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Check Out Who Owns Presidential Candidate Domain Names

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I thought it would be interesting to see who owns the .com domain names of presidential candidates, so I did some research and the information is below. In addition, I thought it would also be interesting to use DomainTools to see who owned those domain names five years prior.

The real “fun” comes in when the nominees are chosen and years of speculation by, ahem, domain “investors” may or may not pay off. There have been thousands of “lottery ticket” domain names purchased for that rush. Someone apparently thinks there’s a chance for a Huntsman/Palin ticket and bought HuntsmanPalin.com. Good luck on that one.

Republican Candidates

MittRomney.com
– Now: Domains by Proxy (Used by Romney campaign)
– 2006: Romney Committee

HermanCain.com
– Now: Domains by Proxy (Used by Cain campaign)
– 2006: Company called ” T.H.E.” from Nebraska

RonPaul.com
– Now: Whois Privacy Services Pty Ltd (Ron Paul “Fan Site”)
– 2006: Pop Art LLC

NewtGingrich.com
– Now: POBox.org
– 2006: Gingrich Communications

RickPerry.com
– Now: Whois Privacy Services Pty Ltd
– 2006: CampaignWeb

MicheleBachmann.com
– Now: Michele Bachmann
– 2006: Business Architecture, Inc.

Democratic Candidates

BarackObama.com
– Now: Obama for America
– 2006: Obama 2010, Inc.

HillaryClinton.com (kidding)
– Now: Friends of Hillary
– 2006: Friends of Hillary


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.


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Comments (7)

    Mike

    Election domain, it may or may not be a good investment! 😉

    Interesting post.

    November 23rd, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Newcars.tv

    We just sold VoteForNewt.tv lasit week. it be interesting to see if they utilize it.

    November 23rd, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Dietmar

    Here in Germany you will be sued when registering a .de-domain with first name/last name by the guy/the girl who owns this name – and they win all the time, cause a name is a name is a name. No one should be allowed to register another ones name except his own. Never try to register a first name/last name domain of a famous american singer under the .de TLD.In former days I tried: it will cost you up to 2,500 bucks :-(

    November 25th, 2011 at 10:50 am

    VellyInterestink

    Very telling indeed.
    Usually only scamsters use Privacy Registrar Services.
    Perhaps if we considered all Politicians as SPAMMERS, our living conditions would improve.

    December 24th, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Nick

    Along the lines of Presidential domain names any thoughts on LATTERDAYPRESIDENT.COM ?

    February 26th, 2012 at 7:01 am

      Elliot Silver

      @ Nick

      No idea what that even means.

      February 26th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Nick

    It alludes to the Morman faith whose official name is

    The Church of J.C. (spelled out) of Latter Day Saints.

    February 26th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

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