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Domain sales list 2017

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by Suzabro, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. robert

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    "It's not like it was that good a domain that it was hotly contested."
    It was hotly contested. A major bank was also interested in the name at the same time.

    "Just a name that blind freddy could sell to that end user that wanted it."
    Blind Freddy could have probably brokered a two-letter .com.au a week earlier for $42,000 too. It's so easy.

    "Yes you did awesome to push for such a price, but had FetchTV not been rebranding it would be worth about the $25 rego fee"
    I don't agree with you. First off, as mentioned, there were others interested. The name would never have sold for less than mid five-figures with anyone in control other than "Blind Freddy". Simply a matter of time with a name like that and the right broker or domainer in control of it.

    I don't think the price is that awesome, either. They got the name for a great price. It is such a good fit for them that I believe they will make ten times what they paid, in part, due to the power of their new awesome name. It's about time more corporations and business owners began realising this.

    Having a super-cool name isn't cheap. It's prestigious. Prestige costs money.

    Businesses can bumble along on the internet with a Hyundai Getz domain name, or they can buy a Ferrari. Fetch was and is a Ferrari name. So is Tuxedo.com.au - the name I purchased today.

    Ever wondered why people stop to stare and eyeball a Ferrari as it drives down the road, but don't lose a step when a Getz drives by? Prestige. I am at least one of the new-breed domainers preaching this to Australian business owners, every day.
     
  2. Robert Crain

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    That's what the game is all about.....
     
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  3. Suzabro

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    Netfleet - liquorstore.com.au $1,950
     
  4. findtim

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    fetch: there are many ways to look at the same end result, $25, $132k and $1mil
    i agree with you robert but can't not also agree with johno69, its just hindsight now.
    in the end, good name, opportunity, end result, move on.
    someone on this forum said, "sell it and then forget it" what they do with it is just that, fetch will only be fetch because of the 10mil behind it and the domain owner would never have done that so good luck to them IMO.

    i asked a fair few people about the name ( nobodies ) and they all said something relating to dogs........ food, accessories, vet, dog training etc certainly no TV.
    eg: Stan !!!! is only stan because of branding.

    tim
     
  5. DomainNames

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    auDA Member:
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    Awesome sales!

    Do the new owners know about the auDA, auDA Board and Supply plans for the additional competing .au extension?

    How will those new owners feel if they do not get the rights to the planned additional competing direct ,au extension or they have to pay more now every year for another .au name just to protect their .com.au investment?

    How will existing .com.au owners be protected and not adversely affected with more costs?

    Should .com.au owners be given the .au extension FREE? This is what happened in several countries. Buy a .com.sg and get the .sg FREE etc.
     
  6. Suzabro

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    Netfleet sales
    balance.com.au $1,345
    sydneyyoga.com.au $1,250
    MelbourneYoga.com.au $1,000
     
  7. johno69

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    If you pay $132k, or even the $42k for a domain name, $20/year to defend it is not going to make anyone flinch.
     
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  8. Suzabro

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    tradeaccounts.com.au $1,688 Netfleet
     
  9. Suzabro

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    homeloanrefinance.com.au $2,101 Netfleet
     
  10. Suzabro

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    PalmBeachHolidays.com.au $2,100 - Netfleet
     
  11. DomainNames

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    That is exactly the thinking supply would like all existing .com.au owners to have! Force all existing owners to have to pay to defend register yet anther domain name extension for no actual user benefit...just to increase profits for auDA, Ausregistry etc

    Who says existing .com.au owners will even get the automatic .au rights? There has been zero information from auDA
     
  12. Christopher

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    Is there a method/strategy to this choice?
    PalmBeachHolidays.com.au $2,100 - Netfleet
    I see other beach suburbs available on hand reg ie *suburb*BeachHolidays.com.au
    Is it luck, demand, or just the popular beaches?
     
  13. findtim

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    its not the same, "palm beach" is the place , not "palm beach beach holidays" , does that make sense?
    so *suburb*( which contains the word beach) holidays would be the same and then yes it does depend on popularity.

    i take it they are talking about palm beach gold coast as its more accommodation/holiday populated then palm beach sydney.

    and perhaps some hype because of the com-wealth games

    tim
     
  14. Suzabro

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    Ro.com.au $4,500 Netfleet
     
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  15. Christopher

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    Gotcha the suburb contains the word beach not just a suburb then beach holidays.
     
  16. robert

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    There's one too many "o's" in this reported sale :)
     
  17. Suzabro

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    Updated :)
     
  18. Suzabro

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    Added to the list MachineryTransport.com.au $1,551 - Netfleet
     
  19. Suzabro

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    Cadence.com.au $22,500 - Netfleet
     
  20. Suzabro

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    More Netfleet sales
    Cleaning-Services.com.au $10,000
    Btd.com.au $2,650
    EcoSpace.com.au $1,000