New Domain Name Acquisitions

Whilst my son Luke has taken control of Domain Syndicates and eTrading (and doing a fine job selling down the portfolio), I’ve started having a bit of a dabble again in the .au space.

Obviously, when I was briefly a registrar, I couldn’t register domain names unless they were for the actual registrar businesses. But now that I’m free, there’s nothing stopping me!

Last year I was offered two particular domain names by an overseas broker. These were Genius.com.au and Eagle.com.au. The prices were a bit rich for me back then, so I declined.

However, I revisited these last week, and we came to a mutually agreeable arrangement. The deal was done by escrow, and they are now in the name of my new entity VPE Pty Ltd.

I reckon these are cracker domain names – what do you think?

Ned O’Meara – 8th June 2017

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    June 8, 2017 at 10:48 am
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    Who are you going to sell them to?

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    • Ned O'Meara
      June 8, 2017 at 10:52 am
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      No one in mind young David.

      Got some ideas for the development of Genius.com.au; and have just applied for a TM yesterday.

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    June 8, 2017 at 11:03 am
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    I would fall over backwards to own Eagle.com.au – that is an unreal name!

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  • Luke Summers
    June 8, 2017 at 11:04 am
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    Nice acquisitions 🙂

    I was in contact with the agency representing genius.com.au in February. I thought the pricing was too high for a wholesale buy, so I passed. Given your negotiation expertise, I’m sure you knocked them down to a far more palatable price 😉

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    June 8, 2017 at 11:10 am
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    Nice domains. You’re a genius Ned.

    Jeff

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    June 8, 2017 at 11:51 am
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    Hey Ned

    Don’t you need to be a genius to get that trademark, be a hard one to get.

    Don

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    • Ned O'Meara
      June 8, 2017 at 12:24 pm
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      @Don – Not trying for “Word” – that would be impossible. Going for “Image”. Be good to have some sort of TM.

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    June 8, 2017 at 12:56 pm
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    Ned, that’s really interesting.

    With the images it seems to create more value and it looks like something an ASX or multinational could use for serious brand recognition or even total rebranding.

     

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    • Ned O'Meara
      June 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm
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      Thanks Sean – I agree with you. Logos / images help bring a domain name to life.

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  • Scott.L
    June 8, 2017 at 9:45 pm
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    Eagle is definitely brandable – financial, clothing label, drones, legal, new budget airline…IMHO, worth the investment. Congrats.

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    June 9, 2017 at 10:44 am
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    Two wonderful names. Well done Ned.

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    June 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm
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    Yes, the are very good names, popular style of name in the current market (singular, brand style names).

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