Daily Snippets – 20 February

Here is a round up of some “stuff” that you may find interesting.

Flippa – this really makes me wonder …

I previously wrote this article about selling domains on Flippa (Reflection 3). Wasn’t particularly impressed by results – or the potential to “harm” a domain name.

The domain I mentioned in particular was Boy.com.au. It has just been relisted for the third or fourth time on Flippa. When it first came to my attention it closed at $US315 with 5 bids; then the next attempt only just cracked $US200 (about 5 days ago).

I emailed the seller (who I don’t know), and asked why he was trying to continuously flog such a good domain on Flippa. His reply was: that he was patient… and that he’ll get his price eventually.

Now I see it re-listed again on Flippa.

And forgive me for appearing cynical, but this time around there is an opening bid of $US500 (“Bidder 1 is a new user without transaction history”).

Seriously? I might be wrong, but it smells funny. (Just to clarify that comment, I believe the domain is worth more than $500 – what I’m questioning is the bidding history).

Flippa Boycomau

What’s Happening On The Drops

The top purchase yesterday was spam.com.au selling for $1956 plus / plus on Netfleet. The bid on Drop was just $301.  Buyer was a well known IP lawyer. I’m looking forward to seeing what he does with this domain.

Next up was fakelawn.com.au for $450 ++. Netfleet were successful again. Bid on Drop was for just $1.

Then followed uniscreen.com.au for $300 + + – again Netfleet. No bid on Drop. Sold to an enduser.

Netfleet is continuing its dominance in dropcatching success – of the 19 domains bid for on their platform yesterday, they caught 16.

Website Of The Day

Wanted to give a plug for one of my favourite Australian bloggers.

Tim Denning’s day job is as “Associate Director Global eCommerce & Advisory at the N.A.B.” According to his LinkedIn profile, this involves “Helping Business with Online Strategy / Cashflow and Providing Advice to Entrepreneurs”.

But he is also a guest author at Addicted2Success. This site has over 3 MILLION VIEWS per month – and was founded by an Aussie (Joel Brown). This is one fantastic resource which is well worth bookmarking or subscribing to.

Have a read of this great article that Tim recently wrote about blogging. He writes really well.


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.

Best wishes for your online success. 🙂