Debrief Staff | Contributing Writer | Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Has Donald Trump Set Up A Redirect From JebBush.com To His Own Campaign Website?

Has Donald Trump Set Up A Redirect From JebBush.com To His Own Campaign Website?

The Debrief: When it comes to running for President of the United States, surely, buying up all the domain names and URLs associated with your name is political campaigning 101

Ah Donald Trump, just when you think he couldn’t undermine the importance of the American presidential race any further or turn it into any more of a showcase of dirty politics, he goes ahead and trumps even your lowest expectations (sorry, not sorry).

In a rather savvy move Trump has somehow made sure that if you go to the website JebBush.com you will actually be redirected to the campaign website of current frontrunner, Donald Trump.

The Twitter rumour mill is suggesting that Jeb Bush’s team forgot to renew their domain and Trump bought it, but that’s unconfirmed. It’s not clear whether they ever in used the site. However, CNN did report last April that the domain name was on sale for $250,000.

So, while it’s unclear how this came about or who’s responsible but, what’s for sure, is if you’re trying to beat someone in the race to become the Republican nominee for President of the United States you should probably make sure you own all of the domain names which could possibly relate to your campaign.

The real Jeb Bush campaign site, Jeb2016.com, is alive and well but still…feels like a bit of a schoolboy error. Surely, when it comes to running for President, buying up all of the domain names associated with your name is political campaigning 101. 

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Tags: USA, US Election 2016