It has come to our attention that several creatives are submitting their Basic or Basic Plus listing names to a large number of contests (in some cases the same name has been submitted to over 100 contests) with a goal to achieve high ratings. Currently, the Basic Plus listings are automatically included in the Premium Domain Marketplace if they receive 2 or more high ratings. However, the original intent of this criteria was that these high ratings would be achieved after a reasonable number of submissions. In order to maintain a curated focus of our Marketplace, and to discourage the above mentioned submission practice, we are changing the criteria for when Basic plus listings will be displayed in Marketplace.
Our platform will now use an internal algorithm to assess which basic plus listings are eligible to be visible in Premium Domain marketplace. If the name has not achieved high ratings after a reasonable number of submissions, it will not be automatically visible in Premium Domain marketplace - however, it can always be submitted for a manual review and approval. If our algorithm approves the automatic visibility, you will see a “Searchable in Marketplace” indicator next to the listing.
This change does not affect the basic plus listings which are already visible in Marketplace.