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NameJet Backorder Closing Time One Hour Later

For many years, I would place my NameJet backorders right before the 11pm Eastern closing time. This was at the end of the evening for me, so the backorder time was pretty convenient as I was often shutting things down for the evening.

At some point in the last couple of weeks, I noticed a change at NameJet. The backorder closing time shifted one hour later – to midnight Eastern time. This gives people an extra hour to place backorders on domain names coming up for auction on NameJet and SnapNames. I believe this change is related to the integration of NameJet and SnapNames that is happening slowly.

NameJet and SnapNames to Fully Integrate

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NameJet and SnapNames are auction platforms that are both owned by Web.com. When it comes to expiry and private auctions, NameJet and SnapNames each operate independently of each other. On deleted domain names, there is an integration, allowing bidders to participate in the same auction on either platform. This is about to change, according to emails sent by NameJet and SnapNames this afternoon.

As of February 11th, bidders can participate in all SnapNames and NameJet auctions on either platform. For instance, BusinessInsights.com is an expired domain name that I can see is coming up for auction on NameJet in 17 days. At present, bidders would only be able to back order and bid on this auction via NameJet. However, after the integration, SnapNames bidders will also be able to participate. This makes sense, and it should drive more revenue for the company if there are bidders who only participate on one platform.

NameJet Holding Focus Groups at NamesCon

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If you’re a NameJet customer attending NamesCon, the company will be hosting focus groups during the conference. Here’s what was emailed to me this morning:

“NameJet will be conducting a series of focus groups at NamesCon 2020 in Austin TX from Jan 29 – Feb 1, 2020. If you are attending NamesCon and would like to participate, please click the link below.

NameJet will be providing a gift to everyone that participates in the focus group.”

There was a sign-up form to choose a time, which you can access via this NameJet tweet:

I am not going to participate in a formal focus group, but I thought I would share some feedback as a NameJet buyer:

OKBoomer.com Sells for $10,050

Last week, I wrote about OKBoomer.com, the .com domain name that matches the recently popularized term, “OK boomer.” OKBoomer.com was not renewed by the prior registrant, and the domain name expired. Because the domain name deleted and was caught by a Web.com registrar, OKBoomer.com went to auction at SnapNames and NameJet, two sister auction platforms operated by Web.com.

Wanda.com is Largest Sale of 2019 on NameJet


Wanda.com closed in a public auction on NameJet yesterday. The domain name sold for $83,817 USD. There were 197 bids placed by 129 bidders in this auction. The domain name was sold by a private seller rather than in a more typical expiry auction.

Jonathan Tenenbaum Named Chief Privacy Officer at Web.com

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Jonathan Tenenbaum served as the General Manager at NameJet from 2014 until he was promoted to the role of Vice President of Aftermarket Strategy and Revenue at Web.com in 2018. Jonathan managed NameJet since it had been a joint venture between Enom and Web.com up through Web.com took over complete control of the auction platform in late 2018.

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