Why The ClintonEmail.com Story is Good for the Domain Industry
The unfolding story of Hillary Clinton’s emails, while Secretary of State, are proving to be a lesson in privacy and riveting the public to her story of personal use of electronically transmitted information. When Madam Ambassador Clinton became Sec. of State, she had a computer server placed in her home in Chappaqua , New York and started using @ClintonEmail.com addresses to make both personal and work related correspondence. While I don’t want to wade into the politically divisive issues on the topic, I can’t help but smile at the genius of those that advise her.
At issue are those things that we see as infringing on our freedoms and liberties. Does the NSA really store ALL transmitted information? It would appear not, since there would be records of Hillary’s emails that the political opposition could use to derail her Presidential aspirations.
With her placing a server in her home, she has made the claim that it is her private property and she can decide what to do with it. The statement, in my opinion, is a potential boon for the domain name industry. It brings international attention to the fact that Mrs. Clinton bought a domain name, set up a web server and connected to it in order to control what information she created and provided. She managed a domain name and in doing so, controlled her virtual destiny. While the media and public pay attention to this unfolding story, they will learn why a domain name and server are so important to any individual’s privacy and property.
Could domain names now become chic? Hillary might have just done for domain names what our industry has been trying to do for years; make them emotional and trendy.