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The Official .COM.AU Sales, Showcase and Discussion

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  1. anyweb

    anyweb Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    .au Aftermarket Auctions hot up

    G'day Aussies:wave:
    ww.Netfleet.com.au have started an aftermarket auction for qualified buyers, .i.e holders of ABN, or ACN or ARBN


    Domain Aftermarket Auctions | Netfleet - The .AU Aftermarket


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    A summary of the domain names in this round of auctions follows:

    ArtificialIntelligence.com.au. Clearly this is a domain that will show massive appreciation in value even undeveloped or promoted.. Artificial Intelligence is no longer the stuff of science fiction but is becoming more and more part of today's science and technology and is big business. Own this domain and you effectively own part of our scientific future and share part of a multi-billion dollar indutsry.

    Atheist.com.au. Atheism has grown strongly over the last few decades with more and more people rejecting a belief in deities and associated religion. In fact a survey in 2006 found that 31% of Australians do not believe in God and, in Europe, this movement has grown even stronger - for example in Sweden 85% of the population describe themselves as atheists, agnostics or non-believers. Multiple development opportunities for this domain together with established end-user sales targets.

    BabyBoy.com.au and BabyGirl.com.au. Local broad searches 110,000 per month each. That's simply huge and suggests that with a bit of work you could quickly develop a very high traffic site from which to sell all sorts of baby related products and services and be a part of a multi-billion dollar industry. In fact, the term 'baby girl' costs Google advertisers an average of $3.73 per click so even just through Adsense you could be assured a fantastic return.

    BaseBall.net.au. These sporting category killers are no-brainers when it comes to domain investment. In fact one of the few highly publicised domain sales prior to deregulation was Tennis.com.au selling for "mid 5-figures". Baseball as a game is enjoying tremendous growth in Australia and search volumes demonstrate that with 368,000 Australian broad monthly searches (37 million worldwide)

    Bollywood.com.au. Yet another category killer domain name enjoying 368,000 local monthly broad searches. Whilst Bollywood movies have always been part of a multi-billion dollar industry in India, in recent years the genre has started to build a real following in mainstream society in Australia. Do some research and you'll see that this is a domain that will go from strength to strength.

    Cheats.net.au. Of all the domains we're featuring today, this one takes out the prize with the highest search volume. An incredible 2.24 million LOCAL monthly searches related to cheats. The development potential is clear - set up a quality resource for gaming cheats and let the thousands of visitors flock in.

    Cutlery.com.au. How easy would it be to set up a basic e-commerce site to sell cutlery online (Ebay or shopping feed anyone?). This is yet another category-killer domain name to help you do just that. Quality cutlery is not cheap and today's buyers are prepared to pay good money for decent products. This means good margin for online retailers or great ad revenue for portal developers.

    EUD.com.au. EUD has a high search volume for a LLL domain, probably related to it's wide range of acronyms and premium letters. 3-Letter domains like this are always in high demand and are rarely available to purchase at such a low starting price. Buy this one and you're one step away from an End User Deal!

    FreeTemplate.com.au. I made this exact search last week! In the old days, people would hire a web designer and spend hundreds of dollars and hours of time to-ing and fro-ing about various design options for their websites. These days, savvy searchers know there are better options. With thousands of sites promoting website templates, wordpress templates, joomla templates out there, this domain is a stepping stone to capitalising on this demand.

    FunnyQuotes.com.au. Whether you're just after a chuckle, preparing a wedding speech or looking for inspiration, you may well find yourself searching for 'funny quotes'. In fact over 33,000 Australians use this EXACT search term every month! This domain includes a basic but established 5 year old website to get you started and help you capitalise on the huge advantage an exact match domain gives you in the search engines.

    Futons.com.au. Nearly every house has one and increasingly so as people move towards flexibility and space saving in the home. What's more they can cost several thousand dollars so there's good money to be made whether you're making them, selling them or advertising them (Aus av CPC $1.95). There are dozens of websites dedicated to futons (just do a quick search) in Australia so this is a perfect domain for a quick flip.

    HelicopterGame.com.au. Online game related websites are big business. When CookingGames.com sold for US$350,000 earlier this year people started to realise the value behind the huge traffic that game related searches can deliver. This domain is no exception. The term "helicopter game" has just under 50,000 EXACT monthly searches in Australia. Profit from the exact match advantage that a domain like this gives you in the search engines and with some basic SEO and content the number 1 spot (in Australia) is an easy goal - imagine the traffic!

    Implants.com.au. Dental, breast, Cochlear, contraceptive and many other types of implants make this domain a fantastic basis for information on a huge industry. As medical technology continues to grow so will these industries and whilst competition amongst advertisers is fierce right now (just check out all the ads in Google), it's only going to get bigger and bigger.

