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wtf loancalculatoraustralia sold for $3,300! ?

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by DomainNames, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. DomainNames

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    loancalculatoraustralia just sold for $3,300 on netfleet.com.au.

    Is is the market going crazy or do some people just have a bigger vision for this name than I would have?

    Maybe my portfolio just skyrocked if names like this go for that price!
     
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  2. Shaun

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    I think people have bigger visions than you.

    Calculator names are GOLD! They make great lead generation sites.

    For example I own carloancalculatorCOMAU and it generates around 20 leads per day, I get $15 per lead.

    LoanCalculatorAustralia could be subdomained. Car. Home. Boat. Personal.
     
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  3. Chris.C

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    Without disclosing who (in case the parties prefer their privacy) I know who the buyer and seller are.

    I think you will find it's a case of having a big vision.

    This purchase wasn't a speculative purchase for a domain portfolio. The buyer has significant development plans and from what I can tell is looking to be in the business of dominating the niche and extracting real value from the sites.

    Domains like loancalculatoraustralia.com.au with a good volume of exact match and phrase match are what's left of the top domains in this loan calculator niche given that domains like carloancalculator.com.au and homeloancalculator.com.au have already been bought and developed and with personalloancalculator.com.au having also recently changed hands. Not to mention that the owner of loancalculator.com.au seems to be unwilling to accept an offer of $15,000 on netfleet. This prompts buyers looking to grow in the loan calculator market to make plays for the alternatives.

    My take on it is, it's a niche where the final plays for the remaining domains is taking place. The domainers are being bought out by developers who are capable of extracting much greater value from the domains at which point the domains and sites are unlikely to change hands again.

    It's the natural cycle of domain ownership. The domains end up in the hands of those that can extract the most value (developers or retails businesses) I hope this will begin to happen to more and more Australian niches over the coming years.

    Maybe it did... are your domains in highly developed markets?

    Very nice!
     
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  4. DomainNames

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    Hi Shaun thats awesome

    Can I ask how you get 20 leads a day and $15 per lead. What affiliate program etc is that with? Is it set up by http://www.natloans.com.au?
     
  5. DomainNames

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    ok good to see the forums are useful for advice and input! thanks guys
     
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  6. Shaun

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    @DomainNames - I generate leads because Im #1 in Google :) for a few terms with that site.

    Lead generation, I would never bother with an affiliate style deal. To get the best prices you MUST go direct.
     
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    Their is Big money in Loans, Insurance, Credit Cards if you know what you are doing ..Some deals paying 50$ CPA for example, its the same with weight loss pills I have hit some affiliate sales of $45 a pop via one domain, it is way better then waiting around for Google to pay you cents ... The end user who purchased this domain must have some reason for it...
     
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    Regarding the category, just looking at some other sites it does seem a near perfect lead in to a home loan. Interesting what cncventure has said regarding this niche being nearly bought out for the better terms.