I received a Google Alert about an article in a publication called Mother Jones, and it seems like a domain investor may be running for US Congress in the state of Florida. Trey Radel is a Republican candidate running for office in Florida’s 19th Congressional District.
According to reports, he is or was a domain investor, and the reason this seems to have made news is that some of the domain names allegedly owned by his company are adult in nature. Here’s what the News Press had to say about the situation:
“Congressional candidate Trey Radel faces another round of web-related controversy following disclosure that a now-defunct company he owned purchased several sexually explicit website domain names.
The domain names, mostly in Spanish, included “casadelasputas.com” (whorehouse), “cojoble.com”, a slang term defined as a woman who does not look good but is good enough to sleep with, and “mamadita.com” (hot babe), according to documents from a historical search service provided via the website Domain Tools.“
Nobody is accusing Mr. Radel of posting adult content. However, people seem to be coming out against him for allegedly owning adult themed domain names. If owning adult related domain names can be problematic for someone running for office, I guess you can rule out almost all professional domain investors, myself included.
Pretty crappy to rule out an Internet entrepreneur because his company may have purchased adult-related domain names.
You can learn more about Mr. Radel on his campaign’s website. Of course, he smartly owns TreyRadel.com.