Network Solutions appears to be developing a domain name auction service. On September 24, 2007, they filed to protect the trademark Namejet. The services description includes: “on-line auction services featuring domain names; on-line auction services for businesses, consumers, domain name holders; on-line bidding services featuring domain names; on-line proxy bidding services”. A quick Google search for the term features a Network Solutions link as the #1 Sponsored Link. However, the link kicks you to a standard domain name promo/search page. Expect this prime link to redirect to the new Namejet service when it launches.
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Update: Well, that was a short-lived rumor.