    MortgageBroking.com.au. Around 40% of mortgages are now written through a broker. People have less time than ever and many are dissatisfied with the service levels of the major banks so using an intermediary like a mortgage broker to help you find the best deal is a no-brainer. This is a category killer domain name in one of the most lucrative areas in online website development and payouts are simply huge. The average cost per click (CPC) on Google Adwords for advertisers targeting this term is $8.64

    Parks.com.au. Are you ready? The term 'parks' has 823,000 broad local searches. That says it all really. With so many national parks, holiday parks, caravan parks and amusement parks in Australia the opportunities with this domain are endless. What's more this domain is semi developed with pagerank to get you started (look at subdomains). Then there's the car parks, the theme parks, the dog parks, the tourist parks, the city parks...

    RingTone.net.au. Every mobile phone user in Australia is a potential customer for the owner of this domain. And with 165,000 broad local searches for 'ring tone' it's pretty clear this market is massive. Selling ringtones over the internet has got to be one of the easiest online ventures to set up in terms of development. There's no packaging, mailing or dealing with distributors. Simply use this fantastic domain to help you get the traffic, set up an affiliate ringtone feed and reap the rewards.

    Shampoo.com.au. $300+ for shampoo? Surely not. Well the fact is yes! - shampoo is big business in Australia with huge brands fiercely competing for clients. MyShopping.com.au has around 3,000 items for sale that could be incorporated into a feed whilst your category killer domain name delivers the traffic. So easy to sell online, this domain could be the stepping stone to creating a legitimate and growing full-time business.

    SmallBusinessGrants.com.au. I like 3-word domains with exact match search potential. Getting to the coveted number 1 spot in Google is that much easier than a 2 or 1 word domain and with a plethora of advertisers keen to promote their products in this area, this domain will deliver a great moneyspinner. There are so many different grants for different industries, there's a real need for a website to bring all this information together and with an average CPC of $4.21 for advertisers, it doesn't take much to start ratcheting up a great return on investment.

    Stripper.com.au. You don't looks for strippers in Westfield. No, you look online - well that's what 246,000 Australians did last month (broad local search for "stripper"). With so many geo-located "stripper" companies catering for buck's and hen's nights in their local area etc this domain name is crying out for a website to pull them all together and deliver the ultimate destination for these online searches. Or simply go through the list and sell it for a quick profit.

    TaxCalculator.com.au. This domain include a custom developed site with CMS and fresh unique content. With 27,000 EXACT monthly searches in Australia, this domain and website just needs a little push to hit that number one spot. And you don't need me to tell you what a lucrative industry tax related services is with CPCs currently running at $1.53 (and tripling following tax time).

    Bidding is underway right now, closing at Wed, 09 Jun 2010 15:00:00 AustralianEST, so to secure your chance of acquiring one of these premium .au domain names, check out our Domain Aftermarket Auctions right now:

    Domain Aftermarket Auctions | Netfleet - The .AU Aftermarket

    Disclosure
    I am lucky enough to have a name with a bid in the auction
     
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  2. netfleet

    netfleet Established Member

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    Just an update on this one - following great domains (with current bids) have met reserve so they will sell:

    Bollywood.com.au - Current Bid $2,001
    Shampoo.com.au - Current Bid $1,500
    MortgageBroking.com.au - $1,001
    Implants.com.au - $901
    Parks.com.au - $667

    Plus many more... AU Market is pumping (For example, last month Drop.com.au sold $50K of aftermarket domains through auctions (inc MothersDay.com.au for $7,500), Netfleet sold about $30K through straight listings and more than $50K was spent on expired domains
     
  3. snicksnack

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    domains would fetch a higher price if the .au domain space weren't so restricted.
     
  4. netfleet

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    Yep they probably would although it's not nearly as restricted as people think. You do need an Australian Business Number which is a hassle for o/s people but there are ways to do it (after all .de has a local requirement too).

    At least now you can park domains, eligibity requirements are relaxed and you can buy and sell. Big change from a few years back.
     
  5. netfleet

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    Just a reminder, guys - this auction ends in a little over 5 hours!

    Some great names, nearly all have hit reserve & bargains to be had. Some are developed, some have huge search volumes, others have great CPC. Many are fair dinkum 'category killers'

    Good luck!
     
  6. connections

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    Any one an Expert with .com.au domains?

    Hi all,

    I have been into domains for around 6 years, mostly .com/.info/.net ect ect Ive sold over 100 over the years... today I saw something interesting online in regards to .com.au domains and it got me thinking why cant I buy a few? As to date I own ZERO .com.au's and I am from Australia.

    I am a bit confused to the rules can you buy like 10 domains on the same ABN number or do you need different ABNs for different domains?

    I notice companies like OMG | Online Marketing Group have like 100s of premium .com.au domains via 1 ABN, I also ready about how this company started lol..

