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Bids top 13m for qant.as domain

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by Rhythm, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Rhythm

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    Bids top $1.3m for qant.as domain ?

    Bids top 1.3m for qant.as domain

     
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  2. Rhythm

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    Would be interesting to see the ruling on this if it goes to arbitration.
     
  3. Oz.

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    Its $1.3millionish. I posted about it somewhere else here but think it deserves its own thread.

    I say "fake". The guy is asking for trouble.
     
  4. FirstPageResults

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    sounds like a publicity stunt.. seriously who would fork out that kind of money for a hack domain of a brand
     
  5. Bacon Farmer

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    I reckon he's got a few flying kangaroos loose in the top paddock.
     
  6. Jonathan

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    Agreed, total BS.
     
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    He also owns nopoint.com.au
    I am wondering if he is the comedian at www.DominicHolland.com
    It appears there is "no point" to his publicity release apart from being funny
     
  8. Oz.

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    Haha

    Hahahaha
     
  9. Jonathan

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    I think it's also very telling that a mainstream newspaper was able to be fooled like this. We all know this is a total non-story, but they bought it hook, line, and sinker.

    Just goes to show how clueless the general public (journalists included!) is about this kind of stuff.
     
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    It's all a bit wank, but I reckon the more stories about domains hitting the media in Australia is a good thing. All news is good news.
     
  11. marketingweb

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    It sounds like something David Thorne would do - although it doesn't appear to be him. Completely off topic but i thought worth sharing anyway!

    You probably don't know the name, but he's the guy who tried to use a drawing of a spider as payment for a bill - then later had an arguement with a graphic design client (probably not real)

    Refer here for the spider one:
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=665847

    Here for his Wikipedia entry:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Thorne_(writer)

    And here for the Graphic Design one on his own website:
    http://www.27bslash6.com/p2p.html
     
  12. Jonathan

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    Lol yeah I've seen that spider thing before - that guy is all kinds of awesome!

    I reckon this qant.as BS is beneath a comic genius like him :)
     
  13. Rhythm

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    http://www.smartcompany.com.au/inte...holland-slammed-by-business-for-url-sale.html
     
  14. Jonathan

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    Wow, when a bank calls you 'opportunistic and unethical' you know it's time to do some soul searching.
     
  15. Lorenzo

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    and how would I call a bank? :rolleyes:
     
  16. Jonathan

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    I think you missed the sarcasm :)
     
  17. Lorenzo

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    sorry, I got it now...:eek:

    I am still under a massive shock for having lost my baby :(
     
  18. Jonathan

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    I don't think not getting that domain should stop you, ID. Honestly, if you have a good idea for a business, I say go for it. A really strong generic name is definitely a big help, but it's hardly a guarantee that you'll succeed either.

    And anyway, you were going to do a translation business right? I don't think Italian.com.au is the best domain for that anyway.
     
  19. Lorenzo

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    wrong

    Big big... bigger idea.
     
  20. Jonathan

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    Well either way, I wouldn't let not getting a domain name stop you!