Namejet

  • ICANN expects to lose 750 registrars in the next year

    … the ownership of just three companies — Web.com (Namejet and SnapNames), Pheenix, and TurnCommerce (DropCatch.com). These companies lay out millions of dollars on accreditation fees in order to game ICANN rules and get more connections to registries — mainly Verisign’s .com. More connections gives them a greater chance of quickly registering…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • Nigger.com returned to NAACP after expiration prompts $10,000 auction

    … for three weeks, during which time the registrant was listed as Perfect Privacy, Web.com’s proxy/privacy provider. While expired, it had been placed (presumably automatically) in a NameJet auction, as first reported by Raymond Hackney at The Domains. At time of writing, the auction had attracted 72 bids and a high offer of $10,000. It was a “Wish…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • .com-dominated NamesCon auction already has one million-dollar bid

    … There’s still about week to go until this year’s NamesCon conference kicks off in Las Vegas, but the live auction that will close the first day of the show has already seen pre-bidding action. One batch of domains has already received a high bid of $1,010,000, but does not appear to have yet met its reserve. The batch is led by bar.com…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 21 readers -
  • Pheenix adds 300 more registrars to drop-catch arsenal

    … The domain drop-catching arms race is heating up, with budget player Pheenix this week acquiring 300 more registrar accreditations from ICANN. According to DI records, the company now has almost 500 registrar accreditations in its family. More accreditations means more registry connections with which to attempt to acquire expired domains…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -