NFL  > Dallas Cowboys  > Jerry Jones can't win 'em all!
September 20, 2012, 01:50 PM
The fall of 2007 proved to be pretty busy time for Jerry Jones and his Dallas Cowboys. He was hashing out the seat licensing options to pay for the billion-dollar-plus stadium, predicting his Super Bowl would set attendance records and being declared by Forbes magazine as the most valuable sports franchise in the world.

That fall was also when a misunderstanding led to the Cowboys losing out on the coveted Cowboys.com domain name in an auction, which came back to haunt them this week when Cowboys.com launched as a gay and straight cowboys dating website after spending the past five years in hibernation. Yee-haw!

Despite being declared the most valuable team in the world, Jones and his organization was bucked off the domain bronco in 2007 because of a price misunderstanding during an auction for the domain.DomainNameNews reports a Dallas Cowboys representative had the winning bid of ???275??? in an auction for the domain in October 2007. But unknown to the winning bidder, that bid was in thousands and not singles.
September 20, 2012  02:27 PM ET

Oh, that's funny! Can you imagine the surprise of Cowboy fans visiting that site? Haha!

September 20, 2012  03:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Oh, that's funny! Can you imagine the surprise of Cowboy fans visiting that site? Haha!

It would have taken me all of .0000001 of a second to vamoose..............hahahaha

September 20, 2012  03:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Oh, that's funny! Can you imagine the surprise of Cowboy fans visiting that site? Haha!

talk about taking a wrong turn.

September 20, 2012  03:13 PM ET

Would be like walking into a bar on the wrong side of the street. Things would seem 'out of place'. LOL

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September 20, 2012  07:48 PM ET
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i've read about companie$ buying ''domain-names'' for about $5-million !..........~cough-it-up~ jerry !

he will turn his head and cough!

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September 20, 2012  09:05 PM ET
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lol,......i'm $urprised jerry hasn't ''ditched'' his toupe..........and painted GEICO on it ?!

I heard he has PaPa Johns written across his ****.

September 20, 2012  09:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Oh, that's funny! Can you imagine the surprise of Cowboy fans visiting that site? Haha!

I looked today... Laughed my **** off!

Glad I looked on my iPhone and not my work PC...

September 21, 2012  07:15 AM ET
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I looked today... Laughed my **** off! Glad I looked on my iPhone and not my work PC...

thanks for the 'heads up' O!!!

September 21, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Got to give credit to Jerry...

He knows how to make money...

Now, if he can just put a product on the field that is a playoff/superbowl team, all would be good in Dallas.

September 21, 2012  11:02 PM ET

This is too good to be true!

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September 22, 2012  10:47 AM ET

Supposedly the domain name will be up for bid in 5 years I think I heard and JJ will attempt to buy it then..but at that point, why?

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