President Obama & Governor Romney Using ccTLD
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Barack Obama Using Boliva ccTLD, Mitt Romney Using Trinidad & Tobago ccTLD

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If you follow US politics and the upcoming presidential election, you likely follow President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney on Twitter. To make the most use of the limited space on Twitter, most people use url shorteners, the Twitter default being T.CO.

One of the most popular url shorteners is Bitly, which is found at Bit.LY, with .LY being the ccTLD for the country of Libya. Both President Obama and Governor Romney previously used Bitly to shorten their urls. It appears that both candidates have come to the same conclusion with respect to using Libya’s ccTLD for their shortening, and they are both using unique ccTLD shorteners.

President Obama appears to prefer to use OFA.BO for his shortening, and Governor Romney appears to prefer Mi.TT. The .BO domain name is a ccTLD for the country of Bolivia, and the .TT domain name is the ccTLD for the country of Trinidad & Tobago.

Mi.TT appears to be registered to someone from Targeted Victory, a interactive advertising agency that appears to support Governor Romney’s presidential campaign. OFA.BO appears to be registered to the Democratic Party.

It’s neat to see the candidates using these ccTLD domain names so prominently.


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Comments (22)

    john

    they should use .US if they want a 2 character shortner

    October 20th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Agree, although probably much more expensive to purchase shorter US domain names.

      October 20th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    todd

    Great research Elliot. Only a true domain guy would catch that.

    October 20th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Brandt Hardin

    Romney is a rich pariah who simply can’t identify with ANY average American through his fog of lies, binders full of women and network of havened money. Smug comments only exemplify his elitism and show how out of touch he is. It’s time we tell Mitt he can’t buy this election! Read about the role of his money and his Magic Mormon Underwear are playing in the polls at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/mitt-romneys-magic-mormon-underwear.html

    October 20th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      John

      Welcome to the forum camrade Hardin.
      I am not surprised Obama is using Bolivia
      ccTLD. After all Bolivia is a great
      “progressive” country and it’s president is a great friend of Castro and Chavez

      October 24th, 2012 at 9:37 am

      john

      lol love it

      October 24th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Brian Gilbert

    Good find. I wonder if either party will apply for a gtld like .dnc or .rnc. I don’t recall seeing those on the gtld list, but that was more than 24 hours ago. : )

    October 20th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Jacek

    I am truly amazed how strong the link between .com and an average internet user who is an American, is. Across Europe we almost forgot about .com in favor of ccTLDs. .De, .Nl, .Co.uk, .Ru rule
    Americans can not even distinguish .com from .co (the Overstock case). How come?

    October 20th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Mark Kolb

    Identities and landing pages have been available @republicans.tel and @democrats.tel among other politically-centric domains.

    October 21st, 2012 at 7:05 am

      Elliot Silver

      I think there is a reason why those domain names were available to register, and it’s probably because they don’t make sense. Sorry.

      October 21st, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      patti

      www. ly.uk or www. xyz.tv might be understandable for programmers but in the domain buying and selling business in the future, I believe, when the mainstream catches on— ‘understandable’ domain names will be needed…..unless apps totally take over and then everyone will begin scanning fake and fraudulent little b& w mazes into their devices because no one will be able to distinguish the authentic ones from the phony, fake ones……

      October 21st, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      todd

      presidentialdebate2013.com makes no sense because the next presidential debate won’t happen until 2016.

      October 23rd, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    patti

    Did u ever “Read sleeping with the enemy?” Bill and I did.

    October 21st, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Nick

    In terms of “Presidential Domains” I’m kind of hedging my bets.

    LATTERDAYPRESIDENT.COM if Mit wins.

    MADAMVICEPRESIDENT.COM if Barack wins and switches out Hillary for Joe Biden.

    (note the “my current Vice President” reference in the last debate.)

    October 30th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Who do you think would be interested in buying those names?

      October 30th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Nick

      Perhaps the publisher of a book by either or both names.

      October 30th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    John

    You guys professional domainers are useless. You always say that there are still tons of good names available for registration and if someone registers a few domains your only advise is:
    “I think there is a reason why those domain names were available to register, and it’s probably because they don’t make sense”
    Thanks for your “help”

    October 30th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Elliot Silver

      LOL… I don’t think there are “tons” of good names available to register by hand. I barely hand register names. Maybe 5 a month tops. I buy names in the aftermarket almost exclusively.

      “You guys professional domainers are useless.”

      Useless in what way? Would you expect professional golfers to help you with your golf game? People seem to expect to have things handed to them and when they don’t get that, they complain. Sorry, I am a professional domain investor that offers free advice and insight on my blog. If you don’t like what I am saying, go elsewhere.

      October 30th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      Rob Martin

      Exactly. Could not have said it better myself.

      October 31st, 2012 at 11:57 am

      faysal el chamaa

      well said :)

      October 31st, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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