Sunday, June 19, 2011

Domain Name Hilarity

Earlier in the week, I was browsing a political discussion forum and someone had noticed that had a site up on it. However, it was not being run by Jon Huntsman, the former governor of Utah, or his political action committee. Instead, someone put up an image of a letter Huntsman sent to President Barack Obama, thanking him for appointing him ambassador to China. The background of the site makes it actually look like a love letter.

Huntsman is expected to announce his intentions to run for President of the United States and enter the Republican primary sometime next week.

This enforces my belief that if you even have a little fame or notoriety, you should buy up your full name as a domain name, even if you never use it. Former Mayor Bart Peterson made the same mistake in 2007, and it became an anti-Peterson site.

And it appears the folks at the Greg Ballard for Mayor re-election campaign aren't taking any chances either. As the Bart Lies site has noticed, and have been purchased. re-directs to Ballard's re-election site, while doesn't seem to go anywhere at the moment. Both are registered with the Indiana Republican Party.


  1. Ballard lies redirects you to his campaign site? Hmmm...don't know if I would do that if I were him.

  2. Actually directs you to her website.

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  4. If you dig deeper, is registered to no one officially connected to the campaign, the Indiana Democratic Party, or the Marion County Democratic Party. is registered to the Indiana Republican Party.

    I think there's a difference.

  5. Jon,

    I'm not sure your point. still directs the person to Melina Kennedy's website. ARe you saying some renegade individual did this? It sounds like the MK campaign was just more careful about getting caught.


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