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ARe Liberals Attempting to Buy up Website Addresses for GOP Candidates?
The Swing State Project ^ | January 13th, 2005 | Tim Tagaris

Posted on 01/13/2005 11:31:35 PM PST by Remember_Salamis

The following is from SwingStateProject.com, a liberal blog:

Post-Modern Political Warfare Posted by Tim Tagaris

Internet gamesmanship in the run-up to the race for Governor of Massachusettes in 2006:

Massachusetts Republicans have launched a pre-emptive strike against Democratic Attorney General Tom Reilly by snapping up online Internet addresses that would have been obvious picks for him if he decides to run for governor in 2006.

"Reilly has not yet said whether he will challenge Republican Gov. Mitt Romney in 2006. But if Reilly does run, it will be hard for him to use the Web sites reillyforgovernor.com, tomreillyforgovernor.com, reillyforgovernor2006.com and reillyforgovernor06.com."

A smart move is a smart move, regardless of what party is behind the tactic. Get ready to see increased political warfare on-line during the 2006 election cycle. Since most web campaigns begin with a simple URL, I can't think of a better place to start.

So, if you have a credit card handy and $7 you are willing to invest...

santorum06.com is available. santorum06.org is available. santorumforsenate.com is available. santorumforsenate.org is available. santorumforsenate2006.com is available. santorumforsenate2006.org is available.

Doesn't have to be Santorum; choose your race and knock yourself out. http://www.networksolutions.com can tell you if there are domains available.

If you buy any, for any Republican candidate, please email me to let me know.


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1 posted on 01/13/2005 11:31:36 PM PST by Remember_Salamis
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To: Remember_Salamis


The dirty trick party. Why not just stand up for what they believe and debate the issues?


2 posted on 01/13/2005 11:39:05 PM PST by msnimje
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To: msnimje
Aw, heck. It's a legit tactic. I've toyed with doing it for years. It's like gambling on the '09 Super Bowl -- if you're right, there's quite a payoff.

I'd take a chance on:

www.georgeallen2008.com .org

3 posted on 01/13/2005 11:46:24 PM PST by BroncosFan ("It's worse than a crime -- it's a mistake." -- Talleyrand.)
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To: BroncosFan

Actually, it's NOT a legal tactic. Courts have ruled that domain registrars can require a registrant to give up a domain that is purposely misleading if it uses a known company or personal name.

There are a number of celebrities who have sued over this, and I think that one of the main court cases came from one of the two major SAT prep companies having registered their own domain, as well as a domain for their competitor, and set up web sites for both. For their competitor's site, the had nothing but complaints about the training and service. The courts ruled that they had to give up the domain.

Most registrars have as one of their terms of service that you must give up the domain if they believe that the "fair use" of the domain name is not in good faith.

Mark


4 posted on 01/13/2005 11:54:48 PM PST by MarkL (That which does not kill me, has made the last mistake it will ever make!)
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To: MarkL

You only have to give up the name if there is a copyright on it.

Whitehouse.com is a porn site for god sakes.


5 posted on 01/13/2005 11:57:02 PM PST by Remember_Salamis (A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one!)
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To: Remember_Salamis

Stupidity, for us or them. Childish.


6 posted on 01/14/2005 12:01:09 AM PST by SoDak
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To: msnimje

Well...this IS what they believe in. I mean, what else do they have?


7 posted on 01/14/2005 12:18:34 AM PST by Sockdologer
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To: msnimje
Massachusetts Republicans have launched a pre-emptive strike against Democratic Attorney General Tom Reilly by snapping up online Internet addresses that would have been obvious picks for him if he decides to run for governor in 2006


I think it is the Republicans DOING this!
8 posted on 01/14/2005 12:29:22 AM PST by always paddle your own canoe (Love many, trust few)
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To: always paddle your own canoe
I think it is the Republicans DOING this!

Well that makes me very sad.

9 posted on 01/14/2005 12:48:52 AM PST by msnimje
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To: Remember_Salamis

In N.H., Democrat John Lynch defeated incumbent Republican governor Craig Benson in November. When I tried to find his site "craigbenson.com" (or something similar) just before the election, I found it was actually an ANTI-Benson site put up by the 'rats.


10 posted on 01/14/2005 1:48:55 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Remember_Salamis
ARe Liberals Attempting to Buy up Website Addresses for GOP Candidates?

Yes.
The Republicans would be doing it too - buying up the websites of potential democRAT candidates, that is.
Too bad there aren't any, eh?

11 posted on 01/14/2005 2:28:22 AM PST by ppaul
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To: ppaul

www.hillary2008.com seems to be free.


12 posted on 01/14/2005 3:07:14 AM PST by agere_contra
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