Via Touchdown.org comes one of the more amusing attempts by a professional sports franchise to master the series of tubes that is the Internets.
Turns out, the Dallas Cowboys don't own Cowboys.com. So they went to an auctioning off of the name and put in a bid. They didn't quite understand how the whole process worked.
The domain name brought in a $275,000 bid from a phone-in bidder at the recent TRAFFIC domain live auction in Hollywood, Florida. The bidder had been earlier identified to be a representative from the Dallas Cowboys NFL team. An inside source confirmed with DomainNameNews that the deal began to fall apart over a misunderstanding with the bidder on what the bid of "275″ actually meant. It appears the bidder thought they were buying the domain for $275.00 rather than $275,000.
Yes, that will make a deal fall apart. This is what happens when you let Irvin handle your Internet business, Mr. Jones. Careful with those decimal points. Honestly, though: How out of it do you have to be to think Cowboys.com is going to cost $275? Does anybody on the Cowboys even have an email address?
Cowboys Fumble Cowboys.com Deal [Domain Name News]