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snoopy

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i suppose when calculated together these two extension scraped in a measly $1m+ in gross revenue - I'de say the tax payer hasnt received any net gain from its implemnetation. More likely registrants in this space are still trying to figure out how best to utilise it. (way to restrictive to succeed) pays for the staff christmas party perhaps...lol

The two state governments would have blown many millions on this. Wouldn't surprised me if it was $5-10million each. Maybe someone can do an FOI request?

They have spent a lot promoting it, fees to the registry, Icann, staff costs. Imagine Boardman's salary, he was on the staff of .melbourne. The very frequent radio ads alone would have cost a fortune.

Ausregistry played this one very well indeed.
 
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robert

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I know this is hard to believe, but I have just had an Australian company ask me to buy them a .Vision domain name.
Don't worry, I know...
I contacted the guy in Russia who owns the name and...
[drumroll]
He wants $25,000 US for it.
.Vision appears on https://ntldstats.com/ at Number 255 on the ladder !!!
It's THAT good...
My counter offer is $400 US
I'll let you know what he comes back at...
I've told my client I think he's better off with a .com.au or even a .com, but . . .
 
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findtim

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i bet he'll take the $400 but you'll never get the domain LOL.
tim
the first .com i ever bought and it was my 2nd domain purchase was from an american, 2001 $700 so that was good money back then i think?
anyway i paid and then NOTHING, 16 emails later , many promises and NOTHING, finally after 12 months i sent him an email.
" happy birthday ! , you have now had my money for 12 months but i don't have the domain"

i got the domain about 2 weeks later :)
i seriously thought i'd done my money. a few years later and i still didn't know about domaining or drops or dnt/nf/drop the domain dropped because of an email stuff up by me and thus its gone......... ohh well ! live and learn, it wasn't a GREAT domain, just one i liked at the time.

tim
 

findtim

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no, like i said it was my 2nd domain ! i hardly new what paypal was LOL, i think i actually paid him with a bank cheque i posted to him !!!!!!!!!!!!! how stupid !
tim
 

DomainNames

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I know this is hard to believe, but I have just had an Australian company ask me to buy them a .Vision domain name.
Don't worry, I know...
I contacted the guy in Russia who owns the name and...
[drumroll]
He wants $25,000 US for it.
.Vision appears on https://ntldstats.com/ at Number 255 on the ladder !!!
It's THAT good...
My counter offer is $400 US
I'll let you know what he comes back at...
I've told my client I think he's better off with a .com.au or even a .com, but . . .

PLEASE do not buy that .vision name for them even at $400. Get them to invest in a .com.au or .com or as you know they are pis^ing their money and their reputation away. In your position you really would have an obligation to advise them against it and why etc. In many cases they will not know what you know or the failure stats or reputation risk of a crappy extension to a company etc
 

eg73

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It's an enormous uphill battle for any new extension. They need constant marketing. Think about a .car domain? well you need to think about obtaining .cars .auto & then there's .com or .com.au (& impending .au) typo redirect.

The more similar extensions that are released to your market segment the harder it is to stand out..
 

snoopy

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It's an enormous uphill battle for any new extension. They need constant marketing. Think about a .car domain? well you need to think about obtaining .cars .auto & then there's .com or .com.au (& impending .au) typo redirect.

The more similar extensions that are released to your market segment the harder it is to stand out..

Yes, and then some of those are very expensive. Imagine the shock when you learn some are $3500 per year or when your names get repriced by the registry.

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