You have to spend 100,000 to lose it. Who would do that?
I have had this site for years... I just dont do enough with it. I have just too many projects. I wish I had a partner or someone with a good plan to push it forward. It just needs some love. At one point I had 500 visitors a day and then my server got hacked, I moved offices, and started other projects. I am still working on too many things now. But I know that one day Atari.NET will rise again. I just sold ColecoVision.com and I owned the trademark for a while but thats in someone elses hands now. I own quite a few game related sites and with a little effort they could be great network of sites for gamers.
VideoGameAuctions.com (being worked on now)
VGDeals.com too but it mirrors to a friends site for now.
and of course Atari.NET too...I own even more sites but these are the game related ones
I couldnt spend $100,000 if I decided to outsource everything I wanted to do. Unless I was a sucker..which I aint.
One at a time is my goal...with anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand for each one.
defender - I think that $100,000 loss is at the hands of the true COPYRIGHT owners of ATARI (and anything ATARI, including the domain name).
It is just not worth the time or trouble. If you start doing something with it to market it, start making any money off of it, etc. then it will come to the attention of ATARI. As you have just had it sitting and not really developed into anything, it has not hit their "radar" as of yet.
Good Luck with whatever you do...maybe think about leasing it out as a marketing redirect tool to other gaming sites, including your own...JUST DON'T develop anything at the domain name itself. Sell it, lease it, rent it, whatever and just redirect the traffic to whoever's site.