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  1. Okay, I'm in. What form do you envisage the...

    Okay, I'm in.


    What form do you envisage the Roundtable taking, Andres?


    Do you plan to have a dedicated thread, here at Mobility, running for everyone to debate the issue in?....Or, do you...
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    Sticky: Bravo, Andres....Well said. :) ...To...

    Bravo, Andres....Well said. :)


    ...To paraphrase....'It was always about the marketing, stooooopid'


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  3. Or... Hit Prt Scr (print screen).....then,...

    Or...

    Hit Prt Scr (print screen).....then, select Paint....(select the area of the screen you want to screenshot).....then, hit 'Copy to'....Save.


    You get a jpeg of your screenshot.

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  4. Sticky: Not entirely a surprise on Flowers.mobi the way...

    Not entirely a surprise on Flowers.mobi the way things are - but, just terrible news for .mobi investors!......This kind of value destruction is systemic for .mobi - not market cyclical - with only...
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    Wits.mobi - Sold at $900

    Hi, peoples...

    Just reporting that I've completed the sale this week of Wits.mobi for $900 USD.


    Interestingly, the buyer was the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, apparently commonly...
  6. Don't think you have to worry that .mobi will be...

    Don't think you have to worry that .mobi will be shut down, ChinaMobi...

    When you have the infrastructure Affilias has - and you can amortise the registry costs across multiple extensions, as they...
  7. This kind of article is crap. Selective, Biased....

    This kind of article is crap. Selective, Biased. Narrow. Smelling of spite.


    All that article is saying is that, as a domainer investment - ie buying/parking/flipping - .mobi domains ain't rising...
  8. Good one, namelot.... :) .

    Good one, namelot.... :)

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  9. Nice find, Vik... ...Taking awhile, but...

    Nice find, Vik...

    ...Taking awhile, but they're slowly, but surely, getting it 'out there'.

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  10. Go the Aussies.... :) This is Gooood.... .

    Go the Aussies.... :)

    This is Gooood....

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  11. How about adding a 'Joker' section to Jokes.mobi,...

    How about adding a 'Joker' section to Jokes.mobi, Aron....?

    This could be a feature whereby 'Jokers' can upload a joke(s), directly to the site.....You could even offer a pic upload feature of the...
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    Sticky: Ahhhh....First time I've seen those numbers. ...

    Ahhhh....First time I've seen those numbers.


    Simple. Insolvent.


    The last figures I saw (posted at Mobility, in 2009, by gogo) indicated the outfit was probably solvent, based on the info...
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    HAHAHAHAHAHA..... rep for that, nombre...:) ...

    HAHAHAHAHAHA.....

    rep for that, nombre...:)



    EDIT...

    Ahhh....f**k it....I was on a typo....didn't read your OP properly, Pred....Duh!!
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    Forgive my ignorance here, folks....I'm really...

    Forgive my ignorance here, folks....I'm really confused...


    How is it that:


    http://xstream.mobi


    takes one to the porn site...
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    Sticky: Damn the time zones....just got this news...!! ...

    Damn the time zones....just got this news...!!


    My first thought is...


    Its not ownership of an organisation that usually really matters...

    ...Its the managers of the business on the...
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    Whatever development there was before the sale,...

    Whatever development there was before the sale, it seems the new owners wanted only the name...


    xstream.mobi seems to be a domain sales site now....And, incidentally, almost all .com names...
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    The Next 10 Online Trends...

    Nice, short, summary of current key Online Trends...


    Mobile Web
    SEO
    Social Media
    Online Retail
    Advertising
    Reputation Management
    Marketing
  18. Thanks for that, Jake... Useful comparison for...

    Thanks for that, Jake...

    Useful comparison for us non-techs...:)

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  19. Glad you recovered your domains, Max....Well...

    Glad you recovered your domains, Max....Well done...:)

    And, thanks for the advice re securing our domains.


    As for email...As you say, never use the free email services for any domain-related...
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    Fair enough. In the interests of sanity,...

    Fair enough.


