According to an article appearing in 4029tv.com, Adam Dicker says he is the owner of Rams.com and he wants a minimum of $650,000 for the domain although the domain name Rams.com is up for sale with a Buy It Now (BIN) price of $1.8 Million dollars on Afternic.com.
According to Estibot.com Rams.com has a value of $119,000 and according to a screenshot it appears the domain was recently for sale for $650,000 but the price seems to have gone up:
Here is some interesting quotes from the 4029tv.com story:
“$650,000 is the minimum asking price,” said Adam Dicker, owner of the Web design company Digital Asset Management in Toronto.
I tried contacting the listed registrant for Rams.com on Wednesday. But according to the ICANN domain name registry, Rams.com was registered to a business with an address in England and phone number in Germany.
Nobody answered when I rang that number. Dicker explained that this was because he registered for the domain name privately, something you can do by paying a little extra.
Why did he want to remain anonymous?
“I get a lot of stupid inquires from people who want to buy domains for $500 or $1,000. So sometimes it’s easier to remain private,” he said.
That changed now that Rams.com could be a valuable commodity. Dicker changed the registration on ICANN Thursday to show his name, Toronto address and phone number as the registrant.
Dicker first registered the Rams.com site in 1995.
It has nothing to do with football — even though Dicker says he’s a Dallas Cowboys fan. (Canada’s team as well as America’s team? That makes this New York Giants fan feel nauseous.)
Dicker’s site is a place where people can go to find out facts about the mammals with the big curly horns.
“I’m big into animals. I watch a lot of Animal Planet,” Dicker said. He owns some other animal-themed sites as well, such as giraffes.com.
But Dicker is not just a fan of animals. He’s also an expert in domain name sales.
Dicker used to be a senior vice president with domain seller GoDaddy. He left in 2010 and was embroiled in a bit of a scandal at the company before that.
In 2008, he was accused of bidding against GoDaddy customers in auctions for expired domain names.
At the time, GoDaddy said that Dicker was not doing anything illegal. But the company wound up banning employees from future auctions in order to avoid conflicts of interest.
Dicker said he left GoDaddy on amicable terms. GoDaddy was not immediately available for comment to verify this.
But Dicker has remained a controversial figure in the domain name world. There are several industry blogs that have stories about employees and business partners accusing Dicker of deception and claiming that he owes them money.
“There is no credibility to these allegations,” Dicker said, adding that he has hired a lawyer to try and get some of the blog posts removed.
Still, it does make you wonder if the NFL’s Rams would want to negotiate with him given all these stories.””
After all, Dicker’s had the site for two decades and the NFL has yet to purchase it.
The league has gotten along just fine with stlouisrams.com as the official team site.
Plus, Dicker seems content to keep the site up as a tribute to the male sheep.
“I’m in no hurry,” Dicker said, adding that he last had contact with members of the Rams organization a few months ago. “If I sell it, I sell it.