Although prices for GD pre-release expiring names are increasing a lot, thanks in part to HugeDomains' auction participation, the competition for NameJet pre-release and dropcaught names is just as fierce (and HugeDomains is not a bidder in those auctions). While HD win a lot of GD auctions in the sub $600 range, they also get outbid a lot of the time, and lots of names sell for high $XXX into $XXXX, and a lot of those names would not have fetched those kinds of prices just a while back. It's become really hard to buy names for reasonable prices at NameJet as well, even when compared with just a few months ago. Auction competition for dropcaught names has increased noticeably too. HD is just one of many players who are pursuing this kind of strategy, so prices are increasing significantly across all reseller venues, regardless of HD's participation. Hopefully this trend will reverse at some point, because if price increases continue at this rate, a lot of people are going to be priced out of the pre-release/pen del game after some time.