Snapnames

SnapNames Backorder Pricing to Increase to $79

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SnapNames just announced that the price of backorders will increase to $79 from $69 (around 14%) on Tuesday July 19th. The company references advances in technology, improvement in security, and other domain services as reasons for this price increase.

The price increase will impact both expiry and deleting inventory. Because SnapNames and NameJet partner up on deleting domain names, I reached out to NameJet General Manager Jonathan Tenenbaum to see if NameJet also has plans to increase its backorder pricing.

Here is the email sent to customers:

SnapNames Hiring a Director of Business Development

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Web.com published a job opening on LinkedIn to fill the role of Director of Business Development at SnapNames.  I would assume someone in a bizdev role at the company might need to have extensive domain industry connections, so perhaps this job opening would be of interest to some readers.

According to the listing, here is the summary of the job opportunity:

The Director, Business Development SnapNames will develop and manage strategic partnerships and alliances, implement partnerships and applications within the SnapNames Group.

In addition to business-related qualifications,

Radix & SnapNames Partner on .Website Auction

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Radix is working with SnapNames to auction off some of their reserved .Website domain names. According to a press release shared with me this morning, “Radix will be placing a substantial amount of inventory up for auction exclusively through SnapNames, starting with .website domains.

I took a quick peek at the .Website auctions that are now live on SnapNames, and I see 8 pages of auctions with 500 domain names on each page. Among the thousands of .Website domain names are short numeric domains, one and two word domain names, and a wide variety of other types of domain names.

Some of the .Website auctions up for sale in this auction include the following names that were mentioned in the press release:

SnapNames Hosting Numeric Domain Auction

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I just learned that SnapNames is hosting a numeric domain auction. SnapNames has internally dubbed the auction “Notable Numbers,” as it presently contains all 6 number .com (6N.com)  domain names. There are no reserves on any of the names that are currently listed in auction. A few of the domain names have patterns such as 131717.com. The auction closes on February 25th at 3:15pm ET.

The timing of the auction is interesting. Chinese domain name investors seem to be the biggest buyers of numeric domain names. From what I have been observing, the market for Chinese-focused domain names has been

SnapNames & NameJet Team Up for LTD.com Auction

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LTD.com NameJet Auction

SnapNames and NameJet are essentially sister companies as well as competing domain name auction platforms. SnapNames is wholly owned by publicly traded Web.com, and NameJet is co-owned by Web.com and publicly traded Rightside. Both companies provide an auction venue for domain names.

I received a press release this afternoon announcing that the two companies are working together to sell LTD.com. The domain name is going to be auctioned on NameJet, and the reserve price is between $25,001 and $50,000. The domain name went on the platform today, and the final day for bidding on LTD.com will be Wednesday, December 2. At the time of publication, there are 34 bidders.

If you visit SnapNames and NameJet, you can see there is an advertising banner on both websites announcing the auction.

Because the domain name is currently registered under Whois privacy, I am not sure who owns this domain name.

The full press release is below:

What Does SnapNames Acquisition Mean for Domain Investors?

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On Friday evening, I reported that two Web.com employees tweeted that Web.com had acquired SnapNames, a once thriving domain auction platform. SnapNames may still be thriving, but truthfully, I have not participated or followed very many auctions on the platform in a few years. This morning, Web.com officially announced the acquisition in a press release, although terms of the deal were not disclosed.

From my perspective, in the last few years, SnapNames became more well known for its private domain auctions rather than its expiring domain auctions. I remember when SnapNames reported “bonkers” sales numbers for expiring domain names. The numbers may say otherwise, but that’s what it seems like to me anyway. When thinking about expiring domain auction houses though, I still consider NameJet, SnapNames, and GoDaddy to be the “big three,” again keeping in mind that I almost exclusively use NameJet these days.

For a while now, SnapNames has maintained one of the

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