1. Welcome to DNTrade. If you want to find out about the latest domain name industry news or talk, share, learn, buy, sell, trade or develop domain names - then you've come to the right place. It's a diverse and active community, with domain investors, web developers and online marketers - and it's free! Click here to join now.
    Dismiss Notice

Hello from an enduser!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by ~james~, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. ~james~

    ~james~ Membership: Community

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello all,

    Ned suggested it would be a good idea for me to emerge from the shadows and say hello to everyone! :)

    I am a financial advisor based in Sydney and have only been buying domains over the past 12 months. I appreciate the value of domains related to my industry and have been buying up big lately... I tell my wife it's like buying a house in Mosman 30 years ago... My only developed website so far is:

    - sydneyfinancialadviser.com.au

    My most painful purchases for the wallet have been:

    - financialadvisor.com.au
    - financialadviser.com.au

    I look forward to contributing to the forum as I know I will be asking lots of questions as I 'try' to develop lot of websites with decent google rankings! :D
     
  2. Chris.C

    Chris.C Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    124
    Welcome to the forums - it's great to have another individual on the forums who shares my second passion - economics.

    So if you ever feel like ranting in the Off Topic section about anything economics feel free.
     
  3. James

    James Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,780
    Likes Received:
    460
    Welcome, I saw you buy these domains recently.

    Nice pick ups.

    Regards.
     
  4. Shane

    Shane Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    707
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    Welcome James, good to have another financial adviser on board.

    I get around 90% of my clients from my website, so it's definitely a good source for us, and having your own site is better than buying leads from those pesky domainers... ;)

    Congrats on securing those domains. They certainly sound good, but from my experience and research I've found that most people are searching for the product rather than the occupation. They're searching for life insurance or superannuation, not financial adviser or financial planner etc.

    But anyway, the names are great regardless. Well done and welcome.
     
  5. Shane

    Shane Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    707
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    ...
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011
  6. FirstPageResults

    FirstPageResults Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,906
    Likes Received:
    105
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    Welcome James,

    Nice domains, good luck with the development.
     
  7. ~james~

    ~james~ Membership: Community

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0

    hehe that is unfortunate but true... That's what happens with the minimum requirement to be a financial adviser is a 4 week distance education course... It brings the rest of us down who do actually have a few notches under our belt...
     
  8. ~james~

    ~james~ Membership: Community

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0

    Oh no!! Competition!! lol Thanks for your insights... this is all pretty new to me. I tend to agree with you and have taken a two pronged approach.

    1. Secure premium domain names of the profession and build my main website there
    2. Secure product & service domains and build simple websites with information about that product/service.

    I think you are proof that this strategy works with ~90% of referrals from your website - fantastic work One.
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011
  9. Oz.

    Oz. Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    753
    Likes Received:
    29
    Welcome James... I am one of those *pesky domainers* in the finance space. :D
     
  10. Shane

    Shane Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    707
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    I actually removed that post, as on reflection I didn't think it was really appropraite/necessary. But anyway, you're right it is a shame. I used to work as a compliance analyst for one of the big dealer groups and spent a lot of time with hundreds of advisers, and yeah it was pretty scary some of the things we'd see!

    I had a look at your site, and yes you definitely have a few notches on your belt when it comes to your qualifications. Well done.

    For sure. With a domain like that you could really position yourself as a premier adviser in Australia. Lots of blogging (all original content of course) would be a great start.
     
  11. DavidL

    DavidL Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    2,613
    Likes Received:
    19
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    Hi James,

    Great example of an end-user with some nous making great use of a couple of ripper domains. Honestly, they are great investments for you - looking forward to see how you develop them.

    Welcome!

    David
     
  12. neddy

    neddy Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,665
    Likes Received:
    1,088
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    Hi James - apologies for the belated welcome. I'm glad others have greeted you. :)

    It is fantastic to have new members of your quality join DNT.

    I'm sure we'll learn a lot off each other.

    Cheers, Ned
     
  13. ~james~

    ~james~ Membership: Community

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you all for your warm welcomes. :)
     
  14. Ash

    Ash Membership: Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,145
    Likes Received:
    63
    Welcome aboard James. Nice work picking up those domains.
     
  15. DomainNames

    DomainNames Membership: Community

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,077
    Likes Received:
    453
    Welcome. Maybe you can spread the word in the finance industry about the value of domain names... Or maybe its better we all keep quiet and buy more as it seems proces are rising every day if you watch netfleet and drop :)

    Names worth $100 a year ago seem to fetch few thousand $ easily now .

    Just looking at the results on netfleet they must also be happy with how much they are making every single day as the market gets better known.. 99.9% of aussies probably dont even know you can buy and sell .com.au's after the changes only a few years back.. once word gets out who knows where the market will go..My guess is up http://www.netfleet.com.au/domain-sales !!!
     
  16. DnEbook

    DnEbook Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    6,234
    Likes Received:
    765
    Welcome james ........domainers love endusers
     
  17. ~james~

    ~james~ Membership: Community

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks spacey... I know... I'm trying to become a domainer and enduser at the same time but have arrived on the scene about 5 years too late I think!!
     
  18. Drop.com.au

    Drop.com.au Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    812
    Likes Received:
    91
    A belated welcome James!

    Andrew