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Ends 21st April - Exclusive Secondary Market Auction. Now open!

Discussion in 'Drop.com.au' started by Drop.com.au, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Drop.com.au

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    We are pleased to introduce our first private and exclusive domain name auction.

    Just 36 select .com.au Domains on offer!

    Our sellers have set realistic starting prices, and the domains have no hidden reserves. If you bid then they will sell! The sale of any of these domains is classified as a secondary market activity, so the 6-month sale restriction will not apply for future sales. You can sell the domain again tomorrow, if you wanted to!

    • Beaumaris.com.au
    • BreastSurgeons.com.au
    • CorporateCaterer.com.au
    • CreditCrunch.com.au
    • CreditFix.com.au
    • DentalPain.com.au
    • Esp.com.au
    • FinancialMarket.com.au
    • FlightBookings.com.au
    • FoodVoucher.com.au
    • Gameplanet.com.au
    • GeographicDomains.com.au
    • GoldTrader.com.au
    • Grudges.com.au
    • HomeRenovationLoan.com.au
    • HomeWorkShop.com.au
    • HotGoss.com.au
    • JunkRemoval.com.au
    • KidsCorner.com.au
    • LoanApprovals.com.au
    • LoanProblems.com.au
    • MortgagePain.com.au
    • OpShop.com.au
    • PetrolSavings.com.au
    • RepairShops.com.au
    • Scoundrels.com.au
    • SecurityLights.com.au
    • SeoGuide.com.au
    • SexManiac.com.au
    • SpywareRemover.com.au
    • StripAGrams.com.au
    • SydneyClinics.com.au
    • ToyMart.com.au
    • VirusCleaner.com.au
    • WaitressJobs.com.au
    • WeightClinic.com.au


    Bidding is now open and the auction closes on Wednesday 21st April. Final bids by 11.30 AEST Wednesday 21st April (Extended bids until 12.00 AEST.)

    Existing Drop Members automatically gain access to our Secondary Market auctions. If you want to participate and don’t have a Drop membership, you can purchase Secondary Market Auction Membership for a onetime fee of $9.95 (NB this does not give you access to the expired domain auction).

    Some additional information and housekeeping…
    • No hidden bids - The current winning bid will be openly displayed during the auction
    • Auctions that receive bids in the final 30-seconds will be extended a further 5 minutes, until extended bidding closes at 12.00 AEST.
    • Anyone can bid in an extended auction period.
    • Bid amounts exclude GST and the Transfer (Change of Registrant) fee.
    • It is a condition of participation that “Change of Registrant” must be via Drop.com.au at a discounted cost of $49.95

    Click here to start bidding now:
    https://www.drop.com.au/auction/?room=100dollarstartprice

    Happy Bidding!

    Andrew
     
  2. Drop.com.au

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    Auction Closing in 1 hour!

    Just a quick reminder. This auction closes in a little over 1 hour, auction final bids by 11.30 AEST (Extended bids until 12.00 AEST.) So far we have bids on -

    • esp.com.au 445
    • flightbookings.com.au 112
    • loanapprovals.com.au 112
    • beaumaris.com.au 101
    • spywareremover.com.au 101
    • creditfix.com.au 100
    • financialmarket.com.au 100
    • viruscleaner.com.au 100
    • seoguide.com.au 100
    • waitressjobs.com.au 100


    It's worthwhile pointing out that the AU searches for "ESP" in March were 9,900! This domain is a steal at the current price

    All domains are priced with a $100 starting bid, if you bid they will sell!

    Good bidding!

    Andrew
     
  3. DavidL

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    auDA Member:
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    I missed the end. How did it go?
     
  4. Drop.com.au

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    From a system perspective it went great. I think some of the domains went cheaper than we would have liked, but this is indicative of the maturity of the market.

    Over time secondary market traction will grow, especially as business come to realize that they can actually get that 'fantastic name' they always wanted.

    Probably preaching to the converted on this forum, but if you build it... they will come :)

    Here is a some industry news that AusRegistry distributed in their recent newsletter.

    Regards,
    George
     
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  5. DavidL

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    As I've said before we should all mount a concerted PR campaign to educate the mainstream.

    Imagine what a warchest we could build if every registrar, drop catcher, aftermarket, registrar and even domainer pooled resources.
     
  6. djuqa

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    That is why my blog is decisions.net.au and my new one is thoughts.net.au

    I had a few bids at todays auction. Should have been a lot more promotion.

    Maybe it is time there was an Australian Internet Industry Association.

    Every other major service oriented business niche has one. Our niche surely has enough potential members to support such a group.
     
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  7. Timmy

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    Wouldn't NETT be a logical starting point?
     
  8. djuqa

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    Probably Not!
     
  9. DavidL

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    Nett have done a few things here and there. However it's very far from the mainstream media.

    Djuqa's idea is good - an association of some sort. It's been talked about before but really needs someone to enthusiastically drive it. Plus significant financial input from all members.
     
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  11. djuqa

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    but only really represents ISP's, we need something for all things related to domains
    Parking providers
    Web Developers
    Script Programmers
    Hosting Companies
    After Market Auctions
    Registrars
    Resellers
    Marketers & Domainers
    Domain Users (i.e Businesses that have a website)
    SEO "Experts"
    Media Groups ( i.e NETT)
    Collectively we have several thousand potential members
    Foundation Member fees would provide the startup capital
     
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  12. FirstPageResults

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    What about the Australian Web Industry Assoication

    http://www.webindustry.asn.au
     
  13. djuqa

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    Mainly caters for "UpMarket" web developers, 50k For customised Wordpress site ,(their own description, not mine, I wouldn't join them if you paid me & apparently very few others have joined with only 145 active members on their Forum)
    We need an association with a wide spectrum of users and expertise.

    Footnote to PAZ or SOJ maybe these posts need to be shifted to a new thread about this Assoc. discussions.
     
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