Over the weekend we received several hundred of emails from SnapNames.com telling us that domains we had backordered were now available on a “buy it now” basis.
The emails all have the same text to them:
Good news! (>>>>>>>>>.com) has become available for immediate purchase at SnapNames.
Please note that this is not an auction, but is offered on a first come, first serve basis at a fixed ‘Buy It Now’ price.
Please click on the domain name above to go to SnapNames to purchase the domain name, or go to www.snapnames.com and search for the domain name directly.
As a courtesy, we have removed your pre-order on this name as it is now available. Since the name is offered for immediate purchase, you should act quickly to ensure you acquire the domain name.
Due to potential high demand by other interested parties, SnapNames cannot guarantee that the name will be for sale for long. In the event it is already sold, the domain name will not appear as available when clicking on the link above.
Nice of them to remove my backorder.
Does that mean that they domain will never drop?
How do they know that?
A few of the domain names I received notice on were:
That just a few.
These domains are now priced as low as $596 and many are in the mid four figures.
All of the domains seemed to be owned under privacy at Name.com and are also available for purchase at Name.com for the same price as it is at Snap.
The question I have, which I don’t have the answer for is where did all of these domains come from.
I typically will go through domains that are in redemption or look like they will expire or that have mulitple backorders at Snapnames already.
While from time to time I will get such a notice its more like 1 or 2 a month.
Not 500 in a weekend.
All very strange.
I was wondering if any other domainers out there got mulitple notices like this over the weekend and if so what do you think it means?