- Feb 4, 2016
World's first domain registrar Network Solutions disclosed a security breach that happened in late August 2019, and allowed a third-party to infiltrate some of the company's computing systems without authorization and potentially access some customers' personally identifiable information (PII).
Network Solutions is a Web.com subsidiary since 2011 when it was acquired for $405 million and 18 million shares. The company provides customers with "reliable website services like domains, hosting, security, professional email and more.".
Network Solutions entered into a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) for services including the domain name registration services on December 31, 1992.