1. Welcome to DNTrade. If you want to find out about the latest domain name industry news or talk, share, learn, buy, sell, trade or develop domain names - then you've come to the right place. It's a diverse and active community, with domain investors, web developers and online marketers - and it's free! Click here to join now.
    Dismiss Notice

What to do with DROP.net.au?

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by boppity, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. boppity

    boppity Membership: Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Picked up DROP.NET.AU recently, thought I'd check if Drop/Fabulous wants it, but they don't - didn't even talk prices - shocked me a little because this is their core business and you would assume getting the net.au would be a no-brainer.
     
  2. James

    James Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,780
    Likes Received:
    460
    Why would they want it? They have the business built on a .com.au domain, .net.au can be a waste of money at times. Personally I am cutting back on .net.au and only want to keep REALLY GOOD ones which make money each year.
     
    4 people like this.
  3. boppity

    boppity Membership: Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Why not is equally valid.
     
  4. James

    James Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,780
    Likes Received:
    460
    Maybe just make an analysis of daily drops or something, which may be valuable to end users who want to use your service. Other then that if an end user turns a purchase offer down, just move on and stop worrying about it. For every 10 knock backs you might have 1 interested buyer.
     
  5. neddy

    neddy Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,671
    Likes Received:
    1,096
    auDA Member:
    Yes

    You have two major problems boppity. And I'm not having a go at you - I'm trying to help you.

    1. Sounds like you're saying you purchased this for the sole purpose of resale. Big no no.

    2. In terms of eligibility, what is your close and substantial connection to the domain? You also have a Netfleet parking / for sale page up which does not help your cause.

    Check out these two threads to see what can happen:

    https://www.dntrade.com.au/auda-policy-news/8665-auda-complaints.html

    https://www.dntrade.com.au/netfleet-com-au/8185-netfleet-parking-pages-2.html#post62793
     
  6. boppity

    boppity Membership: Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    I think you missed my point.

    Why would an industry leader of domain names not even be interested?
     
  7. boppity

    boppity Membership: Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ok I have to nip this misdirection in the bud.
    On point 1 and 2. DO NOT insinuate buying for the sole purpose of resale, there are infinite things you can do with a common word, this is not netfleet.net.au which would be unique enough to raise such a concern. Furthermore, their domain is a common word so there is nothing stopping a competitor.

    I presented an opportunity to discuss why an industry leader in domain names would contradict their core business marketing and not even consider it.

     
  8. neddy

    neddy Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,671
    Likes Received:
    1,096
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    I'm not insinuating anything - as I said, I'm trying to help you avoid problems others have been through.

    These are the facts as I understand them:


    • You purchased this on Netfleet on the 29th December, and immediately parked it with them. The parking page has a for sale banner and no monetisation.

    • Within a week thereafter, you approached Drop.com.au and asked them if they'd be interested in buying the domain. You sound genuinely surprised that they rebuffed you.

    Let's not even discuss my original point one. I'm not here to create an argument with you. But my second point is very valid. What is your "close and substantial connection" to the domain?
     
    2 people like this.
  9. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Messages:
    4,379
    Likes Received:
    1,646
    Not many people would see buying a .net.au as a no brainer.

    Because the extension is terrible. Drop would know that more than most. They see them sold for peanuts (or not sold at all) daily.
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. findtim

    findtim Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    7,341
    Likes Received:
    1,509
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    WOW, so early in the year and boppity you are WAY OUT in front for the annual dnt silly award.

    Ned's being REAL nice here, and I commend Snoppy for holding back so well.

    if I was you I would email drop and give it to them ( but they probably won't take it unless you pay the COR ) , or I'd 301 redirect it to drops homepage ( but they will probably disavow you), or even better count your loss/experience/lesson and do a PD on it..... NOW.

    this thread needs to be moved into "newbies wiki" and "Friday funnies"

    sorry mate but you just got it all soooo wrong and as Ned said
    so pay attention

    tim
     
  11. FirstPageResults

    FirstPageResults Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,906
    Likes Received:
    105
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    Even the very best .net.au's are hard to sell.

    This name has has little commercial appeal, and DROP themselves don't gain much (if anything) by acquiring the name.

    Chalk it up to experience and move on. Almost all of us made silly mistakes and registered crap, so don't get down on it.
     
  12. bunstar

    bunstar Membership: Community

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2012
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    5
    Create a website selling wine :)
     
    1 person likes this.
  13. findtim

    findtim Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    7,341
    Likes Received:
    1,509
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    lets keep on track to the original post as its very important this message gets across to those who read this in the future, instead of offering alternatives .... even though well meaning suggestions.

    we as a community really need to constantly reinforce we obey the rules, BECAUSE we actually do and if a member goes outside the rules then we are here to help them.

    tim
     
  14. bunstar

    bunstar Membership: Community

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2012
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    5
    I went by the thread title as well. You guys have got your point across.
     
  15. petermeadit

    petermeadit Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Messages:
    893
    Likes Received:
    153
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    A reminder to members about the forum rules and etiquette.

    In the best interest of the DNTrade community, and to maintain a public forum which is respectful of all members, it is important for DNTrade members to remain mindful of the forum rules: https://www.dntrade.com.au/dntrade-rules.php

    In simple terms forum members should refrain from using language which includes insulting remarks or words that are designed to belittle another member and/or personally directed to them in a way that makes them feel unwelcome in the public forum.

    DNTrade is focused on fostering a forum where constructive criticism is welcomed for new members and experienced members alike.
     
  16. findtim

    findtim Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    7,341
    Likes Received:
    1,509
    auDA Member:
    Yes
    sorry , my reply was based on the initial question and not the TITLE of the thread, so i now see your point of your response.

    tim
     
  17. boppity

    boppity Membership: Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    this is gossip

    its not an opportunity to discuss irrelevant auda policy nor make potentially libelous assumptions and then publish these in a public forum (while telling me I'm an idiot and you're helping me).

    I thought this would be an interesting bit of gossip as everyone knows drop.
     
  18. Drop.com.au

    Drop.com.au Membership: VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    812
    Likes Received:
    91
    Hi Boppity,

    I would heed the advice you are getting in this thread.

    Registering the .net.au version of a .com.au and then trying to sell it almost immediately to the .com.au owner is not really advisable. It’s always going to be a tough sell, and depending on the com.au registrant it may even trigger an auDA complaint.

    And to reiterate what I emailed you - having the .net.au is not a major priority for us – there’s little to no benefit for us in owning the domain. Not having it won’t adversely affect our business – as it hasn’t done over the previous 5 years of drop.net.au’s registration.

    As FPR said, chalk it up to experience and move on.

    Andrew
     
    5 people like this.
  19. dicardo83

    dicardo83 Membership: Community

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    6
    I have a few .net.au domain names which I'm looking at setting up using Wordpress based on the domain name subject. You've got the domain name for 2 years now so you may as well look at using it for monetisation if no one wants to buy it.

    Once it's an established website you may find other parties are interested in negotiating a price?
     
  20. boppity

    boppity Membership: Trader

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hi Andrew
    Some members have hijacked this thread. What was gossip about business plans for net.au degraded with the first few member comments.
    I have asked for it to be deleted so that members don't get away with publishing libel. Safe to say the trolls have convinced me not to engage the dntrade community again.