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The rising popularity of .Com in Australia

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

  1. Data Glasses

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    Quite a few search results at Ebay
     
  2. snoopy

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  3. Data Glasses

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    This one went for $36,623 ..... I thought Wind Power was maybe the better known term
     
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  5. snoopy

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    I would say those website visitors and the subscribers would be worth a lot of money. Great domain but it can never be separated out value wise because the actual remaining business is not trivial.

    Re the price difference of $10million (for the whole business) to $20million (for the digital portion). It wouldn't surprise me if buyers were turned off a loss making print operations with employees etc. That probably is worth a large negative amount to have to clean up.
     
  6. chris

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    Here's another one:

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/...worth-frank-restuccia-young-rich-list-2019-10

    Although @snoopy, Finder uses the Finder.com.au on their ads, so this should be posted on the "Rising popularity of AU thread" :)

    Domain preferences aside, congrats to the Finder team with their success!
     
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    He really got in at a good time as well as having some business nouse of course. I have looked at his old domains in archive before. Interesting to see how his online properties have made SOOOOO much coin for him
     
  8. snoopy

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    Here is one of the prime reason why the Australia is (very slowly) shifting towards .com, (from the Australian Financial Review)

    https://www.afr.com/companies/retail/the-economic-power-of-smb-growth-20191105-p537l5

     
  9. snoopy

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  10. chris

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    No doubt this makes sense for big brands.
     
  11. snoopy

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    Yes, I think most will ditch the “multi domain” strategy over time. Doesn’t need 100 cctlds, auto detect is enough.
     
  12. snoopy

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    "Don't be a traitor". Canadians runnings ads about threat of .Com

     
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  13. Data Glasses

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    Guess they don't want Canadian businesses to expand beyond their borders
     
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    Yes, and I would saying the rising popularity of .com is happening in Canada also.
     
  15. chris

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    My understanding is that .ca's are popular locally. Possibly similar local trust as .au?

    As you know I like .com, but I still don't see the rising popularity with local businesses. I still think the local ccTLD's have a higher trust factor. Most businesses aren't Disney and Nike ;)
     
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    I think in Canadas situation they would not be creating ads like that unless they were concerned about small companies using .com names more. Even the smallest businesses (eg 1 person) often envisage a global market for their product now in my view.
     
  17. chris

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    I have to say I love the commercial, it's very well done!
     
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    Maybe auDA should try something similar?
     
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    Anything to bring awareness for .au is a good thing.
     
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