Moniker customers will be able to list domains for sale on SnapNames from within their accounts.
Domain Name Wire has learned that Moniker and SnapNames will introduce a new feature next week that makes listing domains on SnapNames easier. The feature will allow customers to list domains on SnapNames from within their Moniker accounts.
This is a marked improvement over the current process, which requires filling out a lengthy spreadsheet. SnapNames is a good venue to sell domain names, particularly in the $50-$200 range. However, the spreadsheet listing process made the time/benefit equation a bit harder to swallow.
The ability to list domains directly from a Moniker account is the second major synergy between the two Oversee.net owned companies since they were acquired. Last year SnapNames allowed domains to be listed on its service that were registered at Moniker; prior to that the domains had to be transferred to a SnapNames registrar.
The move comes just in time to beat back competitor NameJet, which is currently allowing some customers to list their non-expired domains for sale on its platform. I’ve been told that this feature will open up to a wider audience in 2009.
SnapNames and NameJet may become more critical in 2009 as many domainers look to liquidate unwanted names. With their daily volume of customers hunting for expired domains, these services provide more liquidity than other domain name sales venues.
I suspect we’ll hear about this new feature at DOMAINfest next week.