One 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”. 🙂
It was great to catch up with Frank Schilling and Heather Pierre from Uniregistry last week.
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:
“.com.au registrants should have the first right to .au”
“you’re in a good position if you get a .com.au 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!
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 AccommodationHamiltonIsland.com.au
- PerthRealEstate.com.au and RealEstatePerth.com.au
- MargaretRiverWineTours.com.au (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.