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Domain speculators are "whack jobs," according to CNN's Cafferty

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Jack Cafferty
I happened to catch a story on CNN’s The Situation Room a couple of days ago about some Joe Biden-related domain names. Turns out that the domains www.biden08.com and www.joebiden2008.com are owned by Fallon O’Brien from Indiana. Apparently, O’Brien tried to sell the domain names to the Biden campaign, but they didn’t want to pay. From a campaign spokesman:

“We we not going to overpay for a domain. We already have one we’re quite happy with. That’s JoeBiden.com, and people find us just fine.”

What is O’Brien doing with these domains? He isn’t using them for any kind of negative ads about Biden, nor is he monetizing those pages. Instead, he’s simply redirecting them to his candidate of choice. Currently, that’s Mit Romney. (He used to send the traffic to the Barack Obama Web site, but he changed his mind on who he is supporting.)

The story ended and Wolf Blitzer sent the newscast back to Jack Cafferty who remarked:

“No shortage of whack jobs out there on cyberspace.”

I don’t disagree with the sentiment, there are a lot of whack jobs out there, but I really don’t think that a domain speculator who is supporting a presidential candidate qualifies.

Full transcript here