    I am looking at developing and SEOing these .com.au's..not just sitting on them...

    To start I want to buy like 5, and test the water..

    Any advice for me? Any one have some powerful insights into .com.au domains?

    thanks
     
  7. wootty

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    sent you a PM mate...

    Cheers
    wootty
     
  8. DnEbook

    DnEbook DataGlasses.Com ★★★★★★★★★★

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    No restrictions on amount of domains to my knowledge

    hey friend send me a pm and i will point you to all the correct places

    ......collingwood for the grand final !!!!
     
  9. Reppy

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    I'm unaware of restrictions, but then again I own just 3 .com.au's so maybe I'm yet to run into that problem.
     
  10. downundergirl

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    Congratulations to the Magpies :)


    ...Wondering if anyone here has been asked to provide info to the auDA regarding any of their .com.au's. I have under 100 but am constantly worrying about "losing them"
     
  11. Corey

    Corey ZAZU.com.au Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    ONYA dragons *w

    Cheers
    Corey
     
  12. netfleet

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    First ever non selective .AU aftermarket auction is underway and ends tomorrow:

    http://www.netfleet.com.au/index.php?a=auctions

    These will be running weekly with a max of 50 domains each week. Hopefully this will provide some much needed liquidity into the .AU market.

    What do you guys think? You think there will be enought demand to make these a success week in, week out?
     
  13. hjkou

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    International target markets

    What's the general consensus with ccTLD's and international markets? I'm thinking of opening up a new site for reviews/affiliate marketing, and I want to target the US (largest english speaking market).

    The problem is I can't find a gTLD domain anywhere near my niche that I would be happy with. I do however own a keyword .co and a keyword .com.au

    I feel the .com.au would be great, but I'm worried it won't index well nor appeal well to a US market. Right now I'm tossing up between the .co and a .com.au, with the main reason I haven't already gone with .co being I was worried people may see it as a typo/enter the wrong domain
     
  14. netfleet

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    Although I'm a big fan of .au, I have to admit that domain would struggle to rank in the US so if you really want to target that market you'd be better with a gTLD (or a .us maybe?)

    However targeting a market just because it's the biggest isn't necessarily the best reason.

    It's all about competition. There may be a market 1/2 the size with 1/10th the competition.

    Remember, page 1 on Google for a local search with a minor ccTLD will usually trump page 5 for a US search on a .com domain.
     
  15. DnEbook

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    .co before .com.au for the american market would be the way i would go
     
  16. netfleet

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    Big domain at auction at the moment.

    Hobart.com.au (capital of Tasmania) is currently at a high bid of $12,500 and auction ends on Tusday at 2pm.

    This is probably the best domain that has ever gone to auction in .AU since sales restrictions were lifted in 2008 so the result will say a lot about the market at the super-premium end
     
  17. Reppy

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    I agree. And I'm in Australia.

    I would go further and say .co before .com.au for the GLOBAL market. I use .com.au's if I'm marketing directly to Australians.
     
  18. just

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    I just recently registered awsm.com.au - any good?
     
  19. DnEbook

    DnEbook DataGlasses.Com ★★★★★★★★★★

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    drop over to dntrade/com/au to ask the aussies

    ---------- Post added at 08:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:53 PM ----------

    you are allowed to park them , or make simple one page blogs

    go the pies ! :]
     
  20. just

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    Thanks for the advice evirtual1. I'll check it out.
     
  21. netfleet

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    I have many times. Less so these days though.

    It's actually 'safer' to park them than do nothing with them. Monetisation is a legit resaon to hold the domain in auDA's eyes.

    If they are unresolved you may get challenged (usually due to someone else making a complaint because they want them for themselves) but you do have time to state your intentions and as long as your intentions include appropriate use then you will be OK.

    EG you have shoes.com.au.

    You have shoe ads all over it, you will not be questioned

    You have nothing on it, you may have a eligibility request. However if you just respond saying you plan to develop a site about shoes you'll be OK too.
     
  22. netfleet

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    Two bits of .AU news today:

    1) Poker.com.au just sold for $100K. Not bad considering online gambling banned in Australia

    2) Electricity.com.au dropping tomorrow. Could be a big one!
     
  23. barefoottech

    barefoottech Aussie MINISITE King VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I bet it could have gone even higher.
    Shocking that someone would let it drop.
     
  24. netfleet

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    To compare poker.ca sold for $400K a few months back. It has 50% higher population and total GDP and whilst online poker rooms are not allowed in Canada, you are allowed to advertise overseas poker rooms. You can't do either in Australia.

    Also expired domain Electricity.com.au just sold for $34K including GST on the drops today...
     
  25. DnEbook

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    did netfleet catch it , if so well done David !
     

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