New NameJet iOS App Available For Download

NameJet announced the release of it’s new iOS app. NameJet’s new App for iOS gives you more control when bidding in domain name auctions while on the go.

This is how Namejet describes the iOS app:
“The app has an easy-to-use interface, allowing you to manage your bids, putting you in control of your auctions regardless of location.

Never miss out on another NameJet domain auction. With an easy to use interface, the NameJet app allows you to manage your bids, and puts you in control of your auctions no matter where you are.”

I wish they made an Android app too.

The NameJet App Version 1.0.1 is now Continue reading

DropCatch.com Reports Some Domains Incorrectly Marked As Missed

DropCatch.com reported today that an internal process which alerts customers of caught and missed domains has been failing sometimes. This means that while the domains were caught by DropCatch.com, the domains have been sitting in a holding account in their system, doing nothing.

They performed an internal audit back to their launch date and found a few domains that were incorrectly marked as missed since DropCatch.com started.

Here is what DropCatch.com will do:

If there was only a single backorder on a domain which was incorrectly identified as “missed”, they will be pushing that domain to the customer who backordered the domain free of charge.

If there were multiple backorders for the domain then auctions for these domains will be starting today. Customers who backordered these domains will not be obligated to participate. There is a minimum bid of $60 for these domains.

The following domains will be listed in auction using the above special conditions: Continue reading

Namejet sells 69 domains for $368k (XCW.com $30k, MobileLoans.com $30k, Travel.Ninja $2,300)

Namejet released it’s June 2014 domain name auctions report. Namejet sold 69 (76 last month) domains for $368,421 ($555,842 last month).

Namejet only reports domains that were sold for $2,000 or more. I am sure that the bulk amount of sales are below this threshold. Here are the 69 reported domain sales at Namejet:
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NameJet Offering Premium FindYourDomain Domains (uoi.com, uu.uk, fl.org, tx.org)

Over 200 top-tier domain names from the FindYourDomain portfolio will be offered now through September 4, 2014 on NameJet.

This is the fifth time that FindYourDomain has partnered to offer a portfolio of premium domains names with NameJet. In the last round of auctions liu.com sold for $155,688, and there were numerous 5 figure domain sales.

Below are some examples of the domain names available:

Three character .com: fhf.com, vqs.com, uoi.com, wiy.com, pnn.com, ifk.com, sdh.com, mrq.com

Money and Finance: cashloansonline.com, cheappaydayloans.com, loans.info, onlinecarloans.com, taxaccounting.com

Two Letter .uk and matching .co.uk: uu.uk & uu.co.uk, nm.uk & nm.co.uk, yy.uk & yy.co.uk, xy.uk & xy.co.uk, tg.uk & tg.co.uk, and many more.

Education: homelearning.com, homeschoolprograms.com, computerschool.com, engineeringcolleges.com, ieducation.com, mastersdegreeonline.com

GEOs: fl.org, tx.org, pensacolahotels.com, clearwaterhotels.com, flagstaffhotels.com, texashealthcoverage.com, gulfcoast.com

Here is the complete press release:

Over 200 top-tier domain names will be offered now through September 4, 2014 on NameJet’s award winning auction platform. These exclusive domains are being brought to the public by FindYourDomain, a leading domain name brokerage and IP consulting company.

NameJet.com and FindYourDomain.com are pleased to announce the release of over 200 premium domain names over the next few months, with low and no reserve prices.

This is the fifth time that FindYourDomain has partnered to offer a portfolio of premium domains names with NameJet. In the last round of auctions liu.com sold for $155,688, and there were numerous 5 figure domain sales.

“We’ve always been happy with auctions provided by NameJet,” said Tom Salbego, Marketing Manager of FindYourDomain. “NameJet’scustomer base and marketing efforts help to drive qualified buyers and competition.”

“This is likely our best featured auction to date!” said Matt Overman, General Manager of NameJet. “Never before have we offered so many premiums, the majority of which are listed with no reserve prices.”

Below are some examples of the excellent domain names available across many desirable categories.

Three character .com: fhf.com, vqs.com, uoi.com, wiy.com, pnn.com, ifk.com, sdh.com, mrq.com, and more with no reserves.

Money and Finance: cashloansonline.com, cheappaydayloans.com, loans.info, onlinecarloans.com, taxaccounting.com, with no reserves.

Two Letter .uk and matching .co.uk: uu.uk & uu.co.uk, nm.uk & nm.co.uk, yy.uk & yy.co.uk, xy.uk & xy.co.uk, tg.uk & tg.co.uk, and many more.

Education: homelearning.com, homeschoolprograms.com, computerschool.com, engineeringcolleges.com, ieducation.com, mastersdegreeonline.com, with no reserves.

GEOs: fl.org, tx.org, pensacolahotels.com, clearwaterhotels.com, flagstaffhotels.com, texashealthcoverage.com, gulfcoast.com, and more with no reserves.

.XYZ Domains: earth.xyz, pets.xyz, cool.xyz, click.xyz, mart.xyz, pictures.xyz, media.xyz, press.xyz, with no reserves.

