Happy Face DFCIt’s interesting to see that apart from the regular buyers on the expired auctions, there are a number of new players starting to get quite active.

Whilst I don’t particularly like losing out to others on domains that I’m after, I do genuinely welcome the competition. 😉 As I’ve often stated, “a rising tide lifts all boats”.

The image I use with this post tells the story – “happy face” for whoever managed to purchase a good domain name this last week – “sad face” for whoever let the same domains expire. I suppose also that the underbidders on certain domain names would also have “sad faces”. I know I felt a bit disappointed to get beaten on a couple of them!

Some notable purchases in the last week include:

  • foa.com.au – caught by Netfleet for $365 +/+ – highest bid on Drop was $358. Excellent buy imho.
  • bookmaker.net.au – caught by Netfleet for $227 +/+ – highest bid on Drop was $323. This was picked up by an enduser (but not the registrant of the com.au).
  • great.com.au – caught by Netfleet for $1870 +/+ – highest on Drop was only $722. Ex OMG domain.
  • pim.com.au – caught by Domain Shield for $400 inclusive. Bid on NF was $523 +/+; and $600 on Drop.
  • publiccloud.com.au – caught by Drop for $1 +/+ – losing bid on NF was $521!
  • newapartments.net.au – caught by Netfleet for $227 +/+ – no bid on Drop!
  • leatherjackets.com.au – caught by Domain Shield for $400 inclusive. Bid on NF was $388 +/+; and $290 on Drop.
  • hip.com.au – caught by Domain Shield for $1600 inclusive. Bid on NF was $1400 +/+; and $1295 on Drop. Nice domain name.
  • fhq.com.au – caught by Netfleet for $413 +/+ – highest bid on Drop was $129.
  • poorcredit.com.au – caught by Netfleet for $400 +/+ – no bid on Drop!
  • sni.com.au – caught by Netfleet for $333 +/+ – highest bid on Drop was just $1!

Netfleet is still the major player, but Domain Shield is certainly starting to improve their results. And Drop continues to surprise occasionally.

So the moral to picking up expired domains is to cover your bases on all platforms!

Ned O’Meara – 13th June 2016

4 thoughts on “On The Drops

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    June 14, 2016 at 7:38 pm
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    Good to see new players in as you said this makes all domainers smile as it is always nice too see people believe in what you believe in as well

     

    wanted to ask have you ever turned money down for a stock option in the company as in uber.com instance and if so how do you think this could work , do you both hold control over the name with a written agreement but it is an interesting concept i like the look of many thanks shane

    • Ned O'Meara
      June 15, 2016 at 7:05 am
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      @Shane – not exactly sure what you mean by stock option? Do you mean if someone wants a share in a premium domain name?

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        June 15, 2016 at 12:14 pm
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        Hey mate have seen lately uber.com for example the domain name owner took some cash and a share option in the new company have you ever had a new start up approach you for a domain name and for example you dont take cash but a stock option in the new start up its just a new interesting concept have you ever thought of

        • Ned O'Meara
          June 15, 2016 at 1:51 pm
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          I’m with you now. No, I’ve never done that – but I do have a few mates in the USA who have. I don’t think any of them have made any money yet! 🙂

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