Members Of Canadian Band Sell Domain Name To US Political Group

Tea Party band members have announced they will sell their much-hyped Internet domain name, capitalizing on conservative U.S. political movement of the same name.

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Tea Party band members have announced they will sell their much-hyped Internet domain name, capitalizing on conservative US political movement of the same name. With coverage in the likes of BusinessWeek, Time and The Guardian, pundits say teaparty.com might fetch $1 million or more. The Ontario band has hired online domain-name brokerage Sedo, an acronym for Search Engine for Domain Offers. "We were floored by the worldwide press and interest in our domain name teaparty.com that soon followed the initial story in BusinessWeek," Stuart Chatwood, the band's bass player, said in a statement. "After being overwhelmed by the multiple offers that were arriving daily, we thought it was prudent to seek out the best brokerage to help represent the band." The Tea Party with its mix of rock, blues and global influences formed in 1990 with singer Jeff Martin, drummer Jeff Burrows and bassist Stuart Chatwood. In 1993, the group had purchased the domain name. Read the entire article at Windsorstar.com.

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    true_bacon22
    Oh come on, why the hell would you sell you're good name to this radicals! The less covereage they get the better.
    the_resistance
    they are selling the name of their website not their band. really its just a good idea and one awesome paycheck
    Pagan_Poetry
    I grew up on this band. They had some fantastic albums. I guess this is the final nail in the coffin, though. =[
    tonello
    true_bacon22 wrote: Oh come on, why the hell would you sell you're good name to this radicals! The less covereage they get the better.
    Ok, Mister 53%. Keep think calling us radicals, and we'll keep thinking you can't come up with a good argument outside of name calling.
    Pagan_Poetry
    JimBonJovi wrote: Pagan_Poetry wrote: I grew up on this band. They had some fantastic albums. I guess this is the final nail in the coffin, though. =[ Not at all. Jeff Martin is taking some time off of his new band "Jeff Martin 777" to go out on tour with Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Burrows for a few shows, thus the reformation of The Tea Party.
    Oh I had no idea. This is great! Thanks for the heads up. =]
    JimBonJovi
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: I grew up on this band. They had some fantastic albums. I guess this is the final nail in the coffin, though. =[
    Not at all. Jeff Martin is taking some time off of his new band "Jeff Martin 777" to go out on tour with Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Burrows for a few shows, thus the reformation of The Tea Party.