AfternicDLS Upgrade

Afternic.com will be temporarilty unavailable due to a site upgrade on May 16, 2009.

Here are a few highlights:

• A new and improved user interface to make it even easier to find exactly what you need

• Improvements to increase your chances of a successful sale — including a brand new promotion level that allows you to reach a much wider audience of qualified buyers

• Cutting-edge portfolio management tools that streamline the buying and selling process

We are fully operational during this period.
For assistance, please call us at 1-866-351-9586 or +1-781-839-7990. You may also email us at service@afternic.com.

Thank you for your patience!

directNIC, Ltd. Partners with NameMedia to Expand Its Inventory of Premium Domain Names

 — Inventory from NameMedia to expand domain names available through directNIC, Ltd. –

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (May 6, 2009) – directNIC, Ltd., a leading full-service ICANN accredited registrar, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with NameMedia to provide premium domains for purchase at directNIC.com.

Visitors to the directNIC web site who search for a new domain to register will also be offered a broad selection of existing domains from which to choose, which will include domains listed through NameMedia’s Domain Listing Service, AfternicDLS.

“directNIC, Ltd.’s partnership with NameMedia provides directNIC’s customers access to the largest portfolio of premium domain names in the world,” said Jim Macallum, Technical Officer of directNIC, Ltd.. “Through this new partnership, directNIC will now have more than two million business oriented domain names available for purchase.”

AfternicDLS provides domain sellers with the opportunity to list registered domains for sale though its global distribution network, which also includes BuyDomains. AfternicDLS has a saleable inventory of more than two million names.

“We are pleased that the AfternicDLS membership will have the opportunity to list domains for sale with one the world’s leading registrars,” said Pete Lamson, senior vice-president and general manager of NameMedia’s domain marketplace. “directNIC Ltd.’s customers will benefit from having access to the world’s largest domain portfolio, providing them with new options to create and drive traffic to their businesses.”
Individuals interested is purchasing a domain should visit http://www.directnic.com Individuals interested in selling their domains should visit http://www.afternicdls.com/.

About directNIC, Ltd.

directNIC, Ltd. is an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) accredited registrar and ranks top #14 worldwide in number of active domain name registrations. directNIC, Ltd. specializes in Internet-based services, including its domain name registration, free hosting, paid hosting, paid DNS services, pop email, and Web-based email services. For more information, visit www.directNIC.com.

About NameMedia
NameMedia is a leader in the acquisition, development, and trading of digital real estate through a network of highly targeted Web sites and a marketplace for premium domain names. The company’s Web site development focuses on creating compelling online communities in niche categories. NameMedia’s marketplace allows owners of premium domain names to list their domain properties for sale, 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 Web site development platform, and its broad distribution, NameMedia now serves more than 60 million visitors to its network of Web sites and sells domains to customers in more than 100 countries.

NameMedia is headquartered outside Boston, in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.namemedia.com.

Contact:
Michael Ward
Director of Marketing
directNIC Technology Services
mward@directnic.com
+1-919-760-7002

AfternicDLS: Did You Know? #4

The 2008 price range of domains sold on Afternic was $60 to $750,000.

The 2008 median price for domains sold was $1,200.

How does AfternicDLS command the highest reported median sales prices in the industry?

Simple – aggressive targeting of SMB “end users”.

Call 1 866 866 2700 or (toll free) or +1 781 839 7903 outside the US to learn more about selling your names for the highest possible price.

We are available 7 days a week.

AfternicDLS: Did You Know #3?

Sellers who categorize their domains on AfternicDLS sell names at a 300% higher velocity than sellers who do not categorize their names.

The reason is that many SMB “End User” buyers look for domain name suggestions by searching categorically.  If a seller’s names are not categorized, they will not be included  in category base search results.

Categorizing your names means more successful selling and more $$ in your pocket.