Management for The Cranberries, most notably Timeless Music, has just pulled out of an unsuccessful bidding negotiation to acquire the fan-owned domain name “www.the-cranberries.com.”
The Cranberries Tape Trader, which is currently situated at www.the- cranberries.com, is owned by Quebecoise fan Danny Kronstrom. Kronstrom, who has operated the Tape Trader since 1996, began leasing the domain in early 2000, with the lease expiring this May.
The Official Cranberries Website currently functions under two domain names, both the original www.cranberries.ie (in operation since January 1998) and www.cranberries.com, which was signed over from Island last year, who had held the address since the mid-1990’s. The band’s website is owned and operated completely independently of their record company.
After negotiating for two weeks over an unspecified sum, Kronstrom declined the offer and renewed his lease for the next two years.
Source: Cranberries Tape Trader