It should have been a good morning for former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina. The 60 year-old Republican appeared on Good Morning America and announced her candidacy for President of the of the United States in 2016. Her goal? To use her tech-savvy, business-first vision for America to take on Hillary Clinton. Her domain name: CarlyforPresident.com
Just as the news hits the airwaves, a sour note for the nascent Fiorina campaign. Her team hadn’t secured the domain CarlyFiorina.org, allowing an internet user with an anti-Carly agenda to tell the world that Fiorina was to blame for thousands of layoffs during her tenure at HP.
The sad-face emotions scroll on and on. Not the message Fiorina was likely looking to project on her first day as a candidate.
We did some digging and found that Fiorina’s team could have done a much better job protecting her brand and name online. While some domains are registered by known GOP operatives, others are parked at hosting companies (CarlyFiorinaStore.com, CarlyFiorina.energy) or expired and waiting to be purchased (Carly-Fiorina.com).
Most egregiously, CarlyFiorina.GOP is still unregistered. It is listed as a “Premium” domain and requires the applicant to fill out a request form.
The .GOP domain is run under different rules than the standard .Net or .Com names:
“The Registry supports the sharing of diverse ideas over the Internet and intends for the online community to fully reflect the varying viewpoints and debates taking place in our community. While the Registry encourages the free flow of information, the Registry will strive to maintain a respectful and non-shocking environment, supportive of the Republican Party.”
The topic of defensive registration has already come up with Ted Cruz and the gay marriage law in Indiana. Defensive registration is the idea of registering those names that would be usable by opponents or detractors in an embarrassing way, or could be used by competitors with search to redirect legitimate traffic to another site.
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