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    sensible business economics?
    by Mueller ({mueller} {at} {syr.edu}) on Tuesday April 29 2003, @07:21PM (#11537)
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    Sure, if you can reverse-hijack the name for $15,000 why pay $500,000?

    However, an economic perspective would also lead one to wonder how much the price went up after the UDRP hijacking failed. After all, once the bidder has been declared a Reverse Domain Name Hijacker in public and the current registrant's legitimacy affirmed, the bidder's bargaining position is, shall we say, a bit weaker? The bidder has already signaled their lust for the name; and, after the challenge, wouldn't the registrant's offer price incorporate a desire to be compensated for legal costs, not to mention a bit of revenge-er, compensatory damages?

    Now I doubt that the change in offer price would be minor, no, not on the order of 10 or 15%.. Let's say it goes up by 50%. Or would it double?
    Either way, it's hard to see this as "sensible business economics."

    Contrast NZ Gov's piracy tactics with a quiet offer to buy the domain for $50,000 back a year ago, using a concealed identity. You think they wouldn't have taken it?

    Sensible business economics: if you want something, pay the market price for it.
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