I might have been a little harsh in my response. I think she really could have gotten much more. Who knows, maybe even a new reserve for her Bobcats complete with ongoing funding for the future. $50,000? That's an insult to the domain industry, really it is. I'm hoping there was more to it than just the $50,000 price tag. Maybe she was able to work out additional financial support for her Bobcat and Lynx breeding activities?
Look at the history. They've expressed an interest since 2004. You couldn't ask for a better domain name than that. Let's see, $100,000 for each letter, that's $700,000 minimum asking price right there. ;)
Then you have "Bob" and "Cats". That's another $100,000 per word bringing the minimum asking price to $900,000. Then you have a major NBA team pursuing the purchase. That adds another "0" to everything. :)
Oh, don't get me wrong, I'd feel lucky too. But, if I had BobCats.com? That's like hitting the lottery!
Its a 302 redirect. I'm sure they are preparing the new site as it states they are launching a new marketing campaign now that they own bobcats.com. Just how much do you think that marketing campaign is going to cost?
I'd say this was the Domain Deal of this Decade so far. We have two more years to go. :)