The domain name Historia.com is back in pre-release at NameJet.com just about one year after it sold on NameJet.com for over $40K.
There is an old saying that history repeats itself, and that saying is proving to be correct.
Historia is Spanish for History.
Although the domain backorder period for Historia.com doesn’t close for a week (Feb 7th) there are already 174 bidders.
Historia.com sold on NameJet.com on February 11th 2010, with a high bid of $40,300.
I reached out to the winner of last year’s auction, MrsJello who told me he won the auction “but felt there was a fraud bidder who bumped the price, reported to namejet, but they did not want to sell at the last price before the “fraudster” was envolved…”
Typically when the winner of an auction on Namejet.com or SnapNames.com fails to pay for the domain, the domain name is placed back into auction shortly thereafter in an auction only opened to those who originally back ordered the domain.
However in this case, not only has it taken a full year for the domain to return to auction, but the auction is now opened for all to join.
I reached out to Namejet.com for comment last week.
Now in complete fairness The GM of NameJet.com has changed in the year since the 1st auction took place and in a response I received via email several days ago, he said he had no knowledge about the situation, but would check into itt and get back to me.
Hopefully NameJet.com will leave a comment on this post letting us know what happened, but for now we have a lot more questions than answers.