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buying bunnyhug

So I’ve been thinking about putting together a web-based side project of some sort or another, and in a shout-out to my homies back in the Skatch, I decided to check out A little investigation revealed was taken by a Chicago band that apparently played a couple of gigs a few years ago and evaporated. If there ever was a web site at, is ain’t there now. So I emailed, thinking maybe they would sell.

They want sixty thousand dollars.

Now, maybe I’m naive, but I can’t think of any scenario where is worth sixty large to anyone. I can’t even imagine, in this age of search engines, it being worth $6000. I mean, it’s really not a great name unless you’re from Saskatchewan, and even then “great” is, let’s be honest, quite a stretch.

I’m not faulting them for wanting to keep the name. That’s cool. I wasn’t really expecting them to sell. Maybe they’re going to make a comeback or they’re working on an album or something and not having a web site is part of the plan. But I can’t help but wonder, is there still this kind of market for domain names? Are they really saying that if I only had $40,000 to offer, they wouldn’t sell? I dunno, but I snapped up You can have it for the discount price of $30,000.


  1. Liana wrote:

    That’s my uncle’s band. Hilarious.

    Friday, December 28, 2007 at 3:27 am | Permalink
  2. Cobra wrote:

    As the registrant of the domain in question, I would like to suggest that perhaps I would take $40,000.

    Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 7:13 pm | Permalink
  3. Pony wrote:

    Cobra is wrong. I get paid in pounds now, so 60k isn’t much, especially with the dollar being devalued. I think the new price would be more like 150 – 200k, US.

    Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 4:23 pm | Permalink