For a number of years, Register.com partnered with SnapNames to auction and sell its expired domain names. Register.com was acquired by publicly-traded Web.com in 2010, and the company’s expired domain names will now be available via NameJet beginning this Thursday.
According to Christie Chute, Manager of Monetization and Aftermarket Sales at Web.com, the company has been testing NameJet with its private portfolio of domain names. “We’re really excited to have the opportunity to work closer with Matt and the NameJet platform,” said Chute. “We’ve seen great success using NameJet for our everyday/non-expiry auctions and I’m looking forward to the upcoming transition of our expiry names as well.
For SnapNames and its new owners, the writing has likely been on the wall for quite some time. Network Solutions has been a NameJet partner for several years, and like Register.com, Network Solutions was also recently acquired by Web.com in a deal that closed at the end of 2011.