Often I get asked what the best way is to find the best expiring domains, and what are the best sites to look for them on. Up until recently I didn’t really have much info for anyone asking me about domains. But all of that has changed. Namejet is a what many may call a domainer’s dream, with some of the best domain auctions, expired domains and available aftermarket domains.
For any of you who are new to domaining, when you dont pay your domain renewal fee, your domain will expire. When your domain drops it enters a dead time in which the original owner still had an opportunity to revive the domain. If the owner of the domain fails to do so, then there is a number of “drop services” that usually pickup the domain for themselves or prospective clientel. Some of these include Snapnames, Pool, and NameWinner.
So the domain aftermarket, which is comprised of drop catching services and/or backorder services whatever you wanna call it, is primarily used by domainers to catch profitable domains that may be dropping. But these services can also be useful for someone looking to startup and needing a decent domain name to start from.
So why should I use NameJet?
Well first of all NameJet is backed by eNom and Network Solutions one of the biggest domain registrars on the net. Snapnames used to have a monopoly on this market because of private contracts with Register.com, Godaddy and Network Solutions. However the times have changed, and we are no longer in this type of monopolistic rule, and as a result, with their clean interface, NameJet has instantly become a force to be reckoned with.
Best Features of NameJet
- Currently there are over 100 dot com domains at auction which mostly all have zero or few bids. Since NameJet is a new name that is not yet well known, this allows for newcomers a great opportunity to get in there and grab some domains before even some of the most successful domainers.
- You are able to add domains to a “watch list” with no need to outright bid on them, which means you can monitor an auction right up until the close and get it for a near steal of a price.
Overall I think NameJet is a definitive up and comer in the domain game. I was able to test them out the past several days and picked up two domains (jokebang.com & pokergrit.com) which I think are killer domains and have great opportunity to make money. So go ahead an check em out, just be sure to stay away from registering domains with them, because at $30 a pop it can get quite pricey.