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What's in a Domain Name?

Gingrich, Kaine, Huntsman, and others are having domain name troubles.

It's not easy for politicians to control their image on the Internet, especially when their own name could be their downfall. Here's a look at some pols who are having domain name trouble:

Tim Kaine

 

The Democratic National Committee chairman, who says he’s "increasingly likely" to run for Senate in Virginia, may have hit a digital road bump before his campaign has even started. Going to TimKaine.com currently redirects to the website of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who is a Republican. The Cuccinelli camp isn’t behind the redirect, though; the domain has been registered to conservative activist Matt Chancey since 2001. In fact, Cuccinelli is facing a similar issue. If web surfers go to KenCuccinelli.com, they’ll find an anti-Cuccinelli site that was set up during the Virginia AG campaign.

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