These and many other premium domains are available for backorder right now, with many more to come. Auctions will be spread out between now and 9/4/2014. Please visit the FindYourDomain page at NameJet for a full list of the domains currently available. Make sure to check back regularly to see all the new domains.
http://www.namejet.com/featuredauctions/findyourdomain

About NameJet:
NameJet is a joint venture between Demand Media, Inc. and Web.com Group, Inc. who each own two of four leading ICANN-accredited registrars (eNom, Name.com, Network Solutions and Register.com). Launched in 2007, with core auction software and technical infrastructure operating since 2004, NameJet serves domain investors, Fortune 500 companies and their representatives, small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as a diverse and global mix of individual investors. It has processed over 200,000 domain auctions, establishing itself as a trustworthy and transparent auction platform that is customer-focused and user-friendly.

About FindYourDomain:
FindYourDomain is a domain name brokerage and consulting company that assists in online branding for companies both large and small. FindYourDomain has brokered many one word domain names, including Aerospace.com, Feng.com, and Copy.com, to companies worldwide. With over $20 Million in total domain name sales, FindYourDomain takes pride in connecting buyers and sellers of premium domain names. In addition, FindYourDomain provides strategic consulting and brand protection services for companies looking to solidify their online presence and build their brand.

No .Global Domains Were Sold At The Namejet Extended Auction

.Global domains had a great auction at ICANN 50 but that didn’t continue to the extended auction at Namejet. No .Global domains were sold at the namejet extended auction because no domain reached it’s reserve. Media.global got a $2,750 bid but didn’t sell. Other 4-figure bids included email.global for $1,007 and invest.global for $1,550.

Namejet.com teamed up with with .Global Registry and Right Of The Dot to hold an Online/Live auction during the ICANN London Conference for 82 premium .Global domain names. 35 out of the 82 domains were sold for a total value of $63,780. Highlight sales included Banking.Global that sold for $12,000, Sports.Global that sold for $8,000 and IDW.Global that got $5,200.

Namejet.com handled the pre-bidding on the domains before the live auction and all domains that didn’t meet reserve went to a 2-week extended auction at Namejet.

Here are the .Global extended auction results from yesterday: Continue reading

.Menu Auction Ends With NO Domains Sold – Another Bad New gTLD Auction

Namejet had a .Menu auction that featured 32 .menu domain names but none of them sold. 6 of the domains got at least the opening $69 bid but none of them reached the reserve. Proteindiet.menu got the highest bid with $210 but did not sell.

The 32 .menu domain names that were supposed to be premium. I wouldn’t even pay reg fee for any off these yet alone bid on them in an auction with reserves. Bingo.menu seriously?

There has been a series with bad New gTLD auctions with the .build Namejet auction and the .BID & .TRADE Auction At Sedo.

The only exception was the .Global auction that got over $60k in sales.

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Dynadot Gets More Registrars And Offers .COM Backorders For $7.85 In July

Dynadot announced that it is running a drop catch sale for the month of July. They recently increased their registry connections and updated the technology behind our Dynadot drop catcher. I am not sure with the opened more registrars or they are using other registrars as drop catching partners.

The drop catch sale prices are:

$7.85 .COM
$7.85 .NET
$8.25 .ORG

In the case of a drop catch domain having more than one request, Dynadot will hold a 3-day private auction for the domain.

Here is complete announcement: Continue reading

.Global Auction Results: 35 Domains Sold For $63,780 (Banking.Global sold for $12,000)

Namejet.com teamed up with with .Global Registry and Right Of The Dot to hold an Online/Live auction during the ICANN London Conference for 82 premium .Global domain names. 35 out of the 82 domains were sold yesterday for a total value of $63,780. Highlight sales include Banking.Global that sold for $12,000, Sports.Global that sold for $8,000 and IDW.Global that got $5,200.

Namejet.com handled the pre-bidding on the domains before the live auction, which was held today in London during the ICANN 50 conference.

These domains were anticipated to be sold in the price range of $1,000 USD to $50,000 USD. Many were priced at no reserve and most of the domains carried a reserve of $5,000 or less. All of the domains carry normal renewal prices.

All domains that didn’t meet reserve will go to an extended auction at Namejet.

(The auction was a bit confusing because the reserves were changed during the auction. So I am not too sure about a couple of auction prices: cannabis.global and trading.global))

Here are the .Global auction results: Continue reading

Apples.com Gets A $55,000 Bid And ChristianBale.com Sells For $1,525

A couple of high profile domain name auctions ended yesterday. One at Namejet and one at Go Daddy auctions.

The domain name Apples.com was in a Namejet auction. The domain was put in auction by it’s current owner. It got a $55,000 bid but as the reserve was not met the domain was not sold. Apples.com was registered in 1995.

Over at Go Daddy Auctions the domain name ChristianBale.com was sold for $1,525. This was an expired domain auction. Continue reading

New Spam/Scam Email Targeting Snapnames and An Auction Ending Today

I got an email today that looked a bit suspicious at first glance. The email was send by a Gmail address (snapnamez@gmail.com) and the name was listed as “Domain Auction”. The subject was “LLLL Premium Domains and more…” and the email listed several 4 letter domains as well as other domains that being auctioned at Snapnames.

All domains had direct links to the snapnames auctions. I believe this is a spam email with the senders snapnames affiliate codes embedded in the links. All domains are part of the 2014 Summer Premium Auction that ends today.

But the most serious matter is that the email is trying to pass off as it was send by Snapnames. The scam email is signed off by “John Morozova” that is supposed to be
“VP Sales – Brokerage, Premium Auction and Escrow Services” of Snapnamez.

Do you notice the “z” at the end? I don’t believe that John Morozova is the name of a real person, yet alone someone working at the real Snapnames. Continue reading