What’s taking auDA so long to approve the new DropCatcher.com.au platform as a Registrar? DropCatcher.com.au can’t catch daily dropping domain names for you until they’ve become an auDA accredited registrar.Read more
Domainer would like to introduce Backorder.com.au to the domain investor community with a few free basic tools to help you navigate the Australian domain name landscape.Read more
Drop.com.au have just banned me from bidding on their platform (the one and only AU domain auction platform) within minutes of me posting my previous article, a May 2021 Update on the Australian domain industry.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Are Drop.com.au saying, for the first time in 20 years, we’re not allowed to talk about sales prices of dropped domain names anymore?Read more
Domainer was inundated with complaints that ic.com.au looked to be deliberately hidden and buried at the very bottom of Drop.com.au‘s daily drop list.Read more
Help.com.au dropped today and was purchased by The Investment Engine Pty Ltd. According to ASIC Records, David Warmuz (Owner of Trellian and Drop.com.au) is a previous shareholder of The Investment Engine (33%) (as of last year).Read more
What could you do with the premium domain name Help.com.au(?) It’s dropping tomorrow, and anyone in Australia who has an ABN can bid for it on the Drop.com.au platform.Read more
On Saturday just past, anyone observing the expired auctions at Drop.com.au would have been gobsmacked to see some absolutely premium one-word domain names on their list.
One thing is for certain though. As the sole drop-catcher, Drop had a good payday – and there are some very happy domain investors. Santa came early!Read more
Going through some old research, I happened to re-read this excellent interview that the well-respected Giuseppe Graziano from GGRG.com did with industry legend Nat Cohen earlier this year.
This is just one of Nat’s observations: “Speculation and investment occur in every asset class and domain name investors should not be singled out for criticism. There are many domain registrants besides domain investors who want to take advantage of the domain aftermarket and who engage in the profitable resale of domain names, from a huge corporation who no longer needs domain names obtained through the acquisition of other companies, to a small business owner who is retiring and wants to cash out of a valuable domain name.Read more