What is going on at Namejet? People that have been with the company for years are departing from the domain name auction platform. Namejet’s parent company is Web.com.
Jonathan Tenenbaum left Namejet very recently and was named COO of MediaOptions soon after.
Jonathan Tenenbaum was a Corporate Counsel at Web.com and then the Namejet General Manager for many years. He then became the Vice President of Aftermarket Strategy and Revenue at Web.com (Namejet’s parent company) and last year he was the Associate General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer at Web.com.
Today, I read that Scott Pruitt, Domain Aftermarket Brand Manager at Web.com (specifically at Namejet), has also left the company and looking for a new job in the domain name industry.
Namejet has been losing business and registrar partners for years for its expired domain name auctions. Registrars have been moving their expired inventory to GoDaddy auctions.
Namejet also lost the NamesCon auction that moved to GoDaddy auctions. That makes sense as NamesCon is owned by GoDaddy.