Yesterday afternoon, I had a tough time visiting NameJet’s website. It seemed that every time I tried to visit an auction page or my control panel, I saw an error message. I frequently saw that NameJet Maintenance landing page, which I asked others about on Twitter:
Anyone else having issues loading the NameJet website? pic.twitter.com/bbxBgbgIkv
— Elliot Silver (@DInvesting) December 8, 2021
I heard from others who had the same issues accessing auctions yesterday afternoon. Later on in the day, NameJet’s sister platform, SnapNames, posted an update about the issues on Twitter:
We are aware auctions on our platform were impacted today by a technical issue. We apologize for any difficulties our customers experienced. We will be extending the ending date and time of the impacted auctions and all participants will be notified.
— SnapNames (@SnapNamesDotCom) December 9, 2021
I can see that many auctions in which I was a participant have been extended to end today. There is a notice on the top of my account page:
High profile names in the Thought Convergence auction have been extended to end today. Aftermarket.com (high bid of $260,001), Threat.com (high bid of $176,000), Beer.com (high bid of $2,250,000 – reserve not yet met), and quite a few others have been extended to close this afternoon.
In addition to these private domain name auctions, some expiry auctions have also been extended. Nue.com (high bid of $73,000) and VIPs.com (high bid of $81,000) were extended to this afternoon.
Hopefully the technical difficulties have been remedied and today’s auctions close without issue.