A seven-figure offer was reportedly made for a portfolio of Australian domain names, under exclusive brokerage by Domain Guardians. Sydney.com.au is among the domains being offered as a package, which is being handled by Mike Robertson, formerly of Fabulous fame. News Limited of Australia states: “Mike Robertson [...] confirmed a local media company had made [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The government of Australia has decided to scrap plans for an Internet filtering system, that’d put the Great Firewall of China to shame. The plan – nicknamed “Cleanfeed” – was promoted by the Australian Christian Lobby and Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy. Cleanfeed would protect children from predators and exposure to adult-oriented material over the Internet; [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
DNForum – the top forum for domain professionals – can now boast the highest domain sale in recent memory, in a domainer forum. The domain name, FreeDrive.com and its associated content, has just been sold for $30,000 to a domain investor from Australia. In an era that looks down upon file-sharing web sites, such as [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Aussie domainer, Wayne, could not have been happier when he sold his domain name, organ.com in early June. Alas, the five figure sale did not materialize, as the buyer walked out of the deal and did not pay for the 17 year old domain. “Failed to settle“, said Wayne, who is now listing his organ [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Wayne, a domainer from Down Under, has announced the satisfactory sale of his premium domain, Organ.com Registered in 1995, organ.com was listed on Flippa for several days with a BIN of $70,000; the domain received a high bid of $35,000 and five bids. Among the comments left in that auction, some were characteristically uneducated, challenging [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
After a year plus of allowing the listing of blatant trademark violations at its marketplace, Flippa.com – the Australian auction house for domains and web sites – finally decided to utilize a filtering mechanism. The method of disallowing certain strings in domains was welcomed by DomainGang. So exactly how is it implemented these days? We [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
DomainGang is finally vindicated. For a year now we’ve been saying how Flippa.com – the Australian marketplace for auctioning domains and web sites – allowed particularly famous trademark violations to be listed. The examples we raised our concern about included Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Microsoft. According to the latest corporate blog post by Flippa, first [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Popular domain forum DNForum.com – voted top domain forum for 2011 – continues its firm practice of disallowing and closing down sales threads that offer trademark violations for sale. An example can be seen at this thread, where an obvious Google trademark domain was being offered for sale. The thread was closed with the notification [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A couple of days ago we received an email from a member of the Flippa.com staff. The email was promoting two auctions on Flippa, for the domain names Better.com and TheBe.st The message was personalized, in the sense that it included the whimsical statement: “…as far as we can tell, there’s no trademark violation in [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Back in September we broke the news of Australian investor Roland B. Bleyer who acquired the domain name CreditCard.net for an astonishing $138,000. The Australian investor and portal developer has managed to set another record – in Australia this time – with the acquisition of CreditCard.net.au Roland B. Bleyer, who operates financial product portals CreditCard.com.au [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
It’s the new year and it’s ridiculous that Flippa.com – the Australian domain auction platform – continues to allow obvious trademark violations on its marketplace. An example can be found here. Famous marks, like Apple’s iPhone are protected aggressively; Flippa maintains that unless the trademark holder complains, they won’t do anything. The problem is, once [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Due to a severe lack of quality control, the Australian aftermarket Flippa.com is fast becoming the junkyard where domain newbs pose as “developers” and opportunists attempt to sell worthless domains for thousands of dollars. Such is the case with this sales entry on Flippa: the seller of MadeInChina.xxx is asking for $595,000 for this “beauty”. [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.