Thursday, October 25, 2012

Holdout Update

In 2008, I did a post about MLB teams who didn't have control of urls with their own names. Only eight teams were left without [theirnickname].com.

Here's an update on those eight:

1. Twins. "" is still owned by D&D Miller, and is still "under construction."

2. Cardinals. "" is now resting securely in the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals.

3. Rockies. "" is still owned by The Rockies Tourism Authority.

4. Athletics. "" is now in the possession of the Oakland A's. ("" is some type of Spanish-language sports news site.)

5. Giants. "" still belongs to the New York football Giants.

6. Rangers. "" takes you to the home of Internet development company "Future Media Architects."

7. Rays. "" continues to be held onto by the stubborn folks at Seattle's "Ray's Boathouse." Stay strong, Ray.

8. Angels. The long standoff is over, as the Korean guy who was holding "" for many years must have finally caved to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Here's some old info about the case between the Angels and the guy.

So we're down to five. I can see D&D Miller, the Rockies Tourism folks, and maybe FMA caving at some point soon, as surely they're being offered hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ray's seems to be an established business and they probably are happy to have and don't want to give it up, though like most people, they could be had at the right price. But the Giants will never have, unless he NY Giants forget to renew one year or something.

Odd that neither the Texas rangers nor the NY Rangers have been able to wrestle that site name away. Unless, FMA is hoping for a bidding war between the two of them.

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