Thursday, June 9, 2011

Boom! We've Got Your Domain Names!

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Self serving, sure, but I hope you don't miss my favorite part of this week's (excellent) issue: How the Tucson Weekly came to own a bunch of domain names that probably shouldn't have been available.

However, for some reason, there's a strange obsession among the current crop of candidates with using domains that end in "4Tucson.com" or "ForCouncil."

That seemed strange to me. After all, what's easier to look up: ReginaRomero.com, or VoteReginaRomero.com?

I assumed that the candidates' names as domains must have been taken. There's no way you'd buy a domain name for your campaign, but not purchase your own name at the same time, right?

Well, in the case of RonAsta.com, ShaunMcClusky.com, JenniferRawson.com, ReginaRomero.com and TylerVogt.com, those addresses were still available. The key word there is that they were available.

We decided to pick them up ourselves.

Type in any of those Web addresses, and you'll be redirected to the Weekly's coverage of the candidate in question. The candidates should consider themselves lucky that someone with malicious intents didn't buy 'em.

Side note: In case the reference made in the title of this post is too obscure, please enjoy this classic track by MC Luscious:

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