    In the interests of sanity, then, I suggest next time we find ourselves posting, on opposite sides if this particular discussion (ie Dotmobi & their promotion efforts), we just say...
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    There are now heaps of .mobi sites with good...

    There are now heaps of .mobi sites with good content that mTLD could reference in a promotion campaign, to showcase .mobi - BOTH to illustrate how .mobi can be used - and, to encourage people to use...
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    The point is, bad things happen, when good men...

    The point is, bad things happen, when good men stay silent...

    The only chance to improve things is to continue to talk about them, try to get traction...try to move them on this.


    Just because...
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    Who says its 'painfully obvious'?...Not to me, it...

    Who says its 'painfully obvious'?...Not to me, it isn't.


    Brand usage would logically have grown with consistent brand awareness promotion all along, since 2007, imo...


    ....If they'd gone...
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    The question's still valid, Matt....Never been...

    The question's still valid, Matt....Never been answered.

    ...I'm not talking about million dollar Super Bowl Ad spends - I'm talking about inexpensive Social Media campaigns etc - that get results...
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    Yup, it does. And, one of the things that...

    Yup, it does.


    And, one of the things that excites me about this is that music is, of course, one of the largest of all global markets....with young people a central part of that...


    With...
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    GOOD KEYWORD DOMAINS FOR SALE

    Price: All domains: $30 ea (unless otherwise noted)

    Registrar: Godaddy - immediate push

    Expiry: As noted

    Payment: Paypal

    Post, or PM
  27. I just got hit for $13.16 per .mobi domain at...

    I just got hit for $13.16 per .mobi domain at GoDaddy, when domains renewed using their Auto Renew feature.


    BEWARE: One thing I found out about their Auto Renew system:

    If you have Auto Renew...
  28. Tell you what, Andres... Mobility will be...

    Tell you what, Andres...


    Mobility will be worth a lot more if/when it becomes the centre of the universe for the 'how/to' of commercialising all facets of the 'mobile opportunity'....regardless...
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    ONE OF OUR OWN SHOWS HOW ITS DONE ...

    Costa Roussos is one of our very own - He's the owner of Music.mobi (many will remember the battle he had to get that name!) - and, he's showing how it can be done, imo...


    His campaign is not...
  30. Andres is right....doesn't stop - or catch - the...

    Andres is right....doesn't stop - or catch - the SOB...


    Have this problem, from time to time, at a very large Forum I'm an Admin on...


    Problem with blocking an IP range is that it also...
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    It just required a reading of multiple posts by...

    It just required a reading of multiple posts by Mobility members, from mid 2008 onwards (including the feedback from us after the Webinars) for mTLD to pick up what was really happening with .mobi -...
  32. Very sorry to hear this, Max...I Hope you get it...

    Very sorry to hear this, Max...I Hope you get it sorted quickly.


    Anyone know how a GD account can be hacked?....So, we can take preventive measures?

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    Andres, acc, dakna....Very good points. .

    Andres, acc, dakna....Very good points.

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    Not for their 'Premium' names, they didn't...!! ...

    Not for their 'Premium' names, they didn't...!!


    So....we have the absurd situation where the domains Dotmobi, themselves, deem to be the VERY best domains....and the ones they want to be...
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    Not me... My apologies, folks....!!!...A...

    Not me...


    My apologies, folks....!!!...A typo...


    I got that $100 final offer for SHOW (dot) mobi - singular, not plural. I don't own the plural.

    I paid $7,000 for it.
  36. I do hope that's the future, Scandi...just a bit...

    I do hope that's the future, Scandi...just a bit sceptical...

    ...Too much money to be made in APPS, I reckon, for probs not to be solved.

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    Agreed, Pred... This past week alone, I got:...

    Agreed, Pred...


    This past week alone, I got:


    - $1100 'final offer' offer for Finance (dot) mobi !!

    - $1000 'final offer' for Computers (dot) mobi !!
  38. I wonder if APP platforms will eventually morph...

    I wonder if APP platforms will eventually morph into a kind of 'all systems compatibility' format - and be transferable between providers etc - for exactly the reasons outlined above?


    Market...
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    I've got a feeling the current site on Vuzu.mobi...

