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  1. admin Spain

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    After all the comments I want to keep the discussion going on the Premium section rules.

    It was mainly around bumping a thread when it's at auction outside of Acorn.

    So let's continue with this, what do people think:

    Premium Domains cannot be listed elsewhere for sale than the thread?
    If they are, what bumps are allowed?

    If they are at an offsite auction, can they be bumped each time a new bid is made?

    Let's find a balance that everyone is happy with and sell more premium domains!

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  3. retired_member13

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    My vote is that if the domain is being auctioned off site then it should be in the auctions section.

    There are loads of "premium" (£1k plus) names being sold on DL, Sedo and now Flippa that make over £1k, and if they were all posted and then bumped every time a bid was made then it'd take over the forum.
     
  4. wb United Kingdom

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    I agree with Ty, put any external sales into the auction section.

    One bump is acceptable near the auction end time but it is not necessary to keep bumping when a new bid is made.
     
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    Yup, I've nothing at all against a "one day to go" or "few hours left on this one" bumps - it's useful to get a reminder.
     
  6. websaway United Kingdom

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    Yes, I agree with the two posts so far.
     
  7. doodlebug United Kingdom

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    I think that anyone posting a domain for sale outside of Acorn should be greatful of a thread at all, I remember if people sell on here they make a donation to you, I have only had 1 decent sale on here in which I give you £35, I know it's not a lot but I do wonder how you're making money these days with most sales taking place on DL ??

    1 bump near the end is enough ;)
     
  8. admin Spain

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    I've only ever had a couple donations for sales made hear in the past 7 years, even £xxx,xxx sales have gone through without even a thank you!

    Running AD has never been about making money for me.

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  9. Blossom

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    But surely you're losing money for hosting and vBulletin?
     
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    I would expect with the executive accounts, the adverts and donations it is profitable. The point is its not about the money.
     
  11. doodlebug United Kingdom

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    Alan if you're happy then all is good :)

    It's nice to see that not everything in life is about money, keep it up and many thanks 8)
     
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    The premium section is a joke - if we're not allowed to slag off peoples ridculous valuations because everyone is entitled to price their domain how they wish - then that must mean any domain is potentialy a premium domain, because we're not allowed to say a domain is over valued - so the whole premium thing is pointless.
     
  13. Edwin

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    Thumbs up from me. Premium OR auction, but not both. Premium should be reserved for the prestige names that don't get immediately dumped out the back door on DL, Sedo or wherever.

    There should also be a parallel prohibition from turning a regular sales thread with offers, counter-offers, updates etc. into a "And now it's on DomainLore" (or wherever). That's smoke and mirrors. Either you're happy to sell the name on Acorn, or not. It's a cheap trick to use Acorn just to pump up a bit of pre-auction interest when you know ultimately you're going to be farming the name off to an auction site basically regardless of the level of interest on here.
     
  14. admin Spain

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    How do you expect anyone to sell anything if anyone can post their valuation opinion in a sales thread?

    And this "joke" resulted in 2 x £100k sales last year.

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  15. fish United Kingdom

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    Should there actually be a separate 'premium' thread? if so then why not tier them;

    Bronze £5k - £10k
    Silver £10k - £50k
    Gold £50k - £100k
    Platinum £100k+

    only joking :razz:
     
  16. Ashton United Kingdom

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    Ideally we would want the premium to consist of only the creme of the crop, hence the valuation should be done by a group (maybe the staff?), as opposed to the owners valuation.
     
  17. doodlebug United Kingdom

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    How about each domain entered for the premium section is put to vote by AD members ?
     
  18. doodlebug United Kingdom

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    Get a room ;)

    ps. Ty, I'm still wating for trains
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  19. wb United Kingdom

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    I think this is probably the best suggestion.

    Moderation for accepting domains into the premium section is generally good so I think it is best left to the discretion of admin/mods as for what actually goes in there.
     
  20. doodlebug United Kingdom

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    Lonely I'm so Lonely all on my own :p

    I reckon he drives a flash BMW and wears a big Rolex :mrgreen:

    I'm most jealous of bmxbikes
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  21. Edwin

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    One thought: how about having the Premium Domain threads auto-lock after the first post, if there's an appropriate plug-in? If that could leave the OP with the ability to edit but not bump their posts, that would then stop bumps and "cool domain"-type posts. And since by definition premium domains should "sell themselves" anyway, there's no need for more than that one initial post.
     
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