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 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.
If you sell domain names via NameJet, the auction platform just announced a provisioning change that will impact sellers. Domain names will now be provisioned from Network Solutions accounts rather than Enom accounts. This means sellers will need their domain names to be registered at Network Solutions rather than Enom. This makes sense given that Enom’s expiry inventory now flows through GoDaddy Auctions.
Here’s the email I received with the information sellers need to know:
There were two high value, one word .com domain names that closed at auction this afternoon at NameJet. This is not surprising. What is surprising is that both domain names were previously registered to major corporations, and instead of taking a gain from the sale of a valuable domain name, the registrars and auction platforms were the beneficiaries rather than each of these companies.
Web.com posted a job opportunity I want to share with readers. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company is looking to hire a Strategic Aftermarket Sales Executive. Based on the job description, it looks like the hire will work on the company’s SnapNames and NameJet lines of business. The job was posted one week ago on LinkedIn, and it looks like there are fewer than 25 applicants so far.
Here’s the job summary extracted from the LinkedIn job listing:
NameJet sent out an email to customers this afternoon to alert them about upcoming maintenance that will cause downtime on Monday, July 29th. During the maintenance period, customers will not be able to place bids or backorders on NameJet auctions. Customers were advised to place backorders in advance. Since auctions do not end during the scheduled maintenance time period, it doesn’t seem like they will be impacted.
Here’s a copy of the email I received: