Network Solutions: Still The Master Of Its Domain

Rival Web-name registries haven't hurt the Internet veteran

You would think Network Solutions Inc. would be running scared these days. Last November, it lost its government-sanctioned monopoly over a building block of the New Economy: the registration of Internet addresses ending in .com, .net, and .org. Now, some 30 companies compete for the business of doling out Web addresses to retail customers--and nearly 120 others are ready to jump in. In spite of the competition, Network Solutions' shares are trading at about $315, up from a 52-week low of $49 last June.

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