Dtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1608 times:
It looks like www.utube.com is still for sale. And that's not a typo. We're not talking about YouTube, the video sharing site that Google purchased this week for $2.2 billion.
The other 'Tube belongs to Universal Tube and Rollerform Equipment Corp. And an owner of the Ohio-based tubing recycling company said the extra traffic from misdirected video searchers is slowing his site down. "It's a huge problem," Ralph Girkins said yesterday. "The guy who hosts my website can't handle [it]."
He said an offer made on behalf of YouTube for $1.3 million was "just too low". He said he's hoping for at least $3.4 million. And it's all for a name he probably bought for less than $200.
GuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2031 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1551 times:
Just yesterday I heard this guy on a radio news report saying how there is NO way they could sell their site.. they have some big show coming up and all the literature and documentation have already been printed up and they need the site to be up and working to make it all happen for their clients.
Now I hear he wants $3.4 million.
It all makes sense now!
I'd hold out for the $3.4 million.. that compared to the 1.2 billion the company was "worth" should be a drop in the bucket to them.
I just hope for his luck, that YOUtube doesn't get smart and just agree to pay for his bandwidth problems themselves, thus rendering his "must have"/customers cant get here claim useless.