Afternic, announced their partnership with Directi, the largest domain registrar in Asia and seventh-largest registrar in the world. Directi will join the Afternic reseller network as a Premium Partner, incorporating Afternic’s vast inventory of premium domains for sale through their BigRock brand.
This exclusive relationship brings premium domains to India for the first time, opening up new domain options for small to medium size business owners and domain investors across the globe. The entire Afternic portfolio of six million premium domain names will be available to BigRock customers, many of which are eligible for immediate ownership through Afternic’s Fast Transfer network.
“Welcoming Directi to the Afternic platform is a watershed moment for us, given their strength and size in the domain industry,” said Jason Miner, Chief Operating Officer for Afternic. “With nearly all of the top 20 domain registrars signed to the Afternic network and offering premium domains to their customers, we are delivering on our mission to create the only true global premium domain marketplace.”
Bhavin Turakhia, founder of BigRock said of the partnership, “We’re excited that our customers now have access to Afternic’s premium domain listings directly from the BigRock platform. The quality and size of Afternic’s inventory will improve the experience for our customers and give them a greater range of choices in their domain research and selection process.”
Afternic’s premium domains will be available to Directi’s ResellerClub and LogicBoxes resellers in the near future.
Jeff Schneider says
The probability of 90% + of these new DNS Sales being .COM Profit centers just made Verisign and Berkshire Hathaway look very smart.
See MHBs post= http://www.thedomains.com/2013/05/23/warren-buffets-berkshire-hathaway-now-owns-over-5-of-verisign/
Congrats MHB on breaking these stories
Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact group) (Metal Tiger)
Michael Berkens says
Wow a compliment, I have no idea how to handle this
Owen Frager says
Our even smarter than warren buffett money sees this as bad for domainers giving our names more names to compete with and less chance of showing up in a brokerage system that is order taker versus order maker.
BTW, Warren is an investor in our ShopCity Group with BH owning ShopBuffalo.com
So the ROI of any business model that touches domains should be evaluated through the lens of the “domainer”? Only someone who hopes the world will never change would see adding millions more domain search queries to the available secondary market inventory as a bad business decision. That’s like the guy who set up shop on ebay selling cool shoes 15 years ago saying it’s just not fair that Zappos came along. “I liked when I could sell my shoes one at a time! I got to send emails back and forth from my website and be in control of the negotiation! It was so much better for me. And it gave me something to do! I had my own little business!”
To continue this (il)logic: These mean people who create liquidity, efficiency and integrity in the domain aftermarket are just “order takers”. They don’t understand that customers really want to wait for me to decide to respond to their offers, to have the opportunity to fully grasp that I have a bunch of really neat domains and I want to tell you the story behind each one of them. See me! Appreciate me! Negotiate with me!
Meanwhile, here comes the Internet. Customers win. Efficiency wins. And value is created.
The people who start the race are not always first at the finish.
Trying to figure what connection any of the above 4 comments have to do with this announcement. I don’t see any.
Congrats to Directi, they make smart moves.
The first comment is from Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact group) (Metal Tiger).
As everyone who reads this blog knows, comments from Jeff are auto-generated, or, best case, predictably-generated.
The second comment responds to the first.
The third comment is someone whining about the announcement.
The fourth comment is a response to that post about the announcement.
So your question is how these comments relate to the announcement?
It’s official then. Whenever I see anything starting with the words “Jeff Schneider”, my mind shuts off.
Jeff Schneider says
Has anyone sat back and really looked at the whole playing field?
We got all kinds of people looking for quality .COMs to drop and we got pumpers of .Whatevers. All these players are hoping .COM holders get discouraged and drop Gold.
If you guys are not positioned well enough tough shit.
What do you want? The world to stop for you so you can get positioned with .COM Profit Centers?
You are decieving people for your own selfish means as well as holding up forward progress for Joint Ventures to blow Internet expansion to the upside.
You are diverting attention away from .COMs,for your own greedy motives. This game of deception is holding back Internet Expansion.
You need to cut the Suppress .COMs so we can position ourselves Syndrome, for the good of all.
Pay up for .COM positions or get the -uck out of the way of progress.
Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)
that must be why you dont even own: