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There have been many estimates of the value of the social news website Digg.com recently, but has anyone thought to put a price on unofficial versions of mobile digg? Probably not. I recently wrote about seven mobile versions of digg and one of my favorites, Dugg.mobi is actually up for sale. The owner has listed the site for sale several places.
Between the two auction sites, we can piece together that the owner is looking for a price greater than $350 because he is hoping to purchase a new computer. My guess is somewhere near $1000.
The most interesting part of this sale is that the domain name is a Digg.com TOS violation. The site owner however, states that he "Notified digg, they don't care." and "One more thing, up to date, there have been no trademark issues with Digg in any way, we've offered the domain to Digg free of charge, and they turned it down."
It is also worth noting that the site includes adsense within the story listings. Does Digg really not care if people are making money from their feed? While it is currently only making around $1.00 per day, that could very well be more with increased traffic. The advertisements themselves are labeled as such, but are placed next an image in a fashion unallowed by Google. (shown below)
According to Google, "You can definitely place Google ads on pages containing images -- just make sure that the ads and images are not arranged in a way that could easily mislead or confuse your visitors."
With violations of the Digg TOS and Google Adsense policy, purchase of the site in its current state may be unwise. Even though there has been some activity, no bid worthy of sale has occurred. It would be safe to assume that the site is still up for sale depending on the offer, but no contact information was available in order to clarify.