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Hi - Mat from Melbourne

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mat, May 18, 2011.

  1. Mat

    Mat Membership: Community

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    Hi Everyone.

    You seem like a great bunch, so I thought I'd sign up and have a chin wag with you all.

    I'm probably too fresh to add much value to the domaining topics, but I hope to learn from you all and contribute in other ways.

    I look forward to getting to know you.

    All the best,
    Mat.
     
  2. Ash

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    Welcome Mat,

    As a conversation starter, what sparked your interest in domaining?
     
  3. Drop.com.au

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    Hi Mat,

    Welcome to DnTrade.

    Andrew
     
  4. Oz.

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  5. FirstPageResults

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    Welcome Mat,

    You picked up a decent name on the drops so you must know a thing or two.
     
  6. Mat

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    Thanks Ash and Andrew.

    Good question Ash. I've been working online for a while, for others and myself. I like the idea of having sites generating income for me. However, I found it frustrating when I would spend considerable time on coming up with a good name, only to find it taken and not used etc. When you throw the cost of PPC into the mix, all of a sudden having additional domains starts to make more sense.

    So having exact match (search terms) and type in domains starts to provide real value. I can use these to promote my own sites, other peoples sites or I can invest and on sell them (for the right price of course;) ) for a profit.

    This year, I had an interesting experience that reaffirmed I was on a good path. I managed to procure close to 90 domains for $1,000 only to have one domain sell less than 4 weeks later. Almost covering the purchase cost of the entire bunch of domains. I don't know about you guys, but that is pretty good return on investment.

    Pity my wakeup call was too slow when it came to the AU market. When I first considered it, the rules where very rigid and being so young I had others things on my mind. Now, I'm very eager to get involved.
     
  7. Mat

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    Thanks Oz. I'm hoping to get to it. It would be great to meet you guys in person.

    Thanks FirstPageResults. You're very kind. I still have a long way to go mate.
     
  8. DavidL

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    Hi Mat - welcome to Dntrade & domaining.

    And don't worry you're never too late... earlier always seems better in hindsight but as long as the market keeps growing any time to jump in is a good time!

    Cheers

    David
     
  9. neddy

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    Hi Mat,

    Good to have you here at DN Trade. I've noticed your name on a few drops that I was competing for. ;) Bugger!

    Looking forward to your contributions.

    And I guess we have to ask - particularly as you bought aflfixture.com.au - what team do you barrack for? :)

    Cheers, Ned (Admin)
     
  10. Mat

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    Thanks David. Don't you just love hindsight.

    Thanks Ned. What can I say, great minds think alike. ;)
    The mighty Bombers! We're off to a good start, but it is still early.
     
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    Hi Ya Mat ............yep another melbournian , great to see

    enjoy your stay !
     
  12. Cooper Mills DomainLawyer

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    welcome Mat! Why dont you come along to our domainers networking night on 25 May in Melbourne (5pm to 7pm) - details are in the networking section of DnTrade
     
  13. DomainNames

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    Hi Mat, hope you enjoy the forum and get rich in the awesome world of domaining and internet entrepreneurs!
     
  14. Mat

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    Thank you Space, CMDL and DomainNames.

    CMDL - Thank you, I will try to make it.
     
  15. Link

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    Goooooooooooo Bombers!

    And howdy Mat, welcome to the site :D
     
  16. courier

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    Welcome Matt - Hope you stick it out - I am still collecting the little suckers
     
  17. Mat

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    Thanks Link and courier.

    @Link They are travelling well under Hird this year. :) It would be awesome for them to make the finals in his first year.

    @Courier, I've collected a few au now, so it is time to make them earn their way.
    I like your freight calculator - if you don't mind I'll pm you a question or two later.