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Southafrica.com on the market
newzealand.com seems to have started the trend

 9:41 pm on May 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

As the dispute over the rights to the domain name southafrica.com rages on, the government is now looking at buying the internet address as a matter of principle, even if it costs millions of rands.

Business Day reports the communications department has started negotiating with US company Virtual Countries, which owns the name.


All interesting stuff, 1st NewZealand.com , now this, combined with a number of 5 and 6 figure domain name sales in 2003.

Interesting times ahead methinks




 10:23 am on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Very interesting! Hopefully this will do some good for domain name market.


 11:48 am on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

are the domains worth it?. i wonder if business.com has recovered it's $7 Million? :)


 12:17 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

With business.com 's PR of 8 im sure its doing something right.


 12:20 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

a lot more to a domain name than Google PageRank :)

as for the $7,5 Million for Business.com , well for once I will keep my thoughts to myself.

Without a doubt though 2003 has seen a number of 5 and 6 figure domain sales.

I am personally involved in three 5 figure domains, and one 6 figure domain.



 12:43 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Business.com, $#%^@, keeps outbidding us on secondary PPC. Once they get them there, they lay the Google AdWords on them hot and heavy. Yeah, Business.com is doing alright.


 5:44 am on May 7, 2003 (gmt 0)


You said you were involved in some 5 and 6 figure domains.
How do you get them that high? If someone makes an offer don't they start out real low. How high is too high? If you gave a high dollar amount they would just be scared away.
I am interested to see how this works? Your comments?

Thank you


 6:52 am on May 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

It all still depends on the "quality" of the domain name, all the 1s I am referring to arent't even .com or .net but instead are .co.uk domains.



 7:42 am on May 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Porkchop the domains that shak is talking about are the single keyword domains that mean so much example :

my company name is abc so abc would have a quite high value.

if abc sold widgets and widgets was massive industry then widgets.co.uk would be much better for me to own.


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