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The economic value and impact of .au web addresses

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by AnthonyP, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. AnthonyP

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    Fantastic information resource Anthony - it is interesting to see that over 4300 people are employed in this industry with a value of almost half a billion dollars!
     
  3. AnthonyP

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    It is great to see that there are only 0.61 registrations per business in the major cities, so there is still plenty of room for growth.
     
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    Yeah some nice stats there.

    Here's a question - just thinking conceptually how do you think the value of domains would relate to the number of domains registered?

    Ie would a 600% increase in domains registrations imply a linear or exponential increase in values? There has to be some relationship...
     
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    No, only a very loose relationship.

    Best example are when values fall alot, eg dot com crash, .mobi bust whilst registration numbers will typically fall by a far smaller amount.

    A lot of markets have fairly minimal value across the board (no real liquidity, only the very best really worth something) but might experience a fairly good rise in registrations.
     
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    I think it's probably tighter for markets that don't have a huge degree of speculation & investment don't you think?

    Any market (domain or otherwise) that is underpinned by speculative investment is going to be volatile - assets will fluctuate on a lot of other things other than supply and demand.

    I would suggest that .au is more in this camp than many other extensions so .au domain values probably do have a closer relationship to domain numbers. I also think this might be exponential too...
     
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