Your question was: Web Hosting? Prostores or Godaddy?.
Lucky, but agree it's good to be nice.
Congrats on the sale...
Is this a moral story? Because the ending seems quite like it lol.
Anyway it's quite unbelievable that such things will happen because firstly, it's really hard to find someone nice these days, especially someone of high authority in a company.
Secondly, even if the manager/boss is really kind which really is quite impossible, he wouldn't wanna waste any extra time/effort offering more even if he's rich.
Thirdly, by offering double the price is already something that benefits the seller considering it's a TM domain, why would he still want to offer more when he understands that both parties will be happy. He's not doing a charity business.
Fourthly, why would he want to offer a HostGator instead of cash if he really want to reward you.
You really have found a gem I must say. Congrats!..
Glad to see this story has a happy ending. You got lucky and dealt with some nice people. Other companies would have said something like "You think we are going to pay you for our name?!" and tell you "to go ahead and send it over free of charge or they will come take it.".
Glad to see you made some money off of the deal and I hope you took the advertising (would have to be unsmart not to)..
You were just lucky - don't push it.
This is a typical man-bites-dog story..