    I've got a feeling the current site on Vuzu.mobi is prob brand new (new owners only just got the domain)....

    ...would explain why it has no decent ranking yet.


    The end user was buying their...
  40. Interesting issue... I agree the issue is...

    Interesting issue...


    I agree the issue is Mobile websites v. Apps on mobile - rather than a .mobi issue, per se.


    There's no doubt Apps are here to stay - and, massively popular....I doubt...
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    Looks like it... The fact it was a reported...

    Looks like it...

    The fact it was a reported sale on Great Domains this week + Andres' & CD's posted links about it + the fact it was last transferred on Jan 6, 2010 (tho its on privacy), says the...
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    VUZU.mobi - Sold at $6,097...

    Reporting an interesting LLLL.mobi sale, folks.... :)


    VUZU.mobi - sold for $6,097 at Great Domains this week...


    Its a well developed iPhone optimized video site.


    www.vuzu.mobi
  43. Sounds like he's a legit investor...Perhaps it'd...

    Sounds like he's a legit investor...Perhaps it'd be wiser to offer for sale only names that've been transferred into one's possession....Saves this kind of misunderstanding.


    Snapnames can offer...
  44. :D :D Exactly. This is very bad...

    :D :D




    Exactly.


    This is very bad practice by Snapnames, imo...
  45. Well, in my book, that's seriously shady....He...

    Well, in my book, that's seriously shady....He doesn't own the names, if he hasn't paid for them.

    Imagine the vulnerable position of someone that pays him cash for a name that he doesn't...
  46. This bloke emails me almost everyday, hawking...

    This bloke emails me almost everyday, hawking large lists of names, too...


    It looks to me like he's bidding on names to win a Snap auction - then, trying to quickly get a deal from others (via...
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    Good one, dag...and, nice news...:) .

    Good one, dag...and, nice news...:)

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  48. Coupon.mobi Sold: $7,754 & Betting.mobi Sold: $4,100

    Been referenced elsewhere, I think, but, two sales reported in DNJournal this week:


    Coupon.mobi - $7,754

    Betting.mobi: $4,100

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  49. Sticky: I've seen your PM - Many thanks for that,...

    I've seen your PM - Many thanks for that, Coast....

    Apologies for tardiness...I'll get back to you very soon....:)

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  50. Sticky: Good business concepts are the key, gogo....and,...

    Good business concepts are the key, gogo....and, they can come before - or after - you get the domain, imo.

    ...But, whatever concepts you go with, for success, you need to be really interested in...
  51. Sticky: No....and, yes(ish)...MJ. First, the price I...

    No....and, yes(ish)...MJ.


    First, the price I paid for those domains was (then) market price....I can handle prices of raw prime assets going up, or down. That's business. (and, I was never going...
  52. Sticky: Andy....Its okay for you. You're a friggin' tech...

    Andy....Its okay for you. You're a friggin' tech genius.....Most of the rest of us, ain't.


    It always makes me laugh when I read posts by the people with terrific tech/development skills...
  53. Too right, mate... As one that's Irish born 'n...

    Too right, mate...

    As one that's Irish born 'n bred, I'll attest to that.


    But, they're doing it very tough in Ireland, these days.



    Rankings like this are comparative, and relative,...
  54. Sticky: Yup, I agree......the iPhone was the...

    Yup, I agree......the iPhone was the game-changer...

    ...'Default' .mobi died the day iPhone arrived, and, Dotmobi failed to respond.





    Yup. It wasn't that Dotmobi weren't alerted to the...
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    Amazing...Prob an end user? Just goes to show,...

    Amazing...Prob an end user?

    Just goes to show, only domainers, really, would even think to check, say, WHOis for current status/owner. Expensive gap in the buyer's knowledge...


    Very smart,...
  56. This kind of thing is like manna from heaven to a...

    This kind of thing is like manna from heaven to a non-tech guy like me, Andy...:)


    Great work - and, glad its such a success...It deserves to be!

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  57. Sticky: Gary, I'm ****** off.....But, as of now, I'm...

    Gary, I'm ****** off.....But, as of now, I'm still with .mobi, too - for the long haul.


