.

Since we posted on September 1 things did not improve with Network Solutions which, in my opinion, is acting maliciously to prevent us transferring our domain names to another server. They have demanded signed letters and ID copies. They got everything they wanted.

On Tuesday we were told that they had removed the transfer lock. They sent us instructions to reinitiate the transfer but we discovered that some admin contact information that they said they updated last week had not been updated at all. That would block the transfer. This in spite of them assuring us it had been done and would take effect in 24 hours. Everything apparently takes effect in 24 hours, in their dreams.

So the admin contact information finally was updated and that was confirmed. Instantly Network Solutions sent another message saying they had locked all the domain again! That was three days ago. We were told by phone that they would release it within 24 hours but that never happened. We have emailed them and they have ignored the emails. It has been one full week since we tried to get our new website design up and running and for that entire week Network Solutions has botched the transfer, lied to us, treated us as if were criminals for daring to use our own domain names, and basically done everything they can to block the transfer.

I know a lot of our customers at internet designers and such. May I warn you to stay as far away from Network Solutions as you can. As bad as they were when I last blogged about them they have managed to become even worse.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Avoid Network Solutions at all costs

Recently Laissez Faire Books was about ready to go hot with a new e-commerce site, the long-awaited upgrade that we needed. As you may know, when ownership was transferred it was necessary to pull down the old site.

We hired a web designer. Actually it was our second designer. The first designer started things, closed the old site, and then went out of business. We were working with the new designer to open this site as quickly as possible.

But in the process we were consolidating all our domain names with the same server. So we contacted Network Solutions, where the names had been registered, and asked them what we needed to do to transfer them. We followed their instructions. This after having to wait about 40 minutes before a customer service rep answered.

The next day they sent us an email saying they have locked two of the five domain names to "protect" us from unauthorized transfer of our names to another server -- this in spite of them knowing it was authorized and that it was done directly on the server, and after we answered their security questions. So we called them again and had to wait at least another 30 minutes before their service rep answered the phone.

At this point we explained to them that they locked two of our domain names and we needed them released and that were actually harming us not protecting us. They said they would expedite the release. One day later they send an email once again saying that they would not unlock our domain names in order to protect us.

Yesterday we also sent them an official request from the email address on record with them asking to release it. We responded to them when they emailed the official email address on record. And still they won't release our property to us because they are protecting us.

At this point I don't believe they are protecting us. They know we authorized the transfer so that our new e-commerce site could go into operation. It appears that they are trying to cling to our registration for another month in the hopes of forcing us to stay with Network Solutions. We were moving to GoDaddy because our parent organization, the Interntional Society for Individual Liberty, has a dedicate server there and their domains names registered there as well. We prefer to deal with one company instead of two. But now that we see how Network Solutions is inflicting financial harm on us it is clear that the sooner we cut all ties with them the better.

As soon as the new sites is available we will let you know. At this time Network Solutions is blocking and