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DomainNames

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Well finally some pople have woken up to domain names and the power of the internet.

Looks like Fairfax Media will be one of the big future winners with their and OMG's 30,000 generic .com.au domain names that are being monetised and "built out"

Auda said they made over $2 million when they auctioned off lots of generics way back in 2002.


http://blogs.crikey.com.au/contentmakers/2009/02/06/fairfax-invests-in-generic-domain-names/
http://www.fxj.com.au/our-assets/online.dot

Rsvp.com.au $39 Million ( with dating website) Fairfax Media
Tenderlink.com.au (with tenders listing website ) $20 million Fairfax Media
Stayz.com.au $12 million ( with rental listing website) Fairfax Media
EssentialBaby.com.au $4 million ( with website) Fairfax Media
Crikey.com.au $ 1 million ( sold with with blog) Fairfax Media
Jobs.com.au $300,000+ Fairfax Media
Flowers.com.au $153,000
Cricket.com.au $100,000 (? ) Cricket Australia
poker.com.au $100,000
electricity.com.au $30,000 +
oil.com.au $175,000 ( ?) Valvoline
energy.com.au $117,000 (?) energyaustralia.com.au
Domain Name Winning Offer
Hardware.com.au $33,333
currencyconverter.com.au $27,500
sextoys.com.au $25,500
websitedesign.com.au $22,000
Wines.com.au $19,000
CarParts.com.au $18,011
CreditCard.net.au $15,001
stampdutycalculator.com.au $14,000
stay.com.au $14,000
mortgage.net.au $13,500
jobseeker.com.au $11,500
Maternity.com.au $11,111
townsville.com.au $11,000
BlueMountains.com.au $10,555
pwc.com.au $10,450
CaravanParks.com.au $10,100
webdesign.net.au $10,000
Printing.com.au $9,221
oi.com.au $8,501
loan.net.au $8,250
cloudcomputing.com.au $8,001
noagent.com.au $8,000
GolfCourse.com.au $7,777
forex.net.au $7,701
selby.com.au $7,000
artsupplies.com.au $7,000
everydrop.com.au $7,000
brothels.com.au $6,520
Calculator.com.au $6,509
bondage.com.au $6,000
currencyexchange.com.au $6,000
myrealestate.com.au $6,000
graphicdesign.com.au $6,000
discountvouchers.com.au $6,000
drivinglessons.com.au $5,950
prepaid.com.au $4,501
candles.com.au $3,760
tradingforex.com.au $3,501
wallpaper.com.au $3,000
network.com.au $2,601
homevaluations.com.au $2,501
bondijunction.com.au $2,500
fat.com.au $2,346
barbeques.com.au $2,346
lifeinsuranceplans.com.au $2,050
fascinators.com.au $2,008
consultant.com.au $2,002
campertrailers.com.au $1,801
bigtits.com.au $1,700
portraitphotography.com.au $1,569
rt.com.au $1,502
knox.com.au $1,316
toddlers.com.au $1,301
bodypiercing.com.au $1,235
gardenshed.com.au $1,218
dessert.com.au $1,201
babywear.com.au $1,181
interiordecorating.com.au $1,151
kitten.com.au $1,112
technews.com.au $1,102
italian.com.au $1,101
comparisonrates.com.au $1,101
fy.com.au $1,011
rt.com.au $1,011
denim.com.au $1,002
lowratehomeloans.com.au $1,001


+ the thousands more sold recently.
 
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snoopy

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C'mon a lot of this is BS,

"Rsvp.com.au $39 Million ( with dating website) Fairfax Media
Tenderlink.com.au (with tenders listing website ) $20 million Fairfax Media
Stayz.com.au $12 million ( with rental listing website) Fairfax Media
EssentialBaby.com.au $4 million ( with website) Fairfax Media
Crikey.com.au $ 1 million ( sold with with blog) Fairfax Media"

Sold with website? The website is what was sold. It is a bit like taking a house that was sold and calling it the sale of a front door with a house included.
 

DomainNames

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The point is about internet domain names and internet businesses being a good investment and of increasing value in Australia.

Whats BS in what was written? maybe you misundersood it
 

cherrytron

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The point is about internet domain names and internet businesses being a good investment and of increasing value in Australia.

Whats BS in what was written? maybe you misundersood it

A domain vs a business with a website, is hardly the same though. None of those names would be worth anywhere near those prices without the associated website. How much would you pay for essentialbaby.com.au without any development?

However, if you're keeping a list of this sort of stuff, you may as well add the $636 million Sensis paid for TradingPost.com.au ?
 

Oz.

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Traffic is king.
I thought I was.
 

djuqa

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Sold with website? The website is what was sold. It is a bit like taking a house that was sold and calling it the sale of a front door with a house included.
No it is liking selling a BLOCK of Land (Domain) with Improvements (Website ) which is exactly what you do when you buy a House on Land. House sales are actually land being Sold with Improvements.
 

Timmy

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No it is liking selling a BLOCK of Land (Domain) with Improvements (Website ) which is exactly what you do when you buy a House on Land. House sales are actually land being Sold with Improvements.

You can't seriously believe that's true in every case.

While I completely understand that there is money to be made buying and selling domains, and even xxxx+% ROI, but the internet has, and always will be about traffic.

Hunk-Of-Shit-Name-Not-Even-Relevant-To-Kickass-Niche-X.com.au with xxx,xxx membership base and over xxxk organic uniques a month is better than, NicheX.com.au naked any day.

Hence EssentialBaby.com.au being worth $4m... Can't say I'd ever heard the phrase until I saw the website. Domain value undeveloped = reg fee imo.
 

snoopy

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No it is liking selling a BLOCK of Land (Domain) with Improvements (Website ) which is exactly what you do when you buy a House on Land. House sales are actually land being Sold with Improvements.

99% of domains registered do not fall into that category because they aren't worth anything with no development. Something like essentialbaby.com.au, tenderlink.com.au or stayz.com.au are no blocks of land with improvements.
 

Shane

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No it is liking selling a BLOCK of Land (Domain) with Improvements (Website ) which is exactly what you do when you buy a House on Land. House sales are actually land being Sold with Improvements.

That's quite a stretch! The latest valuation on Facebook is $50b. But without the website (and the membership / traffic), what is facebook.com worth? Not even 0.000001% of the value of the website.

Maybe it would be comparable if the house was built from platinum and diamonds on a block of land 100km from the nearest city on contaminated land...

The same is true of any of the top 4 websites listed. You cannot possibly compare the sale of a domain name with the sale of an online business.
 

cherrytron

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Wow, this got out of hand.

I mean, thanks DomainNames for keeping the list and all, but I just meant you should have a separate list for those "domain X with associated business Y" - oh and add TradingPost.com.au as I suggested, that is the biggest domain+business example I can think of.

Somewhere in between there would be FXJ acquisition of OMG and the 30,000 domains and websites.
 

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