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  • Dear Miami Beach: save yourself some trouble and don’t buy this domain

    1. BY - Feb 16, 2013
    2. Domain Sales
    3. 12 Comments

    City is apparently spending internal resources looking at a domain it shouldn’t bother with.

    Today’s Miami Herald reports about the domain name CityOfMiamiBeach.net.

    The article explains that the husband of a Miami Beach Commissioner is brokering the sale of the domain name.

    It goes on to discuss the city’s ethics rules and the problems of having a commissioner’s husband broker the sale. The broker said he’d hand negotiations over directly to the seller and forgo a commission if the city is interested.

    Apparently the city has expended some internal resources to look into the matter:

    City Attorney Jose Smith said his office “has been asked to look at all legal issues associated with the ownership and use of the domain name.”

    With a starting price of $5,000, the city shouldn’t waste any time on this domain. It’s not worth it.

    True, the .com version of this domain is listed on BuyDomains for $24,900. Even if the domain is worth that much, I wouldn’t pay near $5,000 for the .net. The .org is also listed on BuyDomains with a price of $3,500.

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