Jeb Bush's Domain Name Drama

The former Florida governor missed the chance to purchase several domain names.

“This was our original intent; you know, let’s educate people,” Phillips told ABC News. “Let’s try to encourage people to talk to each other about these sorts of things.”

Rick Katz, an attorney from Miami, bought Jebbush.us. But, luckily for Bush, Katz is eager to sell to the highest bidder. The former governor has yet to make the purchase and the site is still up for grabs.

Most potential candidates simply use their name as the URL for their personal site (see LindseyGraham.com, GeorgePataki.com and ScottWalker.com).

Bush, the two-term Florida governor who left office in 2007, isn’t alone in the domain drama.

Jeb Bush, 61, is working to modernize his digital presence, hiring controversial tweeter-young techie Ethan Czahor as his chief technology officer. And while he might be able to find an alternative site for Jeb Bush’s personal domain, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to do anything about the Jeb Bush websites that have already been purchased.

“Gripe sites and parody sites are protected forms of free speech,” said Josh Bourne, president of the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse.

“So unless the public figure has defensively registered key domain names before someone else snaps them up, there is often not much that can be done.”

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