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Rick Perry’s dot.com Problem

August 16, 2011Domaining, Domainnamewire, Expired Domains, rickperry.com, rickperry.orgComments Off on Rick Perry’s dot.com Problem

Republican presidential candidate could have easily gotten his .com domain name.

Rick PerryOver the weekend Texas governor Rick Perry confirmed what a lot of us already knew: he’s running for president in 2012.

Perry’s official web site is RickPerry.org, which makes sense.

But unfortunately for Perry, he doesn’t own RickPerry.com. Even more unfortunate is that he could have easily acquired the domain name last year.

As I wrote in May of 2010, the domain name RickPerry.com had expired. The domain name was previously owned by an outfit called “campaignweb”, which had forwarded the domain to RickPerry.org.

Someone from Rick Perry’s office viewed the story I wrote about the expired domain. Yet they didn’t do anything about it. Instead, someone from Mexico registered the domain name. According to a Domain Name Wire reader, the buyer paid $2,100 to get the domain name in an expired domain auction at NameJet.

The domain name currently doesn’t resolve, but you can bet a lot of traffic is hitting it.

Photo from RickPerry.org.


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