I reported back in January that the owner of newspapers.com had put the domain name up for sale and was hoping to get as much as $1 million for it.
How did that turn out?
John Cribb, managing Director of Cribb, Greene & Associates, which tried to sell the name for newspapers.com owner Francis Diederich, tells Romenesko readers:
We received one six figure offer but it was not particularly close to what our client had in mind. He has elected to keep and develop newspapers.com.
The Madison, Wisconsin man’s site looks pretty much the way it did when the it went up for bid eight months ago, a bare-bones newspapers search directory. Diederich, who has owned newspapers.com since the mid-1990s, “turned down big money for it in the old days,” Cribb told me in January.