Both Moniker.com and SnapNames.com are going to launch redesigned sites on Monday afternoon and we got a sneak peak.
Generally the sites both look a lot cleaner and more user friendly.
Gone from the front pages of both sites are the banner ads for other products including domain auctions, domain shows which I thought garbaged up the sites quite a bit.
Replacing those ads both sites feature a simple auction calendar which lists all of the upcoming special live and online auctions as well as those upcoming auction that are opened for submission.
Other improvements include dashboards on both sites where you can navigate to often used functions like on Moniker.com for managing your domains, updating your DNS and renewing domains and on Snap, to seeing all the domains you are bidding on or selling on your buyer or sellers dashboard.
Here is a screen shot of the front newly designed Moniker.com front page:
Likewise Snapnames.com has done away with all the banner ads on the site and gone with a site geared to bringing end users on board.
Also gone are “featured domains” that appeared on the front page.
You will see that both SnapNames.com and Moniker.com have similar layouts with all the categories on the top of the sites matching.
As you can see both sites have “Find Domains”, “Domain Auctions”, “Domain Appraisals & Brokerage”, “Domains Products”, a “News & Resources” section and a link to “My Account” on the top of the screen.
The site will feature some tutorial videos, mostly for non-domainers, instructing them how they can submit domains to either one of Moniker’s live auctions or to the SnapNames.com online auctions as well as how they can use the system to bid on the auctions in layman’s terms.
From the Seller’s dashboard you will also be able to see the status of any domains submitted into the Live auctions.
Both sites plan on having links to blogs, articles and other resources to educate end users on domain investing and the importance of domain names for SEO purposes.
Here is a snapshot of the what the new front page of SnapNames.com will look like:
Customer support for all Oversee’s products will be combined in one central portal called “Support Cases” so that if you have an issue request support for SnapNames.com, Moniker.com and/or DomainSponsor.com products you will be able to track any opened tickets or support requests all from one spot.
There is a tutorial video available right now to walk you through the new Moniker.com and SnapNames.com sites which will show you how they will look, work and highlight some of the improvements.
Personally I think the sites look a lot cleaner and more professional and I love the stated goal of attracting more end users to the domain auction and marketplace.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
I’m told the sites should be live late Monday afternoon and no later than Tuesday Morning.