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Selling domain names in Australian dollars
Can it be done easily?
EX_S




msg:682053
 4:12 am on Jan 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

Here's the deal - I wish to sell gTLD's from my web site, but price them in Australian dollars.

Is there any way to do it without implementing online credit card processing of my own? Dotster's IR system would have been perfect, except that they won't accept foreign currencies.

Any suggestions? Woz? Anyone?

Added: I know I can add an affiliate link to inww.com.au, but their prices are horrendous (I'm targeting the budget end of the market). I would also prefer something that looks a little more "in-house". :)

 

Woz




msg:682054
 4:33 am on Jan 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

EX_S,

For clarification, by gTLD I assume you are talking com/net/org/biz/info etc and not .au? Based on that assumption, I am wondering why you would want to quote in Australian dollars. They way the Aussie dollar is at the moment will make your prices appear much more expensive. I would have though it would be better to quote in US knowing it will double when exchanged to AUD. Are you talking a large number of domains or just a few you want to offload?

Having said that, there are people here with more experience in selling domains than I so we should see what they have to say.

Onya
Woz

EX_S




msg:682055
 5:10 am on Jan 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

> For clarification, by gTLD I assume you are talking com/net/org/biz/info etc and not .au?

Yep that's right. Selling .au in the same way would be nice, but given that inww.com have a monopoly on .au domains, I don't think there are many options. :(

Most of my business is face to face, so using US currency wouldn't make much sense. I also don't want to charge one price for checque paying face-to-face customers, and a different one for web visitors. Expected volume is farly low.

As to why I want to sell domains, my core business is web design, but providing instant gratification to site visitors is a good way to hook customers onto the more profitable stuff. ;)

BTW Woz, thanks for that link to deleteddomains.com a while back - I managed to snap up a really good one!

Woz




msg:682056
 6:02 am on Jan 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

>deleteddomains.com ... I managed to snap up a really good one...

Hehe, it's quite a good site isn't it? Congrats on your snapping! I've gotten quite a few domains from there, infact some of my most successfull sites were a result of domains that were on that list. I even pride myself on snagging one domain yesterday before it hit the DD list... Any, enough mutual back slapping.....

So are the bulk of your prospects in AUS or Global? I should have asked that in the first place.

Onya
Woz

EX_S




msg:682057
 12:19 pm on Jan 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

> So are the bulk of your prospects in AUS or Global?

Mostly Australian.

BTW, I might add another reason for wanting Australian prices - the interaction of US currency and Australian GST would be real interesting...

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