Well this is a strange one. Someone who claims to be a supporter of Paul Soglin, a Democratic Madison Mayor candidate, purchased a couple of domains with Soglin’s name in it saying he would donate them to the campaign. Then, it seems he had a change of heart and moved the price from free, to, uh – $30,000 each.
Why would he do this? Because he asked for a job interview in exchange for the domains, and without an interview, these free names suddenly got really expensive.
E-mails obtained by The Associated Press show Matt Dexter initially promised to donate the domain names to Soglin’s campaign. Then he asked for a job interview.
Soglin’s campaign manager Melissa Mulliken told Dexter in an email Monday that he was holding the website addresses “hostage” and she will not interview him as a “quid pro quo to get the domains.” (Source – Seattle Times)
So what are the names here? SoglinForGovernor.com and Soglin2018.com. IMHO these domains are certainly worth more than $0 but $30,000 seems crazy. Also if you want to get a job, trying to exchange domains for an interview is crafty idea…but you look pretty silly if you throw a tantrum if you don’t get your way. Now there’s an 100% chance they’ll never hire him and my guess is they are now a lot less interested in the domains since it means they’ll have to deal with this guy.
What do you think? Comment and let your voice be heard!