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:
“Beginning in October, domains submitted to NameJet for sale via our Direct Lister program will be provisioned through Network Solutions. For domains already listed that are set to close in October and beyond, we will reach out to the sellers directly to work through the process.
Therefore, you will need a Network Solutions account to list domains with us. If you do not have a Network Solutions account, one can be created at https://www.networksolutions.com/manage-it/create-login-info.jsp. As part of this process you will also need to send your Network Solutions account ID and username to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can update your NameJet Direct Lister account.
As to transfer fees, we will continue to provide discounts on transfers for domains listed on NameJet. Those discounted transfers can be facilitated via the following link: https://www.networksolutions.com/domain-transfer/index.jsp
This change is part of an ongoing process of Web.com taking full ownership of NameJet. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work through this transition. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Thank you for your support and the opportunity to do business with you!
Importantly, you will note that the email said they “will continue to provide discounts on transfers for domains listed on NameJet.” Hopefully, NameJet and Network Solutions will enable sellers to transfer their domain names at the same cost they were paying previously (or for less). I can imagine this might be a bit of an issue for people who transferred names to Enom for NameJet auctions, and they now have to transfer the names to Network Solutions.
As a buyer, this means domain names won on NameJet that were sold by private sellers will be pushed to a Network Solutions account rather than an Enom account. It’s probably not much of a change for most people who regularly buy names on the platform.