I received an email this morning from Scott Pruitt, Aftermarket Brand Manager for NameJet and SnapNames, which shared some news from both platforms. SnapNames is now able to fulfill backorders for over 200 new gTLD domain name extensions. Backorders can be placed on domain names from a very large assortment of commercial (non-brand) TLDs.
The full list of the extensions that are now available for backorder on SnapNames can be found on its website. I took a look at the list, and it looks like many of the new gTLD extensions are owned by Donuts. In addition, there are some two letter ccTLD extensions like .CO, .PW, .CC, .GS, and .ME. I also see .Sex on the list, which is owned by the ICM Registry (that was acquired by MMX). There is a very wide assortment of extensions now available to backorder.
In addition to this news, Scott also informed me of some upcoming .IO domain name auctions that are scheduled to begin next week on NameJet and SnapNames. While the .IO names will be available on both platforms, the inventory will not show up to backorder until early next week. Backorders can still be placed, but they will initially show up as wish list backorders. Some of the one word .IO domain names in the auction include:
From what I understand, I believe these are registry reserved domain names. In fact, these domain names (among others) were mentioned in a public LinkedIn post from Mark Ghoriafi about one month ago:
I am not sure if all (or more) of those domain names are going to be auctioned on SnapNames / NameJet. If any of those domain names appeal to you, reach out to Mark or search NameJet or SnapNames.