So a couple days ago I wrote about DAN integrating with DNWE.com. While discussing that news on the phone with another domain investor as I liked that change. He asked me what about Namepros?
He wondered if it’s only wholesale pricing why does anyone want to pay 12% commission to do a deal with someone they probably know?
He then asked, “Why isn’t the Namepros marketplace the wholesale gold standard?”
For many years I have wondered why Namepros marketplace is not held in higher esteem, industry wide.
I am not talking about the hardcore members of Namepros but in other circles, like those who mainly avoid forums and communicate on Twitter and messaging groups.
You have moderators, you have a trader rating system that no other platform provides you. A strong trader rating lends itself to social proofing established, honorable members.
While yes there is business taking place there, could there be more?
The person I was chatting with said he spoke to others who were excited about DNWE. He could not understand why, his take was we already have a wholesale marketplace and it’s name is Namepros.
Personally I like what Josh and Josh are doing. My answer to why the excitement? People like new, it’s always that way.
There are certainly things about DNWE that might appeal to someone who is a non NP’er. It’s a cleaner design, with less clutter. On the flipside there is not as much inventory.
Perhaps Namepros should look to do a bit of an overall and see if they to can integrate with DAN. It would be something new and might reinvigorate at least the Buy it now and make offer sections of the marketplace.
Disclosures: DAN is an advertiser here, the author has an account at DNWE.com and has been a long time member and former mod at Namepros.