Dallas Cowboys Return Cowboys.com After Thinking The Price Was $275 Instead Of $275,000

from the false-start.--10-yard-penalty dept

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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  1. identicon
    Krz, 19 Oct 2007 @ 2:13pm

    Cletus was even more surprised that the owner wouldn't take food-stamps.

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  2. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 19 Oct 2007 @ 2:44pm

    275k is nothing to a team that pays millions to its players.

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  3. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 19 Oct 2007 @ 3:05pm

    I can just hear it now...

    "Uhh.. we thought the, uhh.. price was a typo and that the, uhh.. comma was supposed to be a period and the, uhh.. 3 zeros after it were actually supposed to be, uh.. 2 zeros."

    Hahahahahahaha

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  4. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 19 Oct 2007 @ 3:10pm

    We are talking about management for the Dallas Cowboys Football Team. This seems like a perfectly legitimate mistake to me. They signed T.O. didn't they?

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  5. identicon
    Jonathan, 19 Oct 2007 @ 3:17pm

    Backfired!

    Cowboys.com moved to silent auction and end up selling at $370,000

    Now, Dallas Cowboy will never get Cowboys.com for anything less than that!
    They may be able to get it for near cool $1,000,000 ;-)

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  6. identicon
    lizard, 19 Oct 2007 @ 3:19pm

    actually $275K is not a bad price, considering what some domains have gone for. they should rethink their rethinking of the purchase, quick before the price goes way the hell up.

    if i were to guess what cowboys.com would be worth, my first guess would be in the 7 figures, not 6.

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  7. identicon
    Michael G, 19 Oct 2007 @ 3:36pm

    Football sucks!

    I'll give them my url www.footballsucks.com for free.

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  8. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 19 Oct 2007 @ 4:08pm

    Re:

    I have to disagree on this one- lets be honest, $275,000 is a lot of money that can be out towards a lot of other things. Any person (or business) that considered $275k to be nothing needs to reevaluate its priorities.

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  9. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 19 Oct 2007 @ 4:15pm

    Re: Football sucks!

    So does your cheapass link site.

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  10. identicon
    Mike Mixer, 19 Oct 2007 @ 5:18pm

    funny

    275K isn't even booze money for Jerry Jones.

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  11. identicon
    RandomThoughts, 19 Oct 2007 @ 6:48pm

    I ran into the same problem when I bet a nickel on the Cubs. My bookie could't understand when I handed over five pennies.

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  12. Say What?

    Jerry Jones has no money problems, just another case of "buyers remorse". Nobody makes that kind of mistake.

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  13. identicon
    brodle, 22 Oct 2007 @ 9:00am

    They could never put cowboys info on it

    The moment someone tries to put Dallas Cowboys or NFL copyrighted material on a site they would get sued. They probably make more then $275k off a person in licensing costs.

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