Full auction data now available.
Responding to requests from customers to show complete auction history in order to check for auctions against bidder halvarez, SnapNames has updated the system with complete data. Company spokesperson Mason Cole wrote:
There has been quite a bit of back-and-forth on your blog and other places about access to SnapNames bidding and order history. The truncated system, which limits view to the 24 months prior to whatever date the lookup is being performed, has been in place for the past four years, since June 2005. This was not changed recently or in response to the recent announcement.
That aside, to make sure no one thinks there’s an attempt to shield data, SnapNames technical staff has adjusted the existing system so order and bid histories are available back to August 2004, when auctioning began on the SnapNames system.
In other words, the bid history has only shown 24 months since the middle of June 2005. A number of people assumed this was a recent change, perhaps because they had never tried to look up data from so long ago.