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The rising popularity of .Com in Australia

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by snoopy, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. johno69

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    I have to disagree here. In my many years of I.T. Support, I've never seen anyone use that in a search. So I would actually say it is uncommon.
    Maybe not as uncommon in your circle, but uncommon to the everyday Googler.
     
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  2. snoopy

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    If someone is exporting then an unfamiliar extension probably isn't the best choice in my view. They can just say it is Australian on the site.

    Or he can get petesplumbling.com which is available.
     
  3. Data Glasses

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    But if PetesPlumbing is taken in the .com.au I am guessing for a local business he would happily use a second local extension option that is an exact match to his business. ..... he has options but if he wants to grow like "Jims Mowing" Yes of course the .com is the desired option. Petsplumbing/com appears to be a operating business in America. JIm uses the .Net
     
  4. Horshack

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    I don't know if the .com space is doing that great at the moment Snoopy. The price of an average domain at the bottom end of the market appears to have moved higher but from then on the pricing is a little mixed. There's always going to be more prospective buyers if you are investing but I check out the namebio daily market report and it looks like the .com space has become a little bit of a lottery lately unless you are running with the fads of the moment. There's been some big losses lately. These losses are just from the report today which covers the 22nd May:
    The domain WeMobile.com sold for $3,203 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 76%.
    It last sold for $13,500 on October 27th, 2013 at Afternic.
    The domain StretchLimos.com sold for $803 at NameJet for a decrease of 92%.
    It last sold for $10,000 on May 7th, 2009 at Afternic.
    The domain DiscountCandles.com sold for $320 at Dynadot for a decrease of 98%.
    It last sold for $13,500 on April 15th, 2009 at Sedo.
    Sorry this one is from today covering the 26th May:
    The domain ShotClip.com sold for $342 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 82%.
    It last sold for $1,903 on May 26th, 2017 at GoDaddy.
    The domain VacationPackages.org sold for $1,275 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 93%.
    It last sold for $18,500 on September 10th, 2010 at Sedo.
    The domain PureCola.com sold for $160 at GoDaddy for a decrease of 93%.
    It last sold for $2,250 on September 8th, 2015 at Sedo.
     
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  5. snoopy

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    There will be losses like that every day of the year for the next 100 years, it is endusers who have bought domains later dropping them, they then get auctioned by a drop catcher at wholesale pricing. The real loss is actually 100% because they haven't renewed.

    All this really shows is the margins domainers should be making, 10x+ of the wholesale value.
     
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  6. Data Glasses

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    Cooking/Com = $402,000 sale. Good buy considering the genre.
     
  7. Scott.L

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    It comes down to liquidity, most domains do not get any serious bids. The rare exception of an offer is either spam or a low ball idiot. Those who actively network the sale may increase their chances but for the other 100 million domains it's just a fluke.
     
  8. snoopy

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    I think most of those are top 1% names, ie they have a good chance of selling hence they are worth something on the wholesale market and have also been previously bought by endusers.
     
  9. Scott.L

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    .com was a globalist dream but the data tells me , everyone is starting to return home. What the .com does well, brings new ways to connect globally to a virtual consumer market, like bitcoin or social media platforms, or gaming, entertainment. But for localised business, the ccTLD is best.
     
  10. snoopy

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    Look at the stats, cctlds globally are barely growing, would be even worse without free .tk’s.

    .com growth rate is falling also but still much higher.
     
  11. Data Glasses

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  12. geodomains

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    Sold badcreditloans.net 2 weeks ago for $4000 US via Godaddy premium sales. I've had it for probably 5 years and paid $2000US , so happy with return
     
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  13. snoopy

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    It is a good out come for a .net, which has not fared well overall.
     
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  14. chris

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    Good outcome @geodomains
     
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