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06|29|2010 09:00 am EDT

Afternic Adds API for Large Portfolio Owners

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Aftermarket

This morning NameMedia has announced the launch of the Afternic Portfolio Manager, which is a web service API that can be used by large domain portfolio holders to manage their names listed on the Afternic Markeplace remotely in realtime.

TurnCommerce [ed. mostly known from their NameBee site], a leading domain development company, has been using the product to list and sell its domain names over the past month, and has seen a twenty percent increase in domain names sold since using it. “NameMedia’s new product provides us with a great resource to sell domain names,” said TurnCommerce Co-Founder, Andrew Reberry. “AfternicDLS has helped TurnCommerce tap into the small and medium business market while simplifying domain sales management.”

See the full press release after the jump.

NameMedia Launches New Afternic Portfolio Manager
Web Services Product Automates Inventory Management and Promotes Selling Domain Names on Industry’s Largest Distribution Network

WALTHAM, MASS—June 29, 2010 — NameMedia today announced the launch of Afternic Portfolio Manager a new, easy-to-use domain distribution and inventory management tool for large portfolio owners to sell their names through the industry’s largest domain marketplace at AfternicDLS. Afternic Portfolio Manager is available immediately at no cost.

“Afternic Portfolio Manager provides our customers the ability reconcile their inventory in a single request, while providing instantaneous add, edit, and remove domain functionality,” said David Hauser, NameMedia Senior Vice President. “Today’s launch means that large portfolio owners have a reliable, flexible and simple web service solution to effectively manage inventory in real-time while placing the domain names for sale at AfternicDLS,”

TurnCommerce, a leading domain development company, has been using the product to list and sell its domain names over the past month, and has seen a twenty percent increase in domain names sold since using it. “NameMedia’s new product provides us with a great resource to sell domain names,” said TurnCommerce Co-Founder, Andrew Reberry. “AfternicDLS has helped TurnCommerce tap into the small and medium business market while simplifying domain sales management.”

AfternicDLS is the leader in reaching retail buyers of premium domain names through its websites at Afternic.com, BuyDomains.com and a network of more than 40 distribution partners, including many of the world’s largest registrars. Through its global distribution network, Afternic’s Domain Listing Service (DLS) receives more than 35 million requests each month by consumers looking for a domain name, making it the most productive platform for connecting domain sellers with domain buyers.

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About NameMedia

NameMedia is a leader in the acquisition; development and trading of digital real estate through a network of highly targeted websites and a marketplace for premium domain names. The company’s website development focuses on creating compelling online communities in niche categories. The company’s marketplace allows owners of premium domain names to list their domain properties for sale, and for domain buyers to review the largest available inventory. Through its ownership of one of the largest domain portfolios in the world, its innovative website development platform, and its broad distribution, NameMedia now serves more than 50 million visitors to its network of websites and sells domains to customers in more than 100 countries.
Headquartered outside Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts, more information is available at www.namemedia.com.

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2 Comments

randomo

June 30, 2010 @ 8:24 am EDT

I wonder who qualifies as a “large portfolio owner”? Anyway, I sure hope this tool is better than their current interface for adding and managing domains, which gives me constant headaches.

Frank Michlick

July 2, 2010 @ 12:18 am EDT

@randomo: This is an API, so it will only make sense for you to access it if you’re actually planning to program against the API.

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