But she may not find it too funny. Republican NY State Assemblywoman Jane Corwin is running for Congress “because our nation is in crisis” on janecorwin.com but on janecorwin.org? She’s running “because she has a shitload of money” .
Evidently Ms. Corwin only registered dot com leaving the dot org open for a her opponent, Ian Murphy, to create, in his words “a more honest website”. By honest he means hilariously funny. The dot org version is an exact replica of the original but a few slogans and captions may have been changed. It’s drawn a lot of attention to the importance of domain owners registering all the major tlds and at the same time showing the perils of all the new tlds being released. While a few thousand dollars may not be a lot in the scope of a Congressional run, it’s just one more thing for someone to do and manage in a sea of today’s costly races.
If there’s any lesson to be learned from all this it’s if you are going to buy a domain for political reasons, make sure to especially secure the dot org.