Crypto-domaining : SnapNames to offer domain mining “off the blockchain”

SnapNames, the definitive domain drop-catching service, will be offering domain mining for long term investing. Influenced by the success of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies aimed at digital gamblers, the SnapNames service will be totally off the blockchain. “At SnapNames we know what people want, it’s quick flips using a traceable model that can keep track […]

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SnapNames increases its domain drop-catching price

SnapNames is increasing its domain drop-catching prices, and they sent out an email outlining the price hike to $79 dollars per domain. The same price increase affects NameJet back-ordered domains pending delete as well. The price increase is effective July 19th, according to the email notice below: A message to our valued customers: For many […]

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Pokémon GO : SnapNames launches new Augmented Reality drop-catching service

Tapping into the lucrative Augmented Reality market, SnapNames is expanding its drop-catching services to the gaming industry. The Web.com company announced the launch of SnapKemon ™, an AR app designed to integrate with the popular Pokémon GO. “Many employees at Web.com are now taking extended lunch breaks, and while we’re a progressive company, wanted to […]

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Yikes! SnapNames now powers NameJet drop-catching

For those who like their peas and carrots separate and not mixed up, this isn’t great news. SnapNames announced that it will be powering the drop-catching services for NameJet, in a joint platform. In other words, one does not have to bid on both NameJet and SnapNames, in order to increase their chances of catching […]

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SnapNames: Black Friday domain auction at a discounted rate

If you use SnapNames to grab domains that are about to drop, or that are part of an auctioned inventory, we have good news. SnapNames is offering a discounted, $39 dollar rate as part of a Black Friday promotion. The SnapNames auction is ongoing, and ends on Friday. The current inventory to be auctioned at […]

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.CLUB dropping domains now available on SnapNames

According to a notification email sent out by drop-catching service, SnapNames, they are now offering the dot .CLUB inventory at their drop: SnapNames is now offering .CLUB dropping domains. Here are just a few reasons the industry is calling .CLUB the most popular new domain extension: #1 in usage, .CLUB has the most live sites […]

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Where is the Projects.com auction winner?

Late last month, the premium, aged domain name Projects.com dropped; slipping from the capable hands of domain investor Merlin Kauffman. Projects.com was subsequently caught by drop-catching veteran service, SnapNames, and was auctioned off. The winning bid, at $87,550 dollars, was placed by user “qursan“, according to Mike Berkens who was in the auction. It’s now […]

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Projects.com : Who caught Merlin Kauffman’s dropped domain jewel?

The domain Projects.com, registered in 1995 was mysteriously allowed to expire and drop. Its former registrant, domain investor Merlin Kauffman and his company, True Magic LLC, owned it since 2008, having acquired it for an undisclosed amount. Somehow, Projects.com appears to have escaped Kauffman’s group of renewals; the domain was registered with Fabulous.com when it […]

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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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SnapNames rolls out its new domain escrow

SnapNames announced the immediate availability of its new domain escrow. The service promises to be easy and affordable, with timely updates of the escrow status, among other features. Here is the full press release: We are pleased to announce that the new SnapNames Domain Escrow service is now live!  Escrow has never been easier. Within […]

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Moniker issues refund for Stolen Domain but some issues remain

It took several weeks, but eventually Moniker refunded an unsuspecting domain investor, who ended up receiving a stolen domain name via SnapNames. The sale of HKE.net to James Booth, became problematic, after the seller was told that he had acquired it on SnapNames from a domain thief. Moniker then repossessed the domain and gave it […]

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Moniker under fire as honest buyers got ‘tea-bagged’ by flawed credit system

Moniker is under fire once again, after a domain that changed ownership several times in recent months, was deemed as “stolen” and was reclaimed. In a sticky – and stinky, for Moniker – situation unfolding over at top domain forum, DNForum.com, the domain HKE.net was sold to domain investor James Booth, brother of popular domainer […]

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