WebQuest started a thread at Namepros that is picking up steam fast. The topic is on people bidding on their own names at NameJet.
Once in awhile I see people bidding on their own domains at NJ. I would think it would be frowned upon.
Today’s seems more obvious than normal. Or am I missing something here?
Airlinejobs.com owned by Andy Booth at Booth.com and high bidder is BQDNcom (James Booth).
3 bids down we see Boothcom as a bidder.
Same thing with MovieZone.com. Owned by Andy Booth in which he currently appears to be the high bidder.
High Bid: $2,475 USD by boothcom
They actually won their own domain airplanesforsale.com. Im guessing it didnt get as high as they wanted so needed to protect it.
Bidder Amount Date
bqdncom $2,001 7/17/2017 12:23 PM
boothcom $1,950 7/17/2017 12:23 PM
Members are demanding answers from NameJet and want to know what’s going on. To be clear no one has replied from either NameJet or the Booth’s. No details are known and this might be a misunderstanding, either way we will keep you updated.
*UPDATE 3:03 Jonathan Tenenbaum commented on Namepros:
Hi all – Thanks for the heads-up. We are currently investigating this matter. We obviously do not condone any kind of shill bidding on NameJet, so we take this very seriously. I will post an update when I have one. Thanks again.
Actually, you will find they are listed by another seller. I moved these domains on. How is this disgraceful? James is bidding because he wants these names (formerly owned by me) at those prices. I am bidding on these names (formerly owned by me), because it’s for a price I would buy it back for, IE for less than I let them go to begin with. It isn’t shill bidding, as evidenced by buying AirplanesforSale.com. Find something better to complain about.