Daily Snippets – 13 February

Here is a round up of some recent events that I found interesting – hope you do too.

Tale Of Two Drop Catchers

Some interesting results on the domain auctions yesterday. The two most popular domains were lifeinsuranceaustralia.com.au and creditcardsaustralia.com.au. Netfleet were the successful bidding platform – but the screenshots below show the difference between a blind bidding platform (Netfleet); and an open bidding platform (Drop.com.au). I bet the top bidders on Drop were saying some prayers – though unfortunately nobody was listening!



Not Using The Domain

Here’s another example of what I wrote about the other day.

I sold FussyCat.com.au to VIP Petfoods over a month ago, yet they haven’t done anything with the domain. Not criticizing them at all, but if you spend money on a domain name, wouldn’t you at least re-direct it to your own website?

Using The Domains

And here a couple of recent sales of mine where the buyers are actually using the domains!

Resume.com.au was purchased by the holder of the dot com, so in the interim, it was an easy re-direct for them.

Portable.com.au was purchased by the registrants of portablestudios.com.au – and they already have their new site up and running.


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

Should you have any suggestions for future stories – or any “hot news”, please let me know.

I’m also always on the lookout for people to interview. It is great to share peoples’ journeys in the domain world. So please get in touch if you would like to be featured. It’s totally free – I’m a great believer in a “rising tide lifts all boats”.

Best wishes for your online success.

3 thoughts on “Daily Snippets – 13 February

  • February 14, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I thought those two domains were well over market value, but hadn’t seen the Drop results until now.  Wow…!  I didn’t think they were worth the prices paid on Netfleet, but I certainly would’ve valued them much higher than the top bids on Drop.

    With results like this, I don’t think the people calling on Netfleet to change their system are going to get far.

    • February 14, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      @Shane – another interesting factor is that I was the highest bidder on Drop.com.au for creditcardsaustralia.com.au. 😉


      • February 15, 2016 at 2:02 pm

        I’d have bet my house that the new owner was also the top bidder on Drop.  Perhaps a sign of the times when people don’t even bother bidding over there…  I wouldn’t risk it though.

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