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Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by Chris.C, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Chris.C

    Chris.C Membership: VIP

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    :D

    Don't I feel like the fool.

    The new NF After Market Auction was started today and I have a couple of domains up for sale in it. Basically I have a few domains that I bought 12 - 18 months ago that I haven't got around to developing and since the AdWords KST was updated a few months back the metrics of these keyword based domains has dropped significantly to the point where I felt it may no longer be profitable to develop them using my business model, but I figured some of them still might have some value to someone else so I'll throw em up for sale on the NF AMA.

    Anyway, it's the first time I have listed any domains for sale via NF's AMA so I went to check out the listings and I saw one of my domains listed as:

    LaserjetPrinter.com.au

    And I went to myself "ah bugger - that should have been listed as LaserJetPrinter.com.au" so people know to look up "Laser Jet Printer" not "Laserjet Printer" when doing their keyword research.

    So I am about to PM David to ask him if he'd change the listing, but just before I started the message I went to the Googles KST and type in both the terms and realise it's not Net Fleet that's messed up it's me!

    :eek:

    "laserjet printer" - $4.63 - 1,900
    "laser jet printer" - $5.51 - 46

    So here I was thinking that the domain was a term that only got 46 phrase searches a month, which for me doesn't justify me developing, when in actual fact it gets 1900 a month!

    :eek:

    I wouldn't have put it up for sale had I known... and now I'm packing it that some lucky bugger might be able to pick it up for a song when it's only available for sale due to my stupidity.
     
  2. paz

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    haha...

    Accident....or some clever tactics to get your name some attention on the aftermarket? :p
     
  3. snoopy

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    You are aware of the trademark issues? Not sure people will pay much because of that.
     
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  4. Chris.C

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    I assure you it was an honest accident. Surely it's obvious how it was an accident. I just posted it because I thought it was funny.

    Plus I have 3 other domains up for sale that I haven't mentioned. Not that it should be necessary but if anyone was I'm sure David would be happy to confirm that I have other domains for sale in the auction that I'm not plugging!

    I wasn't aware of that - no. I just assumed Laserjet was a generic type of printer not a brand.

    Might be a case of a double whoopsies, though I did notice that iphonecases.com.au received bids in the last NF AMA. So it seems that there are buyers willing to invest in domains with brands in them.

    I personally have bought and developed domains with trademarked brands in them before, but not even I would tempt fate with an trademarked Apple term. Apple have a bad reputation for scaring domain owners.

    :D
     
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  5. paz

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    Relax...I'm kidding :)
     
  6. Chris.C

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    LOL I re-read what I wrote and was thinking to myself - why the hell do I even care - even if I was plugging it (though I wasn't) it's a domain name forum we all plug our names all the time anyway.

    It's probably more unusual that I don't.

    Truth me told, I'm over the fact that I messed up - I'm actually quite interested to see how it goes now.