@TeeCee - the irony is that they have
Emirates pays a company (not Network Solutions) to manage it's domain name portfolio to ensure that things like this do not happen.
Like many large corporations, however, the IT department is so paranoid about anything going wrong with the main .com domain name that they refuse to let it be transferred across to that domain name management company.
This sort of thing happens every day. The sooner people wake up and realise that Network Solutions is one of the worst places to hold domain names the better. Remember that this is the company that thought that pre-emptively registering domains that people were searching on at their site was an acceptable business practice.
Oh, and that domain management company charges less than Network Solutions laughable $35 a year gTLD price so they could have saved some money too.