If you have visited NameJet this afternoon to place a bid or backorder a domain name, you’ve likely been redirected to a maintenance message on the website. Visiting NameJet.com redirects you to Maintenance.NameJet.com with the following message showing:
We’re sorry, but we were unable to process the redirection request for the site you are attempting to access.
If you feel that you are receiving this message in error, please check the URL and try your request again.
I reached out to the management team at NameJet and was given an update from Jonathan Tenenbaum, General Manager at NameJet:
Due to some unforeseen technical issues, all NameJet auctions scheduled to close today (7/6) are being pushed out 24 hours (to 7/7). We will provide additional information as it becomes available and thank everyone for their patience and understanding. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience caused by these issues.
I was told the company will be updating customers in an email, and they will also be providing an update on the company’s Twitter feed.
Once I hear back with another update from the company, I will publish it here. Hopefully the issue will be resolved shortly.
Here’s an update from NameJet’s Jonathan Tenenbaum:
“Unfortunately, as of this evening we are still dealing with technical issues. We have a great team working very hard get our website up and running and we are hoping to have the site back online shortly. As we stated earlier, all auctions that were scheduled to close today (7/6) have been pushed 24 hours – to 7/7. For domains with the Pre-Release period ending this evening, some of those domains will have the Pre-Release period extended 24 hours. Due to system limitations, the Pre-Release period cannot be extended for all domains, so those auctions will be set to “public” to allow those who could not place backorders to still participate. Thank you to all of our customers for your patience and understanding. We should have more information available tomorrow morning and we will share it as soon as possible.”