L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58 Posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1357 times:
In an earlier topic somebody posted we where introduced to Mike Rowe, and youngster who has a side business designing websites.
He marketed those sites through his webpage www.mikerowesoft.com.
This ticked off Microsoft and they threatened to sue him for copyright infringement, after unsuccessfully offering him $10 for the rights to the web address. After rejecting this insult, they offered the name for $10,000.
Well the update is that he and Microsoft have reached and understanding. Microsoft is supposed to cover the cost of redirecting his site to a different address, set him up with some of those MCSE certifications and give him an X-box.
Sophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1174 times:
My brother has the domain budsbroiler.com. He's had inquiries from owner's of Bud's Broiler restaurants (a chain in New Orleans) and he told one if they could answer a list of 10 questions they could have it. They were all questions about the history of Bud's and they couldn't answer so he wouldn't let them have it. Then the next one he told them for $35,000 he'd sell it. He never heard back. The boy is obsessed with bud's broiler.