Expiring Domains – Competition Is Coming!

In what will be “music to the ears” of domain investors and other online entrepreneurs, Domainer can now reveal that development is well underway for a new drop catching platform quite aptly called DropCatcher.com.au

The team behind this venture comprises some well-respected and trusted industry veterans.

Domainer has been told that the momentum behind this new platform was as a result of Trellian (owners of Drop.com.au) buying out Netfleet, and effectively creating a monopoly in the .au market place.

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Everything Is For Sale

The clock is definitely ticking louder for me, so the time has come to seriously trim my portfolio.

I am putting up a private website that is going to list at least 10 domains daily. This should be ready in the next two weeks.

As anyone who has dealt with me in the past can testify, my pricing has always been very generous. And it is going to be even more so now. I’m a domainer by nature, and my modus operandi has always been to turn over and trade my stock.

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The Kiwis Show Us How They Do It

There has been a lot of recent discussion about our (current) sole expired domain name marketplace in Australia – Drop.com.au. Most of this has revolved around a perceived lack of transparency during and after the bidding process; and the incremental levels of bids a bidder may need to place.

Today Domainer wants to show you how our Kiwi cousins do it. Judge for yourself which you prefer.

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Was This An Attempt At “Highway Robbery”?

The City of Parramatta Council (“The Council”) was last week officially found “guilty” of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking with regards the domain name Parramatta.com.au. For those that may not know what that means, in simple terms, they filed a dispute / complaint against the long standing registrant of this valuable premium domain name in order to try and have it transferred to them for free! And they lost spectacularly.

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Would You Bid On This Domain Name?

On the expired auctions today is the domain name ABO com au.

Normally an Australian 3L domain beginning with “A” and containing another vowel and a decent consonant would attract huge bids at auction – and much more at private sale of course.

But of course, this one is different for obvious reasons – as described in the article

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Domain News Snippets

Rather than just write a new single subject story each time, Domainer is also going to reintroduce a regular news bulletin of snippets relating to domains in Australia. By regular, this means perhaps twice a week at this stage! We used to do this some time ago.

Todays topics include a revamped expired auction platform at Drop; auDA’s new charges for external review; auDA’s blog link on monetisation; and finally, a solid rumour that there is a new drop catcher in the wings!

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auDA’s New Rules – Amnesty Period?

One of the biggest changes regarding Australian domain names is due to come into force next Monday – 12th April 2020. There are to be new licensing rules that will affect the registration and renewal of Aussie domains.

My experience over 20 years tells me that there are going to be many registrants that wouldn’t have a clue this is happening. Hence the title of this article. I wonder whether the auDA Board and Management have considered a short amnesty period for registrants to get their “house in order”? It would be a wonderful gesture.

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MEN.com.au – Creating An Online Property

Whilst I have lots of domain names, the amount I have actually developed over the years is fairly minimal. Like many other domain investors, I tend to “park” my domains with a professional parking provider. Doing this gives me a lot of flexibility whilst I consider future options. In the interim, I get a small amount of monthly income, plus can indicate that the domain may be for sale.

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