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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-08-2010, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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How could someone be stupid enough to let the "Snowboard.com" URL go to shit?

I'm sure I'm not the only one here who used to be a member of the Snowboard.com forum. That name is fucking GOLD. Snowboard.com. That site probably got more visitors who ACCIDENTALLY stumbled upon it than hits from their registered members.

Snowboarding has never been more popular, yet the domain name is now a 404. WTF? Especially in this, a winter Olympics year, Snowboard.com is a dead link. How the hell did this happen? Why hasn't someone (with deep pockets) picked it up? I would, if I could afford it.

Not sure what my point was, other than that I wish I owned that domain name.

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does porn.com exist?
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I'm not getting a 404. It brings me to a login page for some "Malambi Fleet Managaer" thing...

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That is surprising. I'm sure the name is worth a good bit and that is why he is holding onto it. I'm sure it would take a pretty penny to buy.

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that site has been a fucking crap pile for almost 3 years now, and it was going down hill long before that. burry the fucker or let someone willing to work on it take it over.

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ill throw down $5

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ill throw down $5
No shit, though...that name is worth a boatload of money. I lost a domain name a couple of years ago which was more popular than I realized, but nowhere near so as snowboard.com...the company who acquired it wouldn't even begin talking to me unless I was willing to pony up nearly a thousand dollars. Snowboard.com is some douchebag's golden ticket. And he's probably too stupid to realize it.

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Don't know who the guy is that owns it.. but he's located in Whistler. Perhaps somebody up there has some business plans for it but it sure is wasting away atm

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Rick, the owner got something like a six figure offer for the domain name several years ago. Back in it's hey day. I think it was Burton, but it could have been any of the big boys. He held out thinking he had the golden parachute and would get a lot more for it if they developed the forum etc...

Of course reality hit, bottom fell out of the economy and last I heard he was lucky to get a 4 figure offer. I'm sure that is still rubbing him the wrong way and he probably thinks there is a six figure offer out there somewhere. I think bills are going to get paid and the site will come back before he loses control of it. Just a guess. It'd be nice if it would just die, but the damn thing is like Rasputin.
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Rick, the owner got something like a six figure offer for the domain name several years ago. Back in it's hey day. I think it was Burton, but it could have been any of the big boys. He held out thinking he had the golden parachute and would get a lot more for it if they developed the forum etc...

Of course reality hit, bottom fell out of the economy and last I heard he was lucky to get a 4 figure offer. I'm sure that is still rubbing him the wrong way and he probably thinks there is a six figure offer out there somewhere. I think bills are going to get paid and the site will come back before he loses control of it. Just a guess. It'd be nice if it would just die, but the damn thing is like Rasputin.
Well, that kind of explains the nasty attitude I got when I asked why the site was so dead! Seems like a few friends were trying to keep it alive, but any new visitor would have thought they stumbled into a private bachelor party. Def not a way to attract traffic...the site was probably blocked by search engine porn filters.
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