What do Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina all have in common? Besides representing the Republican Party, that is?
Answer: They all famously neglected to register domain names to protect their personal brands.
TedCruz.com is a page urging users to support President Obama. AsaHutchinson.com redirects to a LGBT chat room and forum. And CarlyFiorina.org is a site dedicated to bashing the former CEO’s management of Hewlett-Packard.
With the upcoming 2016 presidential election, there are lessons to be learned about protecting your personal brand on the Internet. Taking a lead from Taylor Swift, who was swift enough (get it?) to register TaylorSwift.sucks before Katy Perry fans could, below are our most creative domain registration recommendations for some of the 2016 presidential hopefuls.
Just a thought, guys ...
Hillary ClintonFormer Secretary of State, former First Lady and (unofficial) Queen of the Pantsuit
Joe Biden Vice President of the United States, potential candidate, aviator sunglass connoisseur
Jim Webb Former Vietnam War hero and Secretary of the Navy
Martin O’MalleyFormer Governor of Maryland and Mayor of Baltimore, also plays in a Celtic rock band
Bernie SandersSenator of Vermont and self-proclaimed socialist
John KasichGovernor of Ohio who said: “If they like it, great. If they don’t like it, I’ll play more golf.”
Scott Walker Governor of Wisconsin, allergic to dogs
Chris ChristieGovernor of New Jersey with this online campaign slogan: “Telling it like it is”
Donald TrumpReal estate tycoon and reality TV star, (in)famous for his outrageous political remarks
Jeb BushTwo-term Governor of Florida, against raising taxes
Mike Huckabee Former Governor of Arkansas and former pastor
Ben Carson Neurosurgeon and political newcomer
Ted CruzSenator of Texas and Tea Party golden boy
Marco Rubio Senator of Florida, famous for his #Watergate incident
Rand PaulSenator of Kentucky, proponent of smaller government
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