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Someone has let the very valuable 3 Letter domain name LAW com au expire, and it is up for grabs on the expired auctions on Sunday 22nd September 2019.

Some Big Questions (and some small ones)

  • Why did someone / somebody let this expire? It’s not a Policy Delete. Was it the case of registrant email address being wrong perhaps? Screenshot of current WhoIs below.
  • Who is going to bid for it; and how much will it go for? My money is on the guys that have bought a few big ones on the auctions over the past 12 months e.g. They also happen to be the registrant of who are currently one of the Category 1 priority holders.
  • Which drop catcher will win it? My money is on Drop only because Netfleet have been off their game lately (not sure why?).

So as I said, pain and pleasure.

Current WhoIs

Current Category 1 Priority

UPDATE – Monday 23rd September

  • Purchased on Drop for $50,000 inclusive of GST and costs.
  • Highest bid on Netfleet was $33,456 exclusive of GST and costs.
  • Purchasing entity is Turbine Ventures Pty Ltd – an entity associated with a well-known domain investor and developer. Congratulations! This is an awesome buy.
  • With regards the first question I posed above (why did this drop), I did a bit more homework and discovered that the previous registrant’s company had been deregistered. At first I thought it was amazing that nobody had twigged to this and placed a backorder at Netfleet, but on investigation, this is on their exclusion list.

9 thoughts on “Pain and Pleasure!

  • September 21, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    I wonder if the old owners are going to panic in the morning and ask to “rent a server” from one of the drop-catchers and try to win their own name back for $8.50?

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    • September 21, 2019 at 8:13 pm

      Hahahahahahahah…..why bid on the domain, let’s just start up a registry connection auction.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    One part of the puzzle is solved. Even though this wasn’t a policy delete by auDA, the current registrant is a deregistered company.

    I’m surprised some smart person didn’t work this out and put a $200 backorder on at Netfleet!

    ASIC Record

  • September 22, 2019 at 7:01 am

    By comparison, doesn’t resolve to a legal site. not available because it is conflicted. does not resolve, and is for sale. is a good site.

  • September 22, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    How much did this go for?

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  • September 23, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Great buy. Great domain name. Will be interesting to see the development over the coming years.

  • September 24, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Good luck to buyers. Why the big disparity in bids between Drop and Netfleet?

    • September 24, 2019 at 9:57 am

      Who knows? With Drop, bid levels would have been $25k and then $50k.

      Drop has been a lot lately (the cyclical nature of drop-catching!), so maybe the buyers thought “let’s take a punt and see if we can get it cheaper on Netfleet”.

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