Someone bought domains to donate to a Madison Mayor Candidate, then decided to charge $30k for them

Angry Guy

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? and 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!

Morgan Linton

Morgan Linton