Igloo.com Relaunches, Integrates Aftermarket.com
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Igloo.com Relaunches, Integrates Aftermarket.com

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The Igloo.com website was relaunched last week, and the domain brokerage integrated the Aftermarket.com platform within its website. In addition to the high end domain brokerage, Igloo.com has replaced what was once Aftermarket.com. It is unclear whether the company intends to shed the Aftermarket.com domain name, but it seems the company is integrating this brand within its own website.

Here’s what the company said in an email it sent to newsletter subscribers and clients last week heralding the updates that were recently made:

“As you may recall, Igloo acquired the business of Aftermarket from Thought Convergence last fall. In bringing together an extraordinary offering of domain name aftermarket inventory in combination with dedicated domain advisors, we’ve been able to create a website that makes assisting buyers and sellers throughout all points of the sales process possible.

We are pleased to announce that very soon visitors to Igloo.com’s marketplace will have access to millions of names appealing to every type of buyer. As a valued Aftermarket account holder, we wanted to provide you with a sneak peek of our new site.

Our new sales platform offers custom templates, the ability to negotiate online with Offer/Counteroffer functionality, BuyNow for immediate procurement, and most importantly customer service and sales assistance available with our online chat feature.”

To see what a listing looks like, you can have a look at the Trainer.com listing on Igloo.com. I am unsure of whether Aftermarket.com logins work on Igloo.com, but I would imagine that is the case to ensure that all Aftermarket.com listings were ported to the new website. If you had domain names listed for sale on Aftermarket.com, you can try to log in to your account on Igloo.com. I did not have any listings there, so I am unsure if Igloo.com sent Aftermarket.com clients an email update.

I am sure people will be curious about the commission rate for the marketplace and brokerage, and the fee schedule is listed on the website. One thing I noticed is that Igloo.com is working with Escrow.com for payments. Previously, Aftermarket.com worked primarily with Agreed Escrow, and that company was acquired by Escrow.com.

Igloo.com has grown quite a bit during the last few years, and the company employs quite a few great domain name brokers. Based on some observations I have made, I know that Igloo.com brokers have represented buyers on quite a few high end deals that are private. I frequently email Amanda and Tessa asking for details about a deal I believe they have knowledge of, and the most often reply is that they can’t comment.

It will be interesting to see how the new Igloo.com website shakes things up in the domain name aftermarket.


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.


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Comments (12)

    David Gruttadaurio

    Just tried my Aftermarket.com login at Igloo… logged right into my account – now the Igloo dashboard.

    June 22nd, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    David Gruttadaurio

    Interestingly, there no way to delete a domain from your account in the “new” Igloo dashboard.

    June 22nd, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Jen Marchese

      Hi David –

      The ability to delete a domain name from your account will be addressed in our first release of updates.

      In reply to David Gruttadaurio | June 22nd, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      David Gruttadaurio

      Thanks Jen!

      In reply to Jen Marchese | June 23rd, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Gina Aubrey

    As this was a “soft launch” of our website, the functionality for clients to delete individual domains is coming soon. The “Bulk Manage” option for larger numbers is fully functional. Of course, we are always willing to assist clients should they need their lists updated in any capacity.

    June 22nd, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Francois

    As you can see, a marketplace we recommend at Domaining.com

    June 23rd, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Ivan

    Their new site has a beautiful design, but it seems to me they removed the most important feature of Aftermarket.com: buttons, boxes and everything that is needed to accompany the buyer along the process to lease a domain. Without that feature their marketplace doesn’t add nothing to the staus quo, where leasing option is what has been missing for 20 years, T-W-E-N-T-Y Y-E-A-R-S.

    Maybe it’s time to introduce the leasing process on marketplaces…

    June 23rd, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Ivan

    I saw you published the message of Francois, but you didn’t publish my message. Why?

    June 23rd, 2015 at 10:35 am

      Elliot Silver

      It was in the spam folder, but I unspammed it a second ago and it is now there.

      June 23rd, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Ivan

    Well, maybe the msg.I sent a couple of times didn’t arrive to you, I post it again, thanks.

    Their new site has a beautiful design, but it seems to me they removed the most important feature of Aftermarket.com: buttons, boxes and everything that is needed to accompany the buyer along the process to lease a domain. Without that feature their marketplace doesn’t add nothing to the staus quo, where leasing option is what has been missing for 20 years, T-W-E-N-T-Y Y-E-A-R-S.

    Maybe it’s time to introduce the leasing process on marketplaces…

    June 23rd, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Ivan

    Oh sorry, what a mess we have done :)

    June 23rd, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Bona Vee

    “…I am unsure of whether Aftermarket.com logins work on Igloo.com”

    Yes, I can confirm that they do. I’ve just logged in with my Aftermarket details.

    June 23rd, 2015 at 10:57 am

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