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Have a FamousAthletesName.us - is this worth something?
He's the Michael Jordan of his sport in the US(and world)
ikkyu




msg:686508
 4:20 pm on Mar 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

When they made the .us domain available to anyone I got a bunch and basically sat on them, including a famous athlete who really is the Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods of his "sport"(most of us who do it do not consider it a sport, some consider it a crime, depends where you do it;). I haven't done anything with it, not even set up a parked page, been too busy with other things. He definitely has a .com, not sure about other TLD's.

Anyway, enough background - I want approach his people to see if they are interested in purchasing it from me. My question is what would be the best way to do it? How much is a .us in this case worth? I would be glad to get the market rate for it, but even a chance for me and my son to meet him would also be worth it. Any suggestions on how to look as professional as possible and not come off like some gold-digging fanboy?

 

LifeinAsia




msg:686509
 4:39 pm on Mar 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

You jumped in and registered a domain name of someone famous and you're worried about coming across like a gold digger?!

I suggest you do a search on the outcomes of the many cybersquatting lawsuits and then decide if it's worth the potential hassle to move forward with it.

nick_irvine




msg:686510
 4:52 pm on Mar 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

true...look at it this way:

1.You admire the guy and would like to meet him.
2.You never did anything with the domain.
3.Lot of legal hassels involved if its his name and he has got good lawyers working for him.

I would say approach him, gift him the domain and see if you can arrange to meet him. You will be infact doing the guy a favour by giving that domain to him and if he does return the favour by meeting you, what else could you ask for?

It would be a nice treat for your kid as well.

Regards
Nick

ikkyu




msg:686511
 4:54 pm on Mar 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Maybe you have a point, I admit I got caught up in the land rush that happened and I typed in the name, and hey I got it(we all were a newb once - right?). Haven't made a red cent off of it, haven't done *anything* with it. Actually I've lost money on it paying for the fees.

The situation is what it is, I'm asking what is the best way to resolve it.

monek




msg:686512
 10:22 pm on Mar 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Let it drop : \

davezan




msg:686513
 8:56 pm on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

Or give it to him, baby. (uh huh, uh huh...)

gamiziuk




msg:686514
 8:41 am on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

You could always sell posters and amazon books about the athlete until his lawyers come knocking on your door...
:p

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