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flip.uk - .UK Domain Auctions and Marketplace

Discussion in 'Domain Tools' started by lazarus, May 3, 2020.

  1. CatchDrop United Kingdom

    CatchDrop Active Member

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    My initial hope for Flip was somewhere to liquidate cheap domains quick and effectively so I listed them at £50 then £30 but I haven’t got round to trying the new £10 or £1 option because I’ve been to busy and it was a project I started a few weeks ago. Maybe something different to DL like a reverse auction would be good for selling and buying cheap names without it taking weeks and multiple attempts.
     
  2. Domain Forum

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  3. DJ Wood United Kingdom

    DJ Wood Active Member

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    I agree, I sold Floorplans.co.uk and made a nice little profit and a number of others.
     
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  4. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    This is very true. It has the members just not the recent catches. No doubt the buyers will go to the place where the domain is.
    It's the seller that is making this preference of selling elsewhere. Thinking that they would get more bids and in turn making more money.

    One thing for sure is flip is getting new members and new domains every day at an increasing rate so it's heading in the right direction.
     
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  5. DomainMagic

    DomainMagic Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    All of my catches last week are on my Flip marketplace account and listed for offers, do you mean listed for auction?
     
  6. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Yea, Auctions :)
    But you make a good point. The marketplace has grown very nicely lately . :)
     
  7. Scrat

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    I believe that flip.uk main challenge has been targeting the message right.
    Example: All Acorners know by now what flip.uk is and there is no such a high volume new members that come and join with the community every month. Some folks have been Acorn member from the time when Buffy the Vampire Slayer was running on the primetime on tv … so there is no reason why should you introduce yourself to the same people over and over and over again…

    flip-uk1.jpg



    Make it simple and focus on domainers expectations - they want to get the best domains, buy, sell, flip.

    @lazarus if you have such a great opportunity to show flip.uk add on acorn main first sections then I suggest you show the main reason (for typical profile Acorners) why people should go to your site - show domains | auctions, recently added, popular listing.

    * Popular listing = makes probably at least a few domain owners think that they are genius hackers if they make more clicks on their domain and direct traffic to get their domains free listed on Acorn homepage for FREEEEE ... but at least they are more motivated to share the link to your platform where their domains are listed.



    POSSIBLE SOLUTION:
    View attachment 2961
    flip 4.uk.png flip 6.uk.png

    NB! current design is just an example and printscreens not the final product!

    Best,
    Scrat
     
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  8. webber

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    Agree. It would be nice to see a tighter integration between acorn and flip.
    Both should win from it
     
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  9. LCHappy United Kingdom

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    The one thing that stops us bidding is that Denys is ruthless with shill bidders. The ones he has banned have found themselves on flip.uk

    Whether they did it or not isn't so much the point here and I don't want to get involved in that argument. Flip will have that image whereas Domainlore doesn't. I don't know how you overcome that but from our point of view, it's a negative for buying.

    I hope you don't shoot the messenger on this one :(

    LC
     
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  10. Admin

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    @super-whois - these things take time. I cannot see DL being used in the medium/long-term as there is now, finally, a much, much better offering
     
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  11. webber

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    You really can't expect such a level of scrutiny on a free platform. Maybe if you outsource it to the community, but then there are privacy concerns.
    Shill bidding is pointless on a platform that allows you to set any reserve price without charging for it.
    IP address could be displayed (partially masked) against every bid. And you might say ip can be changed, but a pattern would form.
    Domainlore is stuck in the 90s
     
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  12. Wortle United Kingdom

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    domainlore is dead in the water and that's only what its owner deserves
     
  13. super-whois United Kingdom

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    I've submitted some recent catches for auction, lets see the eyeballs rolling!
     
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  14. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    You have some crackers there! Plenty for the Showcase section!
     
  15. DomainMagic

    DomainMagic Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    I don't see them, have they not started yet?
     
  16. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Scheduled for today
     
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  17. DJ Wood United Kingdom

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    Looking forward to them going live and interested to see if they are no reserve auctions?
     
  18. super-whois United Kingdom

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    And the bidding has commenced. No reserves (other than the starting bid).
     
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  19. DomainMagic

    DomainMagic Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Ok I'm joining the party... added 4 of my recent catches to start tomorrow

    Lets get the flip auctions going :D
     
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  20. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hi, A few updates.

    2 Minutes are added to the auction for any bidding action, previously it was just for anti snipping and if the auction had a new high bidder.

    Notifications on the day (10:00am) of auctions finishing if you have bid on or have that specific auction in your wishlist
    Also if you add a Marketplace listing in your wishlist, You will be notified on the last day if it is sent to auction.

    I am also working on a notification 1 hour before the auction finishes for bidders or if you have it in your wishlist.

    I will rename the current wishlist to watchlist.
     
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  21. webber

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    Make it 5 or 10 in my opinion

    Also, it would be nice to have a simple marketplace import form where you can just paste a long list of domains like on Dan.com