Daily Snippets – 10 March

Here are today’s snippets about the domain name industry (and other stuff) that I hope you find interesting.

Recent Podcast Interview

When I was in Perth recently, I had the pleasure of catching up with Ed Keay-Smith.

For those that don’t know of him, Ed is a veteran of the Australian domain industry. He loves talking about domains and web development – plus he would have to be one of the MOST POSITIVE people out there. He runs OzDomainer.com – and has interviewed some real luminaries of the domain name world over the past decade.

Whilst I’m not in the “luminary class”, Ed interviewed me – and this is the end result! We discuss some very relevant topics regarding domain names in Australia.


What’s Happening On The Drops

There were 17 contested domains on Netfleet yesterday – and they won 14 of them.

For a change, there were a couple of 4 figure purchases (both on NF). Top domain was freeporn.com.au for $1337 +/+ (bid on Drop was just $388); followed by seoaustralia.com.au for $1251 +/+ (no bid on Drop). The next one in the pecking order was cybersecurity.com.au – caught at NF for $513 +/+. The bid on Drop for this domain was $358.


Website Of The Day

Found a really great website quite by chance yesterday. It’s called “Letters of Note”, and it features some letters / faxes / telegrams written by some fairly famous people over the years.

The one that really appealed to me though was this one by Mick Jagger to Andy Warhol back in 1969. The Rolling Stones wanted him to design their new album cover. Have a read of the letter – it is a classic.

What tickled my fancy was trying to relate this to modern times – particularly in relation to web design! Can you imagine giving someone a simple brief like this to design a “website”? Here’s an excerpt from Mick’s letter below. 🙂

“But, having said that, I leave it in your capable hands to do what ever you want………..and please write back saying how much money you would like.”


Motivational Quote Of The Day

This is one that I often relate to my two adult sons. 😉

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain


If you have any comments on any of the above, as always I’d love to hear them.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Snippets – 10 March

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    March 10, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Hey Ned

    It was a pleasure having you on the podcast.

    I do consider you one of  luminaries of the Australian Domain world! 🙂

    You are doing a brilliant job on Domainer.com.au, thanks for all of your insights.



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    March 10, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Great podcast

  • Luke Summers
    March 10, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Great interview 🙂 Lots of good tips for investing in the .au namespace.

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