Reflections On A Sunday – 28 February

Maggie 3One of my most favourite places in the world has to be Magnetic Island – just 25 minutes by fast ferry from Townsville. It’s a great place to take a break – plus still keep domaining!

More than half of the island is National Park – the flora and fauna are simply stunning. And the bushwalks are some of the most enjoyable I have ever done.

So if you get the opportunity to come north, please make sure you visit “Maggie”. 🙂

Reflection 1

It was great to catch up with Frank Schilling and Heather Pierre from Uniregistry last week.

For those that haven’t watched the interview that Frank did while he was in Australia (with Chris Burgess from DNTrade), then I suggest you have a look. Great job Chris!

I love Frank’s energy, enthusiasm and endeavour. He is charming and successful – and he is definitely honorary chairman of the ABS Club! What’s ABS? “Always Be Selling”! He does that so well – and so nicely!

One comment that he did make on the interview is something that I wanted to highlight here. At approximately 11 minutes 41 seconds he briefly discusses the possible advent of direct registrations in .au. He says:

“ registrants should have the first right to .au”


“you’re in a good position if you get a name”

Whilst I still don’t see the need for direct registrations given that we only have 3,000,000 +/- domains in Australia, if they were to be introduced, then I totally concur with Frank’s statements above!

Reflection 2

A domaining friend of mine said he doesn’t particularly fancy 3 word domains. I agree with him in general terms – however there are always exceptions to the rule in my opinion.

Some of my best sellers over the years have been 3 word domains – particularly those that contain a geographic location.

Here are a few examples:

  • HamiltonIslandAccommodation and
  • and
  • (four words!)

And many more non-geographic names like:


So to use a mining metaphor, whilst short names are always going to be your “richest vein of gold”, there is still plenty of opportunity with the “tailings”. 🙂


As always, I welcome your comments and thoughts.

Best wishes for your online success.


4 thoughts on “Reflections On A Sunday – 28 February

  • February 28, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I was almost where your photo was taken a few years ago for a bucks party.

    Crazy times.  I remember there was a coin operated toilet on the beach, that would spray water if you were in there too long to discourage sleepers…  blew my mind.

    • February 29, 2016 at 11:26 am

      I saw a “CrimeStoppers” poster up with what looked like your picture! 😉

  • February 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    That is a great view to work on domain names!

    I’m a bit off three-word names. But I can see the ones you listed are quite strong.

    • February 29, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Many more examples Robert. Short is better – but all I’m suggesting is don’t get hung up on 3 word domains. Some are good!

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