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Media Man Talks Domain Names: Gambling.com, Poker.com.au,
by Greg Tingle - 7th January 2011
punters, entrepreneurs, gambling and casino tycoons,
journalists... one and all. Today we explore the world
of internet domain names. We look at both generic
and general domain names as well as those in the news
media, entertainment, adult and gambling sector. Media
give you the heads up on domain names so you can try
to make heads or tails of all the domain name news
and gossip currently going on down under in Australia
and everywhere else in the internet universe.
of this fuss about internet domain names. Well, your
reading about it on either Gambling911
or Media Man
Int, two very strong domain names and companies,
if there ever was.
week or so everyone's been buzzing about domain names
Gambling.com and now Poker.com.au So, just how good
are the names, how much is hype, speculative, and
how much is of substance and lets call it "real
big business", and will deliver profits and return
Says Gambling.com Is High Risk; Name Already Lost
Money In Past!...
internet domain name www.gambling.com, owned by a
Pommie casino group, is up for auction and it don't
Media Corporation, which would you believe paid a
massive $US20 million ($19.8 million) for the domain
in May of 2005 and earned a cool$US5.5 million from
advertising on the website a year later, hopes to
fetch more than $US10 million for the name.
domain name's depreciation in value is largely due
to a ban on internet gambling in the United States
in October 2006. In some other counties such as Australian
and New Zealand, some legal eagles talk of "grey
areas" (which are legally untested).
worth pointing out that for the record our Media
Man Int is primarily a media, publicity and internet
portal development company. We cover over a dozen
different vertical markets including news, political,
travel, lifestyle, technology, community, property,
entertainment, a wee tad of adult (and games... both
land based, video games and online).
well informed readers might have picked up on, many
industries are intertwined. Many brands such as Marvel
Entertainment, Sony, News Corporation and yes, Media
Man, have a number of business arms. Marvel has books,
comics, lunch boxes and super hero costumes. They
are pump out DVDs and even new release blockbuster
movies. And, who has not heard of Marvel slot games,
which can be found across the Media
Man website network. Companies such as PartyGaming,
Virgin, Playtech and Centrebet feature the branded
Marvel games. The games from Marvel are often featured
on website portals. See how it gets complicated. Back
to matters at hand, no, Marvel.com is not for sale,
nor is Marvel - they are owned by Disney. Yes, the
company famous for Mickey Mouse and friends.
sex and the internet go hand in hand, pardon the pun.
porn friendly nation of Germany is home of tech giant
and domain name firm, Sedo. It was Sedo in fact that
arranged for the sale of www.sex.com for a record
$US13 million last November and its now having a crack
and flogging gambling.com, pushed along with a big
of media buzz by Media
Man and Gambling911 we might add! An ambitious
reserve price of $US9 million has been set, but how
many genuine takers are out there in a financial climate
which is pretty depressed, or as they say in Australia,
up the shit.
actual word "gambling" is ranked No. 1 by
out friends at Google via searches and the gambling.com
site gets more than 300,000 hits each month which
is pretty impressive.
yes, a great name, but what's it worth? The market
will decide and your can bet your bottom dollar that
the Media Man network and Gambling911 newshounds will
be following up in hot pursuit.
Poker Domain Name Sells For $100,000; Good Or Bad
Value Compared To CasinoNewsMedia.com
attractive Poker.com.au domain sold for $100,000 less
that 24 hours ago, but experts are saying the price
tag was reduced thanks to complex online gambling
laws down under in Australia.
Aussie domain name market has continued to heat up
with Poker.com.au selling for $US100,000. However
some industry experts reckon the names value may have
been reduced because of Australia's restrictions on
released a decade or so ago "restricts"
the advertising of interactive gambling services in
Australia. David Nye, who runs domain name auction
house NetFleet, says the laws means Poker.com.au has
sold for considerably less than it would have otherwise.
is a Canadian equivalent, Poker.ca, that sold for
$400,000 last year. Now, Canada has one-and-a-half
times the population of Australia and that site commanded
a price much, much higher. One of the aspects involved
in all of this is the legislation, and the legislation
specifically prohibits the advertising of online interactive
gambling. In theory, you cannot have an Australian
website advertising these interactive gaming services,
and the fines are large."
current laws also state that it is illegal for any
online gambling site to offer services to Australians
located in the country...but the current law does
not make it a criminal act for Australians to engage
in these services.
