Domain Wars: Campaigns Battle Over Online Real Estate

Oct 18, 2011 5:20pm

Two interesting campaign developments took place on Sept. 2.

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign spent $2,851 buying the rights to a series of domain names at GoDaddy.com, according to federal campaign filings.

And GoDaddy.com sold to unknown buyers Web addresses including stickittorick.com, rickperrynot.
Com, and buryperry.com, The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and T.W. Farnam reported today.

Maybe the events were unrelated; Romney campaign aides told the Post that they don’t own the domain names in question.

But just today, Romney’s campaign launched a new Perry Website with a vanity URL: careerpolitician.com.

On ABC’s “Top Line” today, Rucker updated us on this latest real estate battle in the campaign for 2012 — as oppo goes online.

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