Republicans register Democrat Domain Names

People associated with the Republican National Committee (R.N.C.) is busy registering domain names such as and, having registered at least 25 similar names relating to Hillary Rodham Clinton reports the New York Times.”The day after Barack Obama won the Iowa caucuses, the R.N.C. snapped up at least 20 domains related to his candidacy,” further reports the Times. “Some of them may signal the party’s future strategy: and The party has also begun preemptively registering domains that could be used to attack John McCain, like,, and ( was taken.)”On the Democrat side, the “Party and the campaigns have shown little of the verve and creativity of the R.N.C. The Obama campaign registered in December. The Clinton campaign registered two days later, an apparent reference to Mr. Obama’s votes as a member of the Illinois legislature. The party has been focused more on the national convention, registering variations of in February, but so far apparently no domains related to Mr. McCain.”A list of domain names registered by the R.N.C. or registered using servers used by the committee in 2007 and 2008 are available on the New York Times story available at

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