Australian Government has even restated last year
that it would not lift the restrictions, despite a
Productivity Commission report recommending the restrictions
says that if interactive gambling advertising were
allowed in Australia, "you might see prices that
were worth 10 times the amount... the legislation
has obviously deflated the price".
poker domain name has been purchased by sports gambling
company 888, which operates various gambling - (poker,
casino and sports betting) websites internationally
and sports Shane Warne as an ambassador. So far, the
company hasn't used Poker.com.au for any new service
but the website states that "a seriously exciting
new poker revolution" is "coming soon".
points out that online gambling is one of the most
lucrative practices on the internet, and that continued
government opposition to liberalised gambling laws
will keep prices down.
is huge money in online poker. Some of these poker
rooms are bringing many thousands of dollars,"
he said on the record.
the Government hasn't budged from its position, with
communications senator Stephen Conroy saying last
year that the online aspects of the Interactive Gambling
Act 2001 wouldn't be changed, in fact going against
the Productivity Commission's recommendations.
Australian Government does not agree with the Productivity
Commission recommendation that the Australian Government
amend the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 to allow for
a liberalisation of online gambling, starting with
allowing the provision of online poker games to Australians.
The existing rules will continue to apply," the
senator went on record with last year.
Media Man Int
spokesperson said "The Australian government
needs to get up to speed with the rest of the world.
It reminds me a bit like the Wikileaks saga of which
Prime Minister Julia Gillard said was illegal, which
is complete B.S. The Australian punters and business
folks alike are sick of all the B.S and spin coming
from the government. The internet is a global industry.
Most domain names are dot coms. Most companies in
this space have a global presence, global marketing,
business and media plan. The world is their audience,
whether the founder or director of a companies is
a Canadian, American, Australian, South African, Indian
or New Zealand resident. It shouldn't matter. The
internet is global period, as so is online casino,
poker and sports betting. We even have a Casino
Legal section on our websites which cover off
on some of the legal and technical stuff, but its
all pretty complex, and the United States seems to
head up much of the confusion, followed by Europe.
Someone needs to help the Australian government get
with the 21st century".
get this...some have even called for even stricter
regulations on the industry. Australia's Independent
senator Nick Xenophon said in a submission to the
Productivity Commission that the recent arrival of
sites such as Betfair, which "allows for an expansion
of gambling by virtue of the product that is offered",
highlights the need for a more "comprehensive
Xenophon is currently not returning the calls of Media
switched on friend Nye advised the issue is timely
given the domain name industry is heating up and approaching
red hot, if not white hot levels.
other industry sectors, given Media Man covers basically
all of them, it was just last month that retain giant
Woolworths (also involved in gambling) purchased Hardware.com.au
for $33,000, and Nye expects Electricity.com.au...which
just came back on the market to sell for around
theory of relaxing these laws is that you're allowing
access to poker rooms, you're getting tax revenue
which could be in the realms of hundreds of millions
per year, and you can regulate the industry. This
is one of the most lucrative areas on the internet...
but the legislation means the price is lower than
it would have been overseas."
the record, Media
Man International is not currently looking to
sell any of their domain names in a portfolio which
spans over 25 names, many of which are gold and listed
on very high ranking website portals and measuring
sticks like Hitwise. Media Man has done media coverage
and b2b for firms such as Messages On Hold, PartyGaming,
Virgin, James Packer's Betfair and Crown, and also
Centrebet and Betezy, DGM Affiliates, and more! Oh,
readers, if you have what you think is a very attractive
offer you can let us know, but don't loose any sleep
if we don't get back to you overnight. Still, you
have to be in it to win it, so let us know what's
on your mind.
the time to research and learn games before placing
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Tingle is a special contributor for Gambling911
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