Things are really tough in Townsville at the moment. Our biggest employer was Queensland Nickel, and back in January, 237 employees were retrenched (no entitlements have been paid as yet). On Friday, the remaining 550 employees were dismissed by the Administrators. Unfortunately they had no option given the shenanigans of others.
I just sat through an interview of Clive Palmer by Barry Cassidy on “The Insiders” (ABC TV). Of course, nothing is Clive’s fault. 🙁 According to Clive, everything is down to the Administrators and the Queensland Government. I’m sure he believes his own “spin”. Unbelievable.
Hopefully there may be some joy for these employees and their families in the future.
I was just having a look at some old records about the domain aftermarket in Australia, and came across this snippet I wrote back in 2009.
“As at 1/10/2009, there were over 35,000 domain names for sale on NetFleet alone.”
Looking at Netfleet’s platform this morning, I see that just over 6 years later, there are now almost 59,000 domains listed for sale. Bear in mind that these are all .au domains.
I haven’t done any outbound marketing for a long time, but having just read another piece that I wrote in 2009, I’m going to get back into it.
Back then, I had come across this quote from someone (unfortunately I don’t remember who it was, so apologies for lack of attribution).
“If you want to achieve the best possible price for your domain or website, you need to be proactive and go and find the right end-user. If you do nothing to bring people to it, it’s like a city in the desert. Nobody’s going there unless you give them a reason.”
Whilst I don’t totally agree with the above (if you have a premium domain, you will get some inbound enquiries), it does make a lot of sense to contact as many potential endusers as you possibly can. It’s amazing what can happen when you have more than one party genuinely interested in a domain name. 😉
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