Due to the requirement that users have to connect to the internet in order to register/activate the product, Designer will not run beyond the trial period on closed/secure networks where there is no possibility to connect--even once--to the internet. I consider this a bug--not a feature request--since this problem prevents me from using the product on these networks.

I'm not aware of any other software that has this requirement. There needs to be an option that allows users to just enter the key that they receive after purchasing the product.