June 21, 2004
by Nick Morgan
June 21, 2004 06:22 PM
Funny clip from a cybersquatting case:
[T]he Letzers offered to sell the domain name to Plaintiff for $3,920,000. . . . Plaintiff made a counteroffer of $25,000. Thereafter, negotations broke down.
(Garden of Life, Inc. v. Letzer, 2004 WL 1152866 (C.D. Cal. 2004))
Perhaps we ought to rethink our hopes that a multi-billion dollar corporation called "Blog De Novo" will emerge and buy us out for a pretty sum.
As Jerry Seinfeld might ask, "Are you master of your domain?"
This piece reminded me of the guy who asked a beautiful young lady if she would have sex with him for a $1 million. She answered, "Why yes". He then asked, "How about for $25.00?" Highly infuriated, she replied, "What do you think I am?" He retorted, "We've already decided that; we're merely haggling over the price." [Does any one know who deserves credit for this anecdote?]
I had heard the anecdote attributed to GBShaw, but I cannot verify that. In the version I heard, he was at a dinner party at which he posed the question to a very upper crust lady. The amounts involved differ slightly from your version, but I have no idea what the currency conversion rate might have been at the time at which this supposedly occurred.