Expired Auctions – Thursday 20 October 2016

expired-auctions-20-octSixteen domains competed for on the Netfleet platform on Thursday. Only four domains cracked the 3 figure mark – a very boring day in all.

NF got back to their winning ways by securing No 1 for their bidder – employmentsolutions.com.au went for $355 +/+. There didn’t appear to be a bid on Drop.com.au for this one. Not sure whether there was a bid on DomainShield.

If you look at the recent stats though, NF are certainly not winning as many as they used to. Take these results as an example; they lost 6 of the 16.  Having said that, a 60% + success rate is still excellent.

I’ve been in this business a long time, and I’ve seen power wax and wane over the years. Competition is a wonderful thing. Long may it continue and prosper.

Netfleet Results





I know that the winner of thecut.com.au was extremely happy to have picked this up on DS!

There are a number of Policy Delete domains up for auction today. A couple of examples are scootersforsale.com.au and farmtours.com.au. These belonged to a company called MOTO IMPORTS PTY LTD which was deregistered in March of this year. I wonder whether these PD’s were a result of a complaint?

Good hunting!

Ned O’Meara – 21 October 2016

2 thoughts on “Expired Auctions – Thursday 20 October 2016

  • October 21, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Sorry to be pedantic but the two domains scootersforsale.com.au and farmtours.com.au do not appear to be in a Policy Delete state, they appear to be in a “Client requested delete” state.

    If they are being deleted because of a complaint (due to the deregistration) then the registrar could potentially have made a mistake unless the client specifically asked them to delete the domains during the eligibility checking process.

    The reason why this matters is because a Policy Delete gives a registrant 14 days during which they can provide corrected details in order to keep the domain, a client requested delete only gives them 3 days. In my opinion this is a distinct disadvantage to the Registrant and an error which creates a conflict of interest if made by a Drop Catching Registrar or any Registrar affiliated with a Drop Catcher.

    Please note that I am talking hypothetically in this instance as I have not spoken to the Registrant and they could easily have asked Netfleet to delete the domain for them.



    • October 21, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      Thanks for clarification Anthony. I totally accept your credentials when it comes to .au policy!

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