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:
NameJet News – BIGLEAGUE·COM – THEBOOT·COM – and More! – https://t.co/uqRuvTCY0a Going to #NamesCon? Sign up to participate in a focus group. https://t.co/QJMdzztHX3 #domains pic.twitter.com/Qdkcm6GeDT
— NameJet (@namejet) January 28, 2020
I am not going to participate in a formal focus group, but I thought I would share some feedback as a NameJet buyer:
- Require all private auction domain names to be registered at a Web.com registrar to ensure fulfillment. It might annoy sellers to have to pay for a transfer in advance, but that pales in comparison to being a buyer who paid substantial money for a domain name only to have to wait weeks to have the name provisioned.
- If a domain name is not provisioned to a buyer within one week (arbitrary), NameJet should proactively update the buyer and give the option for a refund.
- Offer at-cost transfers to Web.com registrars to give sellers a deal when they are listing their names for sale.
- Improve customer service response time. If nobody is going to answer the phone or return a phone call promptly, remove the customer service phone number from the website. Provide an email address that is monitored and respond to customers within a 24 hours (at most) during normal business hours.
- Provide better communications to sellers about when their payments will arrive.
- Add search functionality to allow buyers to avoid private auctions if they would like. Unless I really want a name, I totally skip over names with reserve prices since those are all private auctions and I do not really want to bid on private auctions for a variety of reasons.
- Eliminate the 2.5% sales fee that was implemented a few years ago.
- Search NamePros for “NameJet” and follow-up with people who have outstanding issues.