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.net.au domain names

Discussion in 'Newbies' started by jhellyer, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. jhellyer

    jhellyer Membership: Community

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    Just wondering if there is any value in developing or flipping .net.au domain names, especially if they have strong keywords attached to them? I am contemplating buying a couple and not sure whether I should.

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    Jason
     
  2. Shane

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    There have been some decent $x,xxx net.au sales recently, so why not...?
     
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    If its your only option, there could be some merit.

    What I hate is to have developed a .net.au, then the .com.au guy takes all the credit and free typo traffic. I'm sure whirlpool.com.au probably gets a bucketload of free traffic lol
     
  5. James

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    .com.au will always rank more effective in serps, but don't rule out .net.au still can work well...Look at "Life Insurance" on AU serps.
     
  6. jhellyer

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    another quick question if I may, if I have the option of registering a .net.au domain name with two strong keywords or a .com.au domain but with a hyphen in between two strong keywords....what would be the preference?

    Once again all your help and guidance is very much appreciated.
     
  7. jhellyer

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    Well I hope they are worth something as I have just bought:

    girlsgames.net.au
    boysgames.net.au
    boygames.net.au

    Seeing that games online are huge, certainly hope I can do something with them....gulp.
     
  8. neddy

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    If you're talking hand reg; and you were going to develop a site; why not get both? Could help with SEO. Cost is negligible.

    If it were buying a secondary market domain, and price is an issue, I would go for the .net.au rather than a hyphen.

    IMHO.
     
  9. neddy

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    If the .com.au is taken - and is probably never going to be available (or if it is, it will be at an exorbitant price), then buying .net.au domains is the next best option.

    Invariably you will get them a lot, lot cheaper too. ;)

    I have 4 category killer .net.au names that I have put up for sale today. http://www.dntrade.com.au/category-killer-net-aus-t3234.html?p=21631#post21631

    Can you imagine what you would have to pay for these if they were .com.au?

    mechanics.net.au

    carwash.net.au

    cosmetics.net.au

    vodka.net.au

    .
     
  10. DavidL

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    If you like net.au games domains, the following are available with their local exacts next to them:

    primarygames.net.au 246000
    armorgames.net.au 90500
    barbiegames.net.au 60500
    doragames.net.au 49500
    maxgames.net.au 40500
    1000games.net.au 33100
    disneychannelgames.net.au 33100
    commonwealthgames2010.net.au 27100
    bratzgames.net.au 27100
    carparkinggames.net.au 27100
    sonicgames.net.au 22200
    spongebobgames.net.au 22200
    cartoonnetworkgames.net.au 18100
    hannahmontanagames.net.au 18100
    scoobydoogames.net.au 18100
    miniclipgames.net.au 18100
    pokemongames.net.au 18100
    disneygames.net.au 18100
    cricketgames.net.au 18100
    dirtbikegames.net.au 18100
    starwarsgames.net.au 14800
    nickjrgames.net.au 14800
    kissinggames.net.au 14800
    snipergames.net.au 14800
    killinggames.net.au 14800
    crazymonkeygames.net.au 14800
    batmangames.net.au 14800
    abckidsgames.net.au 14800
    armygames.net.au 14800

    (source: http://www.netfleet.com.au/domain-search and http://www.netfleet.com.au/domain-name-generator although the latter has been suspended as we try to figure out what jammed the website yesterday)