According to an email sent to NameJet customers earlier this afternoon, the auction platform is now auctioning Tucows’ expiring domain name inventory. Here’s what NameJet sent to its customers today announcing the new auction inventory:
“NameJet announces a substantial increase to our registrar expiry inventory with the addition of expiring names from Tucows. Tucows has been an ICANN accredited registrar since 1999 and possess a large number of aged domains. This recent integration means more inventory of quality names are being made available every day on NameJet!”
I just learned that Tucows is now sending all of its expiring inventory to NameJet. When asked to comment on this via email, Tucows CEO Elliot Noss referred me to Steve Barnes, Vice President of Retail & Aftermarket at Tucows. “We’re now sending all of the Tucows expiry to NameJet,” Steve told me. I am unsure about how many domain names a month this will add to NameJet’s inventory.
I also reached out to NameJet GM Jonathan Tenenbaum to get a comment, and here’s what he told me: “We are very excited to expand the Tucows inventory on our platform. We are always working to bring the best domain names to NameJet and this addition presents a great opportunity for our customers.”
In September of 2016, Andrew Allemann from Domain Name Wire published an article announcing that Tucows’ expiring domain name inventory was being auctioned via GoDaddy Auctions.