And more domain foolishness –

18 Oct

Following up on missing dropping, a bigger story: Dallas Cowboys re-think purchase.

A pretty bizarre story really. was up during the TRAFFIC live auction. One of their attorneys was a phone-in bidder, bidding ‘$275′ – the auctioneer assumed $275,000, whereas the attorney was thinking $275.00

This is a perfect follow up to the purchase, where the NBA team paid $50,000 for the domain.

Even more interesting is that supposedly has a TM. And supposedly is the first domain ever granted a TM.

So where do we go from here? The Dallas Cowboys are far more of a global brand than Bobcats will be. The domain gets an estimated 2,000+ visitors a day. And here they expect to pay $275.00 for it?

Oh you fools.

7 Responses to And more domain foolishness –


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October 18th, 2007 at 11:10 am

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Innocent Bystander

October 18th, 2007 at 12:15 pm gets well over 1M visitors per day…seems like 2000+ is a drop in the bucket that is hardly worth $250,000?!?!

You “domainers” have no clue about real business!



October 18th, 2007 at 3:26 pm

Talk about a drop in the bucket, $250,000 is a drop in the bucket to an organization like that.

1M visitors a day? I think not. They’re lucky if they see 1/10th of that.



October 18th, 2007 at 5:54 pm


1. Have the balls to use your real name and not hide behind an alias

2. 1 million visitors a day is pushing it. The point is how much traffic has. The point is (to many) is about the sports team. Most teams have their name as a domain – Dallas is one of the few that don’t.

3. You protect your brand. going to some other site dilutes it. We aren’t talking about an insignificant typo – 2000+ visitors a day is nothing to sneeze at.


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