Nasty weather, snow, promote higher bids at domain auctions

A three-year research of domain auction venues, including Sedo, SnapNames, Flippa, GoDaddy TDNAM and NameJet has produced some very interesting results. The research was conducted by an independent panel of professionals, and included domain investors as part of the data analysis team, supervised by the Tallahassee Polytechnic of Sciences. Weather, apparently, plays a major role […]

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NameJet: One more reason to become a verified domain bidder

NameJet attracts many domain bidders for its exclusive stash of domains from Network Solutions; these aged domains are inherently more valuable than domains that dropped. Competition among bidders on NameJet can vary, but typically it goes into the upper hundreds and well into the thousands. At that level, one must be a verified bidder in […]

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Nerdcore fan claims he was scammed at NameJet

In an article slash rant published over at popular blogging medium Medium.com, a fine fella by the name of Jeremy McAnally complains that NameJet ripped him off. The cause of duress over the domain name Nerdcore.com was the removal of the domain from Jeremy MacAnally’s account, after the auction ended and he paid for it. […]

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Exclusive: First photo of Matt Overman’s new role at Rightside

The great news about Matt Overman’s status upgrade from “god” to “super god” at Rightside was something that we would not miss. Matt has been doing a marvelous job over at NameJet for several years – aeons in domain terminology. While Jonathan Tenenbaum is taking over Matt’s spot, we were provided with the first exclusive […]

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From the Monday whine department: A domain backorder flaw at NameJet

NameJet has generated lots of sales over the years, and it’s one of these domain auction platforms that seem to attract dependable buyers. Naturally, its expansion into the exclusive sales territory added more inventory, but there is a fundamental flaw that can be frustrating at times. Domains that are being auctioned exclusively – that is, […]

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Update: Extinct.com shockingly low sale, Through.com success

A few days ago we covered the sale of Extinct.com – a premium domain name – by domain investor, Conan P. Despite some extensive sleuthing, the editing of a sales thread at DNForum failed to disclose the exact price, which was presumed to be in the five figure range. The ever-busy Conan contacted us with […]

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IPO domain sold for – Well, not as much as if it were an IPO!

The domain name IPO.us didn’t fare too well over at NameJet, in a no reserve auction, despite its 12 years of age and strong letter appeal. The IPO acronym stands for Initial Public Offering; the initial availability of a company’s stock to the stock market. After receiving 43 bids by 29 bidders, the results of […]

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Animal Rescue (.)com auction fetches low five figures

The auction for the quality domain AnimalRescue.com has ended at NameJet, with a total of 282 bids from 247 bidders. That’s one of the highest participation numbers in recent memory, due to the high quality and potential of this domain. After a three day bidding battle, the winner – ryansaeucf – placed the winning bid […]

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NOC: Premium .org sells for four figures on NameJet

The auction for NOC.org, a premium, aged .org domain has ended over at NameJet. Registered in 1994, according to DomainTools, NOC.org represents an acronym popular with the network guru crowd: Network Operations Center. The final price of $2,060 dollars came after 110 bidders placed a total of 137 bids. The winner, hxcai, has been covered […]

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Merged .com auction closes below $2k

A great domain name, Merged.com, ended up being sold for under $2,000 on NameJet, earlier today. Yikes. 🙁 That is a domain name registered in 1998. This is a domain name that we kept an interest in, but unfortunately missed its closing bids due to some other obligations. A total of 97 bids from 85 […]

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Say (feta) cheese! Dot com sold on NameJet

There is nothing quite like feta cheese, the most popular of several traditional Greek cheeses. Remember: if it’s not made from sheep or goat milk, it’s not feta, and cow milk feta is imitation feta. Get it? In the European Union, feta cheese is also a product with protected designation of origin; only Greece can […]

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Uncle Sam is sad: Tax.info sells for peanuts on NameJet

Afilias has been peddling off its long-held generic .info gems, and although Wine.info sold for more than $13k today, Tax.info didn’t fare as well. The auction for Tax.info – a keyword with half as many results on Google as ‘death’ – was held at NameJet, like the rest of the Afilias one-worders. After 138 bidders […]

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