Gold.com.au sells for “in the vicinity of $100k” to “Guzzini Pty Ltd”

Domainer can report that Gold.com.au has just sold for not-quite $100k, but “in the vicinity” to Guzzini Pty Ltd.

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  • June 21, 2021 at 9:20 am
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    Wholesale to a domain investor, well done to the buyer!

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  • June 21, 2021 at 12:04 pm
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    It is a good example of how little the .com.au market has changed. Would have got that 10 years ago, maybe even 20 years ago.

    • June 21, 2021 at 12:58 pm
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      People sell for all kinds of reasons Snoopy, Gold.com.au is one of those domains that would have gone for $100,000 in an expired auction on the drops. The buyer has done very well here. And 10 or 20 years ago it would be an end user paying $100,000, not an investor paying wholesale.

      Gold.co.uk sold for £600,000 in September 2015, which was approx $1.3 million AUD at the time.

      https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/uks-most-expensive-domain-name-gold-co-uk-sells-record-600k-1520247

      This is closer to end user values. Gold.com.au one of those domains that is worth big bucks. Just like Bitcoin.com.au (owner has declined $500,000) and Blinds.com.au (owner has declined $500,000).

      Probably best you don’t comment on .com.au because apart from Shares.com.au, which you have said you won’t sell for $200,000 (see link below), you don’t have much going on in the .com.au space.

      https://domainer.com.au/valuing-domain-names/

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      • June 22, 2021 at 9:25 am
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        “Gold.com.au is one of those domains that would have gone for $100,000 in an expired auction on the drops”

        Of course, and that is the point, these prices are not “big bucks”, they haven’t changed in years. Would have got the same price if auctioned 10-20 years ago.

        To justify your arguments you are talking about sales in other extensions and “offers not taken”.

        Please at least present some data about strong .com.au sales…oh yeah I forgot, there aren’t any.

        • June 22, 2021 at 10:52 am
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          Snoopy, it would’ve auctioned for $100,000 to *end users* 10-20 years ago. (Investors would’ve paid approx $20,000 on the drops, which is what HomeLoan.com.au reached 10-12 years ago on the legacy drop-catcher DomainWatch FYI).

          Today it would auction to *domain investors* on Drop.com.au for $100,000 in a 24 hour expired auction. And it’s value is multiples higher than what was paid.

          Huge difference, and like I said best you don’t comment because you just don’t know what you’re talking about.

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          • June 22, 2021 at 1:10 pm
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            I’ve never heard of domainwatch so can’t comment on that but people were paying 6 figures for much weaker names in 2011 such as investmentproperty.com.au for $125,000 on the drops. The market has not improved since then.

            Going back 20 years ago there was 6 figures auction results as well such as $153,000 for flowers.com.au.

            • June 22, 2021 at 4:26 pm
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              Honestly Snoopy I don’t know why you bother..

              Clearly you didn’t have a clue then (never heard of DomainWatch) and don’t have a clue now.

              DomainWatch was the original drop-catcher 2008 to 2011.

              InvestmentProperty.com.au is a strong name. Plenty of names on the drops have gone for $100,000 but not higher because the next tier was $250,000 and it was too big a jump for most people when they have just 24 hours notice.

              No, it was just 2-3 domain names that hit the 6 figures in the auDA auction of 2003, and this included Flowers.com.au $153,000 and Cars.com.au $141,000.

              Those kind of names would go for $500,000 in a 24 hour auction on Drop.com.au today and it would be investors / speculators paying that kind of money.

              Flowers.com.au was snapped up by Interflora 12 months later (in 2004) as a going concern and Cars.com.au was bought by an end user in 2010 for $1.6 million. The raw value of each domain name today exceeds $3 million.

              Brandable names now Fetch.com.au 6 figures ($132,000) and investors are quite happy to Dabble.com.au ($98,394) in these so they can make Money.com.au ($400,000) while they Sleep.com.au ($100,000).

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              • June 22, 2021 at 5:36 pm
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                How can it be “the original dropcatcher” when it started in 2008?

                I have never heard of this company, it was never a major drop catcher, probably why the price was seemingly low while weaker names got 6 figs elsewhere.

