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Netregistry Name Spinner Live!

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by DavidL, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. DavidL

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    Just thought you may be interested, domains listed on Netfleet are now being presented to people searching for domain names to register at Netregistry.com.au.

    The 'name spinner' returns 5 related domain names for sale following an unsucessful availability search. There is also a 'see more' option.

    This is just live today so if you want to, please have a play & if you can give any feedback that would be great! Let's hope this really starts to stimulate some sales!

    Thanks

    David
     
  2. DomainMarketPlace

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    I would've thought you'd be searching for an exact match as well, not just keywords.

    For example if i search for 'cheaphotels.com.au', then that should be one of the 5 results
     
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    Well done David, tried it out and looks good

    Don
     
  4. TroyWhiteInternet

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    Great idea and one that I hope goes well.

    I had a quick run and thought the results were disappointing:

    eg a search for art.com.au gave:

    artificialintelligence.com.au
    smartsim.com.au
    123party.com.au
    chartedaccountants.com.au
    rockart.com.au

    1/5 of the results appear relevant.

    This may be a difficult one due to it's shortness and that it appears in lots of words but a search for centralcoast.com.au also returned unrelated results.

    I made this comment prior to the launch but again, I'd rather see your best domains rather than budget domains. I can make up comparable budget domains like the ones I'm seeing for a reg fee.

    I hope I'm wrong and it helps to generate interest and increase sales numbers. I do wish you guys every success with it.
     
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  5. domainlover

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    name spinner problem

    David
    i tried it by putting financefinders.com.au in and even though that
    domain name is for sale on netfleet it did not give this as one of the choices ??

    it gave me ----------

    financefinders.com.au unavailable

    Premium Domains Status
    adultfrendfinder.com.au offers welcome AU$400.00 Buy/Make Offer »
    placefinder.com.au offers welcome AU$2,000.00 Buy/Make Offer »
    financialcalendar.com.au offers welcome AU$500.00 Buy/Make Offer »
    salefinder.com.au offers welcome AU$3,000.00 Buy/Make Offer »
    financialpassages.com.au offers welcome AU$2,500.00 Buy/Make Offer »
     
  6. DavidL

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    Thanks for all the feedback. Great to know you guys will always help with some really relevant points.

    DMP & Domainlover - great point you make...we are restricting results to domains with target prices - actually prices below $10,000 to reward those who have made the effort to put prices on their names. This also indicates a more serious seller so more likely to end in a result.

    I think it also devalues the whole domain aftermarket if they see a suggestion for a mediocre name with a target price of $200,000. We all know there's plenty of domains like that out there.

    However you are absolutely right in that we should make an exception to this rule for exact matches - we'll make the change straight away. Thanks!

    Troy - yes that has been a problem we've recognised. It's just so hard to tell an algorithm the meaning of a word... how to effectively split a compund word has also been something we've laboured with for many weeks.

    I'm not sure there is a really good solution for this esp with small words like 'art'.

    However we do have some other ideas up our sleeves to help the matching. We're also working on an algo to help us order the returned domains in terms of quality... and even in terms of competitive target price (relative to value).

    As for your comment about budget domains - we're using all domains under $10,000 which is definitely more than just budget names. It's our opinion that if someone is looking to spend $25-$45 to register a domain, we're realistically very unlikely to push them into buying a second choice domain for more than $10K. However as per the comments above, we'll drop that restiction for exact matches.

    Thanks again - please keep any comments coming!
     
  7. Mark

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    Hi Guys

    Ok we've made the change now to the Netfleet name spinner. Exact matches will always show up first if they have a target price

    Also, just a note to say that the name spinner is also live on http://hostess.com.au, with more registrars coming very soon

    Cheers
    Mark
    http://www.netfleet.com.au/
     
  8. Mark

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    One more changed made - it will now return the domain name if it finds an exact match regardless of whether there is a target price. All other suggested domain names however do need target price to appear

    Thanks
     
  9. TroyWhiteInternet

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    A great improvement, well done guys.
     
  10. soj

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    Sounds like things are going along great David and Mark, how many more registrars are you planning to roll this feature out too, and are they just to the netregistry powered registrars like hostess.com.au?
     
  11. DavidL

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    All of them! Currently just Netreg & Hostess but Planet Domain will be online shortly. For the other registrars we need to be able to offer them some compelling value for doing so. A revenue split is the obvious option but at the moment we don't have any revenue to split..... :(

    Cheers

    David
     
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    Keep up the good work, i think what you've done is awsome.

    It really provides exposure to the aftermarket.

    I'm sure there is lots of $$$ for you in the end.

    You can give them a % of the domain sold. Also, you can transfer the domain to their registration... so at least they'll get business. + they'll be adding value to their clients.
     
  13. DavidL

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    Thanks Ross, for your kind words. We really appreciate the support from all you guys. I hope we can repay it by helping you buy & sell domains in ever increasing numbers!!

    We are still in the situation where probably less than one percent of Australians realise you can actually buy and sell domains. Just imagine what it will be like when it's up to 5, 10 or 20%? IMO it's inevitable that this will happen - it's just a matter of time
     
  14. DavidL

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    Just as an update - the namespinner is now live at www.PlanetDomain.com.au following on from the integration with Netregistry & Hostess a couple of weeks ago.