The past few days I noticed at Snapnames that after I put in my filters and I go to sort the domains by bid count that there is no bid count… for any domain.? Thinking there was some sort of bug in the system I reached out to their customer support and you can color me surprised by their response:

 

“Thank you for contacting support.

We have made a recent policy change with our global inventory where the bidder count in the search result pages on Snapnames.com are no longer viewable. Though if you are participating in an active auction, you will be able to view the number of bidders. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.?

If you have any other questions please let us know. “

 

I only have so much time in my day and having to go through all the Snapnames inventory is not going to fit so they have lost the majority (if not all) my bids.? I don’t understand the change at all as this can only result in less bidding by people.? This change is great if you’re dedicated enough to look through all their inventory or you have a nice algorithm that pops the good domains quickly for you, but for everyone else this change is a pain in the rear.? Snapnames has fallen behind in the domain auction space so maybe they are trying to differentiate themselves here?? Anyone have the inside scoop???

 

6 comments on “What is Snapnames Doing?

  • Yeah this great. Now maybe GD will remove traffic stats and amount of bidders. Here is the deal now you can actually get better deals because you will have less bidders on names that don’t get noticed.

    They finally found out they are losing more money because they see a name that is getting 150 bidders, so what does another drop catcher do, spend more $ to catch that name. Look at GD, I feel bad for people that look at traffic stats over there and think that they are actually going to get those amount of hits every month.

    Bottom line is you will have to spend a few extra hours a day going through your daily lists set by your parameters.

    In all is great news if you know how to find names that get natural type in traffic:)

  • I am glad they did this, showing this data does nothing except bring more competition and invites other catchers to jump on the bandwagon. I spend several hours a day doing my diligence and to have somebody piggyback that is frustrating.

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