Dear Miami Beach: save yourself some trouble and don’t buy this domain
Saturday, February 16th, 2013
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.