Update On Netfleet


No huge revelations today.

But I thought it would be good to bring readers up to speed where we are at; and what’s still to come.

  • The other day I published a list of questions to be answered. Jonathan Gleeson (General Manager of Netfleet) has assured me they are going to be answered. They are currently before legal department of Melbourne IT. If we don’t have anything by next Tuesday, then I’d be surprised (and disappointed).
  • One issue I did raise with Jonathan was that of bids now being hidden at the end of auction. He said he wasn’t aware of this – he had been tinkering with the system to allow other new functionality, and this must have affected the page. I sent him screenshots of 5 days worth of results – and he has promised to restore visibility of bids (at the end of auction).
  • I received an apology from one of the Melbourne IT Directors (on behalf of Netfleet) for the abusive text messages I received. I appreciate that. Though it would have been nice to get one from Mark Lye himself – maybe he’s saving it for my Christmas present. 😉
  • The same Director has indicated that he would be willing to discuss issues and solutions by either telephone hookup or personal meeting. I would welcome that opportunity, and am happy to refrain from further public discussions and revelations until we’ve given that a chance.

None of us want Netfleet to fold – we just want an ethical and transparent marketplace free of any hints of potential insider trading.


I’ve heard on the grapevine from a number of sources that the only reason I am agitating over this “incident” is because I have my own agenda.

If it was who I think it was spreading this story (and I’m not referring to Jonathan Gleeson), then I guess that is to be expected.

I won’t discuss my private conversations and correspondence with the current management of Netfleet on here. That is ongoing. Suffice to say that I wrote this back on the 29th September 2015:

Given what happened on Friday, I believe I may have a potential claim against Netfleet which could possibly run into many ten thousands of dollars. Others may feel the same.

I won’t debate that on here with Netfleet as it is a private matter between us.

Yes I am looking out for my own interests. Why wouldn’t I?

But I am also speaking up for many other domain investors – many of whom won’t speak up publicly because of fear of retribution.

Anyone who looks at my posts going as far back as 2008 on DNTrade will know that I always call a “spade a spade”. I have called Netfleet out many times for lots of different things (even when I was the webmaster and they were a paying sponsor).

I have also similarly praised them when they have done good stuff.

That’s the way it will continue to be.


4 thoughts on “Update On Netfleet

  • October 23, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Definitely don’t want NF to fold.

    Known you for a long time now, and you’ve never been one to shy away from calling it how you see it. I’ve been on the receiving end of a few sprays myself.

    Even when we ran DNT and NF was a sponsor you still openly criticised them (and others) when you thought things weren’t right.

  • October 25, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I don’t want Netfleet to fold.

    I want them to close doors for a few moments out of respect for what happened to Greg and to thoroughly investigate what happened and to figure out that the only way “that event” happened was because there are ways to cheat the system internally through the blind bidding system.

    Change the blind bidding system to a transparent system. Make things fair. Now.

  • November 5, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    At least one promise has been kept – the bids on Netfleet are now showing again. Thanks Jonathan.

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