Political cybersquatting for fun and profit

The Hill reports on the cyberissues facing candidates who haven’t secured their domain names (or their Twitter handles, for that matter).

“You’ve got to get your domain name registered early, long before you consider running for office,” said Kari Chisholm, a Democratic Web strategist based in Oregon. “If you don’t do that, it is inevitable that someone is going to grab the domain name and make your life difficult.”

Candidates with deep pockets can pry them away by writing a large check, but others are forced to use less memorable domain names.

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