It's 2019, so any political party that wants to reach the electorate is going to have a digital footprint of some kind. The bigger and better organised parties will invest heavily in a full digital strategy. This is not new. What's also not new is politicians, lobbyists and political activists setting up various websites that use domains that are a little misleading. Over … [Read more...] about Domains and the 2019 UK Elections
Nigel Farage's latest political vehicle The Brexit Party launched last week. However you'll notice that it's using a .org domain name. The exact match .com domain name was snapped up by a group of pro-EU campaigners: TheBrexitParty.com was registered with GoDaddy on October 26th 2018, while the domain Farage's party is using is TheBrexitParty.org which was … [Read more...] about New Brexit Party Misses Out on Domain
Former GoDaddy General Counsel Christine Jones announced that she was running for Congress earlier today. Jones sent out an email to her supporters earlier today making the announcement as well as publishing her first campaign video: https://youtu.be/dvK6VQkkqgc Jones will be seeking the Republican nomination for Arizona's Fifth Congressional District. Here's the … [Read more...] about Christine Jones Announces Congress Bid
I'm obviously fascinated by domain names, hosting and related topics, so I thought I'd do some digging into the current marriage equality referendum in Ireland. The country goes to the polls on May 22nd and a yes vote is being supported by all the Irish political parties. (Disclosure - I've also made it pretty clear where I stand on this and where my company stands) With … [Read more...] about Which Domains Are The Campaigners Using In the Marriage Equality Referendum?
While the squabble over .eco might not have vanished, it's not as "big" a news item this week..So how about .green?Neustar announced earlier today that the organisation running the .green bid has chosen them to run their backend if their bid is successful.Neustar already runs the registry backend services for .tel, .biz and several ccTLDs. … [Read more...] about Neustar and DotGreen
In the lead up to Nominet's AGM earlier this year I mentioned some of the squabbling.While we may have had a respite, it's now "open season" once again.The latest news is that some people are pushing a vote of no confidence in the current Nominet board and demanding that an EGM be called.What exactly happened?As usual trying to make sense of any debacles that breakout on the … [Read more...] about More Nominet Jigs and Reels