Friday, January 17, 2014

Interesting Domain Name Registrations

Those familiar with domain name registration know about WHOIS, where one can query any web address and find out who the registered owner is.

I got to wondering, and found a couple of interesting web addresses that have been registered, but which do not have websites attached to them - yet.

HogsettforMayor.com is registered to Ross Wells, who LinkedIn shows works in Government Affairs for Frost, Brown, Todd here in Indy.  It was created on August 15, 2012.  Unless renewed, it is set to expire on August 15, 2014.

DeLaneyforMayor.com is held by Domains by Proxy, which provides private registration of domain names so that the true owner's name and contact information is not readily available.  The domain name was created on November 18, 2013.  DeLaney's Indiana House campaign site, EdDeLaney.org, is registered to a Denver Abernathy at Promethius Consulting, an IT and website design service company here in Indy.   That domain name was registered back in 2008, renewed for only a couple of months on November 25, 2013, and is currently set to expire on February 28, 2014.

ShortforMayor.com is held by Frank Short of Short Strategy Group.  It was created on November 15, 2013.  This registration, unless renewed, will expire on November 15, 2018.

Coincidences?

3 comments:

Indy Student said...

While domain names aren't as cheap as many think, they aren't an incredibly expensive item and anyone who has any notoriety should probably own their name .com or as close as they can get. Sometimes this can create some very unfortunate coincidences. If I remember correctly, Peterson didn't own BartPeterson.com and it became the domain of a critical anti-Peterson blog.

Had Enough Indy? said...

Domain names run about $10.

The timing of these registrations provide the coincidences. I doubt they are unfortunate coincidences.

Had Enough Indy? said...

plus the are all 'for mayor'....