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Old 10-20-2007, 11:13 AM
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Dallas Cowboys Return Cowboys.com After Thinking The Price Was $275 Instead Of $275,000

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The domain name business is hot again, driving up the price of popular domains names, sometimes to ridiculous levels. However, it appears that no one briefed the Dallas Cowboys on what these types of things typically cost. The owner of the domain cowboys.com recently sold it in a domain auction, with the winning bid of $275,000 going to the Cowboys. Apparently, on receiving the invoice, the Dallas Cowboys are claiming that it was a mistake -- they thought the bid had been for $275, not $275,000 -- and therefore, they wish to cancel the sale. Of course, some people are suggesting that this is merely a cop out from a team that has a bit of buyer's remorse. It does seem a bit bizarre that anyone would think they could get such a domain for $275.
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:15 AM
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Re: Cowboys read price tag wrong on Cowboys.com

The Cowboys can't afford that?

lol, props to the guy/gal/people for getting that domain in the first place.
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:16 AM
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Re: Cowboys read price tag wrong on Cowboys.com

Murray Thibodeaux has had a roller coaster week. First, he “sold” his domain Cowboys.com to the Dallas Cowboys football team for $275,000 last week at the TRAFFIC auction. Then the Cowboys backed out of the deal (a big mistake). The domain was entered into the Moniker silent auction and sold for $370,000. The attention on the Cowboys football team backing out ended up increasing the value of the domain.

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Old 10-20-2007, 11:20 AM
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Re: Cowboys read price tag wrong on Cowboys.com

This is really bizarre, I find it difficult to believe Jerry was that, shall we say dumb???
Now it appears $275,000 was a real bargain price.
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Re: Cowboys read price tag wrong on Cowboys.com

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This is really bizarre, I find it difficult to believe Jerry was that, shall we say dumb???
Now it appears $275,000 was a real bargain price.
I have Gotham_Dark_Knight_is_really_really_great.com that they can have for the $275...
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Re: Cowboys read price tag wrong on Cowboys.com

How does somebody go about buying a domain name.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:38 PM
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How does somebody go about buying a domain name.
I dont really know. One of our geeky computer friends will have to explain it. This was done at an auction.
I found this info:

The domain was formerly used a site which sold western apparel and other items, as can be seen in the archive.org cache of the site. Although the Dallas Cowboys football team owns a trademark for the use of the word Cowboys, there are also several other companies and businesses operating under the “Cowboys” name. The domain is a generic word and it’s past usage shows that it can be used without infringement on any trademarks.
The Dallas Cowboys NFL football team currently uses the domain name DallasCowboys.com, but is likely losing a great deal of traffic to the shorter and more iconic Cowboys.com domain. The football team owners have also been working on building a new multi-million dollar stadium and the purchase was referred to by domainers as a very logical decision for the team. The shorter domain would be much easier to emblazon on uniforms, tickets, apparel, stadium graphics, tv ads, etc. The loss of this sale seems to be a major fumble by a potential “end-user” buyer to secure a “no brainer” asset for their business.
In this writers opinion, this buy seems to be a simple “hand-off” play that got botched big time. How much “yardage” will it cost the Dallas Cowboys in misdirected traffic when someone else buys it ?
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All in all, it appears to be a major boo-boo on the Cowboys part.
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Re: Cowboys read price tag wrong on Cowboys.com

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How does somebody go about buying a domain name.

what name would you like to buy?...they aren't all take expensive, until someone wants it really bad that is...
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what name would you like to buy?...they aren't all take expensive, until someone wants it really bad that is...
Probably not the GothamDarkKnight.isreallyreallygreat.com one.

How about Betteisagenius.com or Betteisthebabe.com

You can have them cheap, oh say, $150.
I need the dough. Herb forgot to give me my snack money for Little Debs.
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