NameJet Selects Afternic as Exclusive Partner for Premium Domains
WALTHAM, MA – April 30, 2013 – Afternic, the world’s largest premium domain marketplace, today announced that NameJet will join the Afternic reseller network as a Premium Partner. NameJet, a leading domain name aftermarket auction company co-owned by eNom and Web.com, will now offer Afternic’s portfolio of high quality premium domains with “Buy it Now” prices to its rapidly-growing customer base. Eligible Afternic domains will be transferred via its leading Fast Transfer technology to NameJet customers, giving them immediate control of the domain and providing an optimal user experience.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our relationship with NameJet beyond our work in the gTLD space and to welcome them into the Afternic network as a reseller of premium domains,” said Jason Miner, Chief Operating Officer for Afternic. “Our goal is to continue to increase our value to Afternic members by creating more liquidity in the aftermarket. The addition of NameJet to our reseller network increases our reach to new audiences and gives our sellers unprecedented exposure to buyers worldwide.”
Matt Overman, NameJet’s General Manager said of the partnership, “Afternic’s high-quality domain portfolio and incredible Fast Transfer capabilities was a key reason we selected them as a partner. We are committed to providing our expanding customer base with more choices and the best user experience for acquiring premium domains, and Afternic was a natural choice.”
Afternic’s inventory is already being displayed in search results on NameJet.
Afternic’s Domain Listing Service (DLS) is the world’s largest domain marketplace, offering millions of currently registered domains for sale through leading registrars worldwide. Through DLS, domains are promoted for sale to millions of active domain buyers worldwide.
Afternic is part of NameMedia, a leader in the acquisition, development and trading of digital real estate through a network of highly targeted websites and a marketplace for premium domain names. The company’s website development focuses on creating compelling online communities in niche categories. The company’s marketplace allows owners of premium domain names to sell domains, and for domain buyers to review the largest available inventory. Through its ownership of one of the largest domain portfolios in the world, its innovative website development platform, and its broad distribution, NameMedia now serves more than 50 million visitors to its network of websites and sells domains to customers in more than 100 countries. Headquartered outside Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts, more information is available at www.namemedia.com.
NameJet is a joint venture between Demand Media, Inc. (NYSE: DMD) and Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WWWW), who together own four leading ICANN-accredited registrars (eNom, Name.com, Network Solutions and Register.com). Launched in 2007 with core auction software and technical infrastructure operating since 2004, NameJet serves domain investors, Fortune 500 companies and their representatives, small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as a diverse and global mix of individual investors. It has processed more than 200,000 domain auctions, establishing itself as a trustworthy and transparent auction platform that is customer-focused and user-friendly. For more information, go to www.namejet.com.
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