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June 2, 2000 5:40 AM   Subscribe

Not for sale at any price. A UK businessman has just turned down millions for the e-buy.com domain name and trademarks. Not sure I'd be able to resist an offer like that.
posted by Markb (5 comments total)

 
Though he does claim to be able to make more from running the business himself.
Doesn't this just give hope to all the squatters out there though, especially considering they upped the offer the first time he said no?
posted by Markb at 5:42 AM on June 2, 2000


It doesn't really matter to him. He gives his business a shot, doesn't work? ok, sell it for 20 mil the next year. whatever. If it works, well, he keeps the domain and makes money.
posted by tiaka at 9:03 AM on June 2, 2000


Looks like a nice guarantee. I have no problem with cybersquatting as long as it doesn't involve fucking over a trademark owner.
posted by dhartung at 11:06 AM on June 2, 2000


I can't believe a domain name with a hyphen could be worth that much.

Me: "There's this amazing site. You have to check it out"

Friend: "What's the URL?"

Me: "e 'hyphen' buy 'dot' com"
posted by lockecito at 2:32 PM on June 2, 2000


Hmm: e-hyphen-buy-dot-com maybe doesn't sound all that hot. But e-dash-buy-dot-com. That's got a ring to it!
posted by emmajane at 5:55 PM on June 2, 2000


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