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Sold.Com.Au .... Sedo Auction

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by Data Glasses, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. findtim

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    yep, yahoo have proved to be not good decision makers in the last 10 years, they are also presently not making good decisions.

    choosing a .com.au broker would have been a FAR BETTER decision to maximise the sale

    tim
     
  2. snoopy

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    Simon, if they could have contacted yourself or a handful of others and sold it for upwards of $100,000, what are you willing to offer the auction winner for the name?
     
  3. snoopy

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    Do carsales spend significant amount of money on domains that aren't specifically car related? Don't think they can be relied upon to by everything and anything.
     
  4. 333

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    I doubt this will be a quick flip snoopy.
    If the sale goes through, it will make the new owner a lot of money.
    Me thinks this has "self managed super fund" written all over it..
     
  5. Simon Johnson

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    I gave it some serious thought today and came to the following conclusions:

    1. I'm currently working on bigger deals, so the reality is that this would be a distraction.

    2. You just don't know what the top proxy bid was. You need two people in an auction.

    Simon
     
  6. snoopy

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    So now we have both the estate agent and Simon willing to offer zilch.
     
  7. findtim

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    snoopy baby, luv ya :)

    you need to start a business called " I will trash you no matter what you think dot com"
    notice I missed the .com.au as apparently .com.au is worth jack SH^T

    I often wonder if your MASSIVE insight into the negative is the cause of my insight into the positive.

    tim
     
  8. snoopy

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    Tim, the name is worth what it sold for at an auction that people here knew was happening. People can say it is worth over 100k till the cows come home, or that they'd pay that themselves. When it comes down to it though the won't actually offer anything, they'll back away for any reason other than having to admit the name just sold for what it is actually worth.

    This thread is credit.com.au all over again.
     
  9. findtim

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    yes, put your money where your mouth is.

    tim
     
  10. snoopy

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    Not sure if you are agree with what I am saying or something else?
     
  11. Cooper Mills DomainLawyer

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    So you were bidder number 4 :)
     
  12. Horshack

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    Bidder 5 actually. Were you the winner?
     
  13. Rhythm

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    imo SOLD is more a generic brandable than keyword emd.
     
  14. DomainNames

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo!_Auctions

    In April 2001, Yahoo! acquired SOLD.com.au, a major competitor to eBay in Australia. SOLD.com.au was previously owned by John Fairfax Holdings' online interactive arm, F2. The site was given a new address within the yahoo.com domain. In August 2003, Yahoo! announced that the site would be shutting down and directed users to eBay.

    $24 Million to shut down a competitor sold.com.au back in 2001 was big money!

    use the wayback machine and you will see the original sold.com.au site was incredibly simple and basic. it in fact seemed to be just run off software from (or within) another company auctions.com.

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/13/5099536/yahoo-auction-domain-names-sandwich

    Oh my what a mistake for a new boss not know her predecesors paid $24 Million for it in Australia years ago and why... Current Yahoo staff thought it had never been used apparently .. was a .com.au and of no real interest to them in USA ...so they just sold it!

    "Since she took over as CEO, Marissa Mayer has been working hard to revitalize Yahoo. She's insisted employees stop working from home, axed unproductive workers, and purged the rolls of unused email accounts. Today Yahoo announced that it has discovered a trove of domain names the company purchased but never ended up doing anything with. So in the spirit of renewal, they're putting them up for auction.[/B]

    WOW what a mistake
     
  15. DomainNames

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    Nov 13th, 2013 http://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/66874924826/domainapalooza

    Yahoo posts:

    " Domainapalooza!

    When you’re a company that’s been around as long as Yahoo, there are lots of fun things that you stumble across. This year, we found a huge list of domain names that the company has owned for quite some time.

    As we discussed what to do with them, it became obvious that it was time to set them free…back into the wild of the Internet. Surely, creative people, businesses and entrepreneurs could come up with something great to do with them. They could even spark some brand new ideas or companies.

    Tomorrow, we’re starting a week-long auction that includes well over a hundred premium domain names. How premium you ask? How about sandwich.com? That’s a pretty awesome name, and now it’s back on the market!

    Get ready to bid on your favorites, here’s a partial look at the treasure you’ll find:

    - Crackers.com (Snack-rating site?)
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    Go here to find the list. The Domainapalooza starts on the 14th and goes through the 21st, and we’ll be adding more domain names during the week.

    Happy bidding!"
     
  16. Cooper Mills DomainLawyer

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    no, just bidder 3:)
     
  17. James

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    If the domain is online-store related/ auction site related it is connected to their Quick Sale business (they own). They do not seem to just buy car domains. That been said they only seem to want domains with an inherent benefit/value to the business or higher quality EMD value.

    I recently sold them a domain in the Auction Site market.

    My guess is they have purchased sold.com.au, that been said I could be wrong it could be any one!
     
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    Hi all, total newbie here...but have some experience with running my own businesses. Basically trying to understand how this was sold so cheap? Did it go offshore? What would stop somebody with some money doing the Fairfax thing again and building this up to a sales portal offering everything? Eg, Real Estate...Cars...High End Auctions ( paintings, etc). All I can see is opportunity here. This would have to be the best generic possible?
     
  19. findtim

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    i'm agreeing with you, if you think its worth 100K and you had it then bid it and hope someone doesn't bid very high.

    tim
     
  20. DomainNames

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    Quicksales.com.au is interesting.. would rebranding to sold.com.au work or running something new & better be more advisable in your opinion?

    Is carsales.com.au site Quicksales.com.au growing and working? I wonder what they value it at do you know or have they said on any public documents?

    http://member.afraccess.com/media?id=CMN://3A393062&filename=20130814/CRZ_01433580.pdf WOW SOME NICE SALARY PACKAGES!!

    "Quicksales - “sell anything - for free!”
    This part of the business continues to see substantial change. We’ve invested in people, product and marketing.
    As a result, we have seen items for sale grow nearly 80% in the last 12 months and traffic has also grown well.
    As the only truly Australian site of any scale, we’re very pleased with the progress we are making. It is a long
    term strategy and as a result will continue to require significant investment over many years, but the prize is
    worth the pain. If you haven’t already, I recommend you try quicksales.com for buying and selling pretty much
    anything!"