Sep. 15, 2010 at 11:30 AM ET
BenQuayle.com has nothing to do with the candidacy of former Vice President Dan Quayle’s son, Ben, who is running for Congress in Arizona. Among the advertisers that have used the site is the Democratic National Committee, which promoted the accomplishments of President Obama, whom Ben Quayle has called history’s worst president.reportCoalition Against Domain Name Abuse
Campaign materials prominently display candidates’ names with the expectation that voters will remember those names, and the issues the candidates stand for, on Election Day. Domain names, when used properly, can also serve as valuable campaigning tools: a simple .COM or .ORG address featuring the candidate’s name is easy for voters to remember and reinforces the candidate’s identity."Candidates, Squatters and Gripers: A Primer on Political Cybersquatting and a Proposal for Reform,"
During last year's election, were you hoping to read-up on Barack Obama's abortion stance? Too bad, if you went to Obama ForPresident.com. It featured crossword puzzles and fantasy football rather than public-policy papers. Were you looking to volunteer for U.S. Senate candidate John Sununu? If you visited JohnSununu.com, it allowed you to sign up for a free online dating service but not to sign on to a political campaign. Did you want to help finance John McCain's bid for the presidency? During much of the 2008 campaign season, a contribution submitted through the official-looking JohnMcain.com would have supported a man in Houston, Texas, without one nickel funding McCain's run for the White House.Washington Postfound