Imho, "I'm willing to" is not equal to "I will". I have to say I'm surprised that you'd post the entire private conversation publicly, plus state the domains and name the member you were in discussions with...
It is not very professional to display private emails of negotiations. Additionally, I do not see a contract made. The domain owner was obviously thinking out loud and being courteous to you. He never agreed to anything, though he did seem to kind of lead you on a bit. He did end up not wanting to do the auction which is his perogative.
I voted No..
I agree, no contract was entered into, that's why I'm not questioning legality. Just whether I am in the right or wrong to expect Bocanames to send the domain to auction based on this email conversation...
Wow that is rude, even worse than your anal.pro comment to mjs. I'm not gonna provide context, or argue points or otherwise get into a public debate of this. You had a very small window of opportunity to get the domain, but did not close the deal.
Would you be happier if I auctioned it off on these terms?.
Auction duration: 2 days, 14 seconds from posting.
Starting bid: $1000.
Minimum Increment: $34,000.
Or how about these terms:.
Auction duration: 1 second from posting.
Starting bid: $1.
Minimum Increment: $47,000.
I reserve the right to lower reserve if I see a reasonable bid by someone not named Campbell.
Edit: let it be clear I never agreed to post our private negotiations in a public forum. This is a formal request Andrew - act responsibly and remove it.
And I wonder why you omitted the emails where you were doing a bunch of name-calling and making accusations as I explained my positions?.
I don't believe there is a need for publicizing the details of prospective private deals between NP members. If you have an issue that you feel needs to be addressed, you're more than welcome to voice your concerns to the NP Staff in private. However, in this situation, there was no offer and acceptance, so therefore nothing was binding...