Back in October 2015, when there were more than 20 candidates active in the U.S. presidential race, we wrote about a number of cybersquatters making use of candidates’ names in URLs. Sixteen candidates have since dropped out of the race — and as of this writing, it’s now down to two Democrats and five Republicans.
And the cybersquatting continues . . .
Before Jeb Bush dropped out of the race this past weekend, Donald Trump’s campaign purchased a namesake domain of rival candidate Bush — Jebbush.com. Visitors to Jebbush.com are redirected www.donaldjtrump.com. It’s not the only place you’ll find redirects to the Trump campaign. Visit Presidentsanders.com and Hillaryclinton.net and you’ll experience the same thing. And, as the New York Daily News points out, hillaryclinton2016.com redirects to a faux “news” website resembling The Huffington Post that has an anti-Clinton slant.
In another update to our original post, tedcruzforamerica.com — which back in October redirected to the Human Rights Campaign — now takes visitors to a Government of Canada website that provides instructions on how to immigrate to Canada. (Cruz was born in Canada.)
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