    I didn't mean to disparage you, personally, with that post. And, I respect that you choose to lead a...
  58. Sticky: Indeed, we've all made our own choices, dag. And,...

    Indeed, we've all made our own choices, dag. And, we live with the consequences. Fair enough.

    But, we make decisions based on information provided. If that information turns out to mislead the...
  59. Sticky: Agreed. 'Grateful'...?!? - These guys...

    Agreed.



    'Grateful'...?!?


    - These guys have blown the single greatest opportunity in global business, since IBM declared the PC had no future back in the early '80's (opinion);
  60. Interesting figures, Andres...disappointing, but,...

    Interesting figures, Andres...disappointing, but, perhaps not all that surprising.


    IF Dotmobi do anything to promote the IDN .mobi brand in China, the sheer numbers coming on line in China...
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    Sticky: I agree with that. If enough people do that,...

    I agree with that.

    If enough people do that, then, over time, the .mobi awareness will grow, albeit slowly.....And, (to return to the OP's original question), dotmobi will have a future (again,...
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    Sticky: Coast...you're incorrigible....:D But, I hear...

    Coast...you're incorrigible....:D

    But, I hear you.

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    Sticky: Well, now, this is the interesting part of the...

    Well, now, this is the interesting part of the dilemma that I (and many others) are grappling with......I've spent the past few months, or so, refining my strategies & priorities.


    For what it's...
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    Sticky: Congrats on your 4000 posts, coast...:) ...

    Congrats on your 4000 posts, coast...:)


    About Spa.mobi...I agree with you...It has prospects, of course.


    Thousands of hours into building a major project?...We only have a finite amount of...
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    Sticky: Coast's point about hesitating to compete in the...

    Coast's point about hesitating to compete in the market with a .mobi, is really important, imo.


    The lack of confidence generated by multiple failures at the centre of the .mobi world (mTLD), has...
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    Sticky: When a disproportionately high % of the talented...

    When a disproportionately high % of the talented people in a small organisation, leave that outfit over a relatively short period of time, it always means trouble.


    Small/young organisations are...
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    Sticky: You've gotta be in it, to win it... All...

    You've gotta be in it, to win it...


    All along, these mTLD guys have barely been 'in it' - let alone doing what it takes to 'win it'.

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    I was so pleased to see a (reasonably) decent...

    I was so pleased to see a (reasonably) decent .mobi sale on the front page of Sedo, that I rushed straight to the Recent Sales thread part of the forum to post the good news...only to find you lot...
  69. When the penny drops that you can present your...

    When the penny drops that you can present your products/services/brands as a PC site on .mobi......just as fully & powerfully as you can on a .com

    Plus,

    You can market your .mobi version of...
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    Someone, somewhere, will break through with a...

    Someone, somewhere, will break through with a huge price, on a successful developed .mobi site, guys...


    It'll happen....

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    Anything's possible with Rick Schwartz &...

    Anything's possible with Rick Schwartz & domains…lol


    My guess is Rick developed Tickets.mobi ‘cos he had to - it was the deal on buying .mobi premiums…


    …BUT, having got a site up, I’d say...
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    Air New Zealand Uses airnz.mobi

    This may have been posted before, but ItalianDragon drew my attention to Air New Zealand using its .mobi...


    www.airnz.mobi


    Air New Zealand is the national airline of New Zealand, of...
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    Sedo crashed....???.....Can this be...

    Sedo crashed....???.....Can this be true....!??....AGAIN....!?!?


    Incompetent Idiots...


    The last time got some of us into a 4-month stoush, that only narrowly averted lengthy legal action,...
  74. ...Or....the traffic on this made-for-mobile site...

    ...Or....the traffic on this made-for-mobile site is vastly from PC's......not mobiles phones at all....?


    But, it does beg the question about just how useful a guide ready.mobi really is, at...
  75. GoLakes.mobi is a pretty & info-packed site,...

    GoLakes.mobi is a pretty & info-packed site, allright, Pred....


    One thing....This throws up an interesting point:


    How come this designed for mobile site gets on Page 1 of Google for highly...
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