                • July 2, 2021 at 8:00 am
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                  This is the oh snap moment where Snoopy betrays how little he knows about .com.au

                  It was by invitation only, obviously you were not invited

                  https://web.archive.org/web/20100326074124/http://domainwatch.com.au/login.php

                  Like I said mate, you’re in your own little world and it is divorced from the reality enjoyed by a handful of .com.au investors who routinely sell .com.au names for amounts that would make your head pop.

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                  • July 2, 2021 at 7:13 pm
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                    Agreed. That snoopy guy had small success a decade ago in .com domains and has never known anything about Australian domain names, even though he lives in Melbourne. White-noise has-been. No need to hear from him on here anymore.

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  • June 21, 2021 at 12:45 pm
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    Reading these comments it was done through a certain drop catch platform?
    I missed this one..

  • June 22, 2021 at 7:54 am
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    Guzzini Pty Ltd is believed to be controlled and run by David Warmuz who owns auDA Registrar Drop.com.au and Trellian
    Female.com.au
    Comps.com.au
    HoroscopesOnline.com.au

    The Trellian website even shows the relationship more clearly.

    auDA continues to turn a blind eye as usual to Registrars frontrunning to get .com.au names for themselves ….no matter how it may appear to be hidden via other company names and associated Family Directors

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    • June 22, 2021 at 11:14 am
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      ? registrars can buy domain names. Gold.com.au was bought privately, not on the drops.

      Bit low hating on Guzzini for investing in a great domain just because you didn’t do it

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      • June 22, 2021 at 1:35 pm
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        Guzzini Pty Ltd bought IC.com.au on the Drops which was hidden on Drop.com.au – https://domainer.com.au/auda-registrar-insider-trading/

        Guzzini Pty Ltd also mysteriously inherited the domain MCG.com.au after a Drop.com.au client didn’t quickly pay an invoice issued by Drop.com.au(.) Domainer helped reverse that situation at the time.

        Did David Warmuz help his ‘mates’ acquire Help.com.au from the Drops ? – https://domainer.com.au/help-com-au-warmuz/

        Did David Warmus help his ‘mates’ acquire Company.com.au from the Drops? – https://domainer.com.au/drop-com-au-names-for-mates/

        There are many more examples.

        This article shows they are clearly ‘buying up’ Australian domain names.

        Drop.com.au is the only Drop Catcher in Australia now and clearly has a monopoly.

        They have banned my access, for speaking out against them, and for publicly reporting domain name sales that are in the interest of the public, which effectively means they are ‘refusing to supply’ me access to the one and only drop catching service in Australia, which effectively means they are restricting my ability to do business.

        Who are they going to ban next?

        Will it be you?

        As for auDA – I’m not sure why they’re allowing a Registrar to behave in this manner, but here’s to hoping they approve the new DropCatcher.com.au Registrar soon, who I’m told are waiting for their approval to come on board and provide a competitive Drop Catcher service.

        Thank you to all the people who have called and emailed and contacted me on Linked In with their support on this issue amidst this troubling time in the Australian domain name industry.

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        • June 22, 2021 at 2:15 pm
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          Seems pretty clear, break the rules and you get banned, don’t and you won’t.

          Rob it’s not like you were winning many great names on the drops anyway, so what do you care? Newer investors were outbidding you of late.

          What do they say about flies and honey, surely you didn’t think you could go on trashing reputations on here without consequence forever?

          Have you thought of pulling your head in and apologising?

          All in my opinion.

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          • June 22, 2021 at 2:43 pm
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            “Newer investors were outbidding you of late.”

            Think about who would think or claim to know this, and it’s easy to tell who wrote this comment ‘anonymously’.

            There’s a big difference between trashing reputations and bringing the truth to light.

            I’m proud of exposing what has been happening, and will continue to do so.

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      • June 29, 2021 at 7:46 am
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        Have to agree with David, not sure why anyone would have an issue with this, that domain was listed for years on Netfleet aftermarket and this didn’t involve the domain name dropping. All fair and square.

        I just suppose that given some past questionable actions it casts a suspicious cloud.

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