Discussion in 'Forum News & Feedback' started by fish, Nov 5, 2010.
nice idea, glad it's just on the home page though (else it'd be v. annoying/distracting)
Might be worth running the domains at random if possible. I don't spend much time on the homepage however, I would certainly click through if i saw a domain of interest.
would a vertical scroller on side panel of each page be better??
Not sure if scrolling helps, why not just present the info but smaller so can be seen at a glance?
A domainlore style tabbed system would be dead easy and quick to use.
Please don't go down that route!
It's bad enough on the homepage, but I can't imagine how annoying it would be to have something moving out of the corner of your eye on every single page...
I'm just experimenting, it may not stay at all! so your views are welcome
Sorry, but the ticker is vile IMO, I'm just glad I use this bookmark to access AD http://www.acorndomains.co.uk/search.php?do=getnew & not the homepage.
Trouble is with Acorn Auctions (again IMO) is that people can list any old tat in there at stupid prices, so I kinda looked at it a few times and then never went back.... sorry
Unfortunately you're spot on. It's full of junk (just look at the list of names on the FP of Acorn Auctions right now and that leaps out at you), and that's a very hard position to get back from. DomainLore keeps things on a MUCH tighter rein thanks to requiring people to pay to play unless their name is obviously "premium".
I have to agree with Edwin and Ty - we looked at the acorn auction site but it is confusing, some very poor domains listed and no active auctions seem to be taking place. How many domains have sold there?
Its part of a wider missed opportunity IMHO.
Acorn has quite a few people who dont post as much or have stopped posting altogether. Even in terms of Nominet, they used to post direct Why was / is that?
The brains, motivation and funding is out there to produce a 'trade' or 'community' (depending on pov) product - that encompasses this type of thing.
I think a Domainlore style product should have been part of this forum. Over the years there has been several off the shelf style auction sites launched by members and acorn but they have never taken off.
£270,000 in sales in a year, I doubt any seller would begrudge 10% if it went into a formal association that would spend that on things that help .uk domainers in a clear and transparent manner.
Combined parking pages, shared legal knowhow, concise collective replies to consultations, out of the box PR (ie. edwins trade stands).
People are doing odds and sods themselves but combined and done properly....?
Separate names with a comma.