Back in 2007, the Dallas Cowboys enjoined in a domain name auction thinking that they had landed Cowboys.com for $275.00. When the auction called on them to ante up for their bid the Cowboys learned that the bid was $275,000.00 and not $275.00. Jerry Jones (owner of the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys) didn’t won’t to cough up that kind of cash and the domain name went back on the shelf.
Domain Name News reported the debacle back then:
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.
A group of domain investors later scooped it up in the silent auction for $370,000 where the domain laid pretty much dormant until last week. Monday morning a press release came through to GayPornGossip announcing the launch of Cowboys.com as a dating site geared toward “gay & straight dating people looking to find themselves a cowboy.”
“We are extremely excited to have decided on a direction for this property. Gay dating is a primary target for this website however, we will also serve the needs of straight daters as well. In understanding the traffic base, tens of thousands of visitors per month come to the website looking for a variety of things, dating is one of the most sought after searches. To finally be able to serve these visitors needs is a great opportunity,” – Darren Cleveland, President/CEO of City Advertising
The website is now open for business and free to subscribe and operates under the tagline “Find Yourself a Cowboy!”
So if you’re looking for a man to ride into the sunset with hurry on over and