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Barbara Roe owns Bitterroot Bobcat and Lynx in Stevensville, Mont., and had the rights to the Web site name for 10 years. She says team officials began asking her in 2004 about buying the rights, but the early offer of a couple thousand dollars wasn't enough. Roe says they have agreed to pay about $50,000.
Ran across this on ESPN today fortunately they didn't give up for a couple of thousand that was offered earlier. I can't help to think she could of gotten more for the domain with interest from a motivated NBA team.
I think where she lives 50K will go a long ways.
I bet they viewed this domain as a "nice to have" but not something they were willing to dump a lot of money into. The owner must have finally realized that, and "settled" for 50k.
It might have helped for the seller to hire a domain pro to help negotiate the sale, and given up a percentage of the sale to that person.