Important Announcement for Afternic Members
Dear Afternic Member,
If you are like most of our members, you are smart, savvy, and take buying and selling very seriously. We respect this about you and it challenges us to exceed your high standards in everything we do. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce two new major initiatives that will drive sales and sales prices in a way that is truly unprecedented in the industry.
Coming in Spring 2009:
NEW Premium Promotion
Goal: To dramatically expand visibility for high-quality names
AfternicDLS is already the world’s largest business oriented domain aftermarket. Now imagine all the “end user” traffic we receive … and adding traffic from some of the largest registrars in the world. That’s what Premium Promotion is all about. This elite network captures tens of millions of searches each month, performed by people looking for names just like yours. Does all this increased exposure increase your chances for a fast sale at the best price? Let’s just say it doesn’t hurt … More details on Premium Promotion coming soon.
NEW Quality and Integrity Standards
Goal: To create the absolute best user experience in the industry
Trust is a big issue in this industry, and it should be. People want high-quality names and when a marketplace can guarantee that quality, the reward is increased sales and a higher sales price per name — something we know you want. That’s why beginning this spring, all names will be run through several checks to ensure the absolute best user experience in the industry. This includes:
1. Registration Verification: Imagine finding the perfect name … only to learn that it’s not legitimately for sale. Frustrating? Yes. It’s also fraud, and we are putting even stricter measures in place to ensure it won’t happen here. Ever.
2. Trademark Check: Thanks to our proprietary ACE Technology, which is integrated with the US Patent and Trademark Office, if you see a name listed here, you know you have the right to use it.
3. Removal of “Vice Names”: As a high-quality, professional marketplace that attracts small- and mid-sized business owners, certain names are outside of our vision, including those featuring adult themes, extreme violence, or recreational drug use. Common sense applies here.
We will let you know if there are any issues you need to address within your portfolio, but early analysis indicates what we suspected: only a very small percentage of names listed have issues — a great sign for existing marketplace integrity levels. And in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team with questions you may have (8:00 AM to 7:00 PM US EST).
* 1-866-351-9586 (United States, toll free)
* 1-781-839-7990 (International)
Thank you being a part of the best aftermarket in the industry.
Senior Vice President & General Manager