Monday, November 22, 2010

Are you master of your domain? (No, because I own it.)

February 2015 Update: This list is out of date. It's missing, for example, most of my Clinton domains.

July 2012 Update: I just ordered a buttload of domains for the 2016 cycle.

Last August, before the midterm elections had even happened, I caught PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION FEVER and became so impatient that I bought 50 political website domains to get ready for 2012 and 2016.

These domains have two intended purposes:
1) To make fun of politicians.
2) To make money from politicians.

Some of them are a candidate's name plus a year and some are two candidates' last names put together in anticipation of possible national tickets. In 2004, a man named Kerry Edwards who owned the domain KERRYEDWARDS.COM was offered $150,000 for the domain, or at least that's the highest offer I know of.

I probably won't get the right combination though. The most obvious ones were taken. For example, everything I wanted that starts with Romney was taken. Romney, who is overwhelmingly competent, charismatic, and rich, is very likely to win the nomination. Fortunately if that happens I have plenty of autographed baseballs and books. Most of the less obvious ones were taken as well.

Not all of these are .com's, and many of them have hyphens in them. Will these scrub domains have been worth it? I don't know. That might depend on how high I can get search engines to rank them. Already the ones that start with Jindal are worthless for 2012 because of the Sherman statement he recently issued, though they're still valid for 2016.

A couple of them are deliberate typos that I think people might commonly make, like Bloomburg and Palenty.

Here's the list, alphabetized for your convenience:

ANDREW2016.COM
BACHMAN-2012.COM
BACHMANNBAYH.COM
BACHMANNBUSH.COM
BACHMANNDANIELS.COM
BACHMANNFORTUNO.COM
BACHMANNHUNTSMAN.COM
BACHMANNJINDAL.COM
BACHMANNMCDONNELL.COM
BACHMANNPAWLENTY.COM
BACHMANNROMNEY.COM
BACHMANNRUBIO.COM
BAYH2012.COM
BIDEN-CLINTON.COM
BIDENCLINTON.NET
BLOOMBURG2012.COM
BLOOMBURG2016.COM
BUSHBACHMANN.COM
BUSHBAYH.COM
BUSHBROWN.COM
BUSHCAIN.COM
BUSHFORTUNO.COM
BUSHMCDONNELL.COM
BUSHROMNEY.COM
BUSHTHUNE.COM
CAINBUSH.COM
CAINFORTUNO.COM
CAINJINDAL.COM
CAINTHUNE.COM
CHRISTIEBAYH.COM
CHRISTIEFORTUNO.COM
CHRISTIEHUCKABEE.COM
CHRISTIEHUNTSMAN.COM
CHRISTIETHUNE.COM
CLINTONBIDEN.COM
DANIELS-2012.COM
DANIELS-JINDAL.COM
DANIELSBUSH.COM
DEMINT2012.NET
GINGRICH-2012.NET
GINGRICHPOWELL.COM
HUCKABEE-DANIELS.COM
HUCKABEEBAYH.COM
HUNTSMAN2012.US
HUNTSMANFORTUNO.COM
HUNTSMANJINDEL.COM
JINDAL-2012.NET
JINDAL-BROWN.COM
JINDALPENCE.COM
JINDALROMNEY.COM
JINDALTHUNE.COM
JINDEL2012.COM
JOE2016.COM
KUCINICH2016.COM
MARTIN2016.COM
NADER2016.COM
OBAMA-CLINTON.NET
PAWLENTY-THUNE.COM
PAWLENTYBAYH.COM
PAWLENTYBUSH.COM
PAWLENTYCAIN.COM
PAWLENTYFORTUNO.COM
PENCE-2012.COM
PENCEBUSH.COM
PENCEDANIELS.COM
PENCEHUCKABEE.COM
PENCEROMNEY.COM
PENCERYAN.COM
PENCETHUNE.COM
PERRY-2012.COM
PERRYBUSH.COM
PERRYFORTUNO.COM
ROMNEYAYOTTE.NET
ROMNEYBAYH.COM
ROMNEYFORTUNO.COM
ROMNEYHUCKABEE.NET
ROMNEYPALENTY.COM
ROMNEYPAWLENTY.NET
ROMNEYPOWELL.COM
ROMNEYTHUNE.NET
RYAN-2012.COM
RYANBAYH.COM
RYANFORTUNO.COM
RYANJINDAL.COM
RYANPAWLENTY.COM
RYANROMNEY.COM
RYANTHUNE.COM
SANTORUM-2012.COM
SANTORUMRICE.COM
THUNE-HUCKABEE.COM
THUNE-PAWLENTY.COM
THUNE-ROMNEY.COM
THUNEBAYH.COM
THUNECAIN.COM
THUNEPAWLENTY.COM
THUNEROMNEY.NET


Update: More domains have been added to this list as I've acquired them.

The "Bush" doesn't refer to George W. Bush, of course, but to Jeb Bush. Though maybe the Republicans will rally H. W. to run and then get him to pick a terrifyingly conservative vice presidential candidate to later take over for him, who knows?

You may have noticed there's no Palin. I've been to enough Republican events to know how polarizing she is even within her own party. Her name usually gets a lot of boos when mentioned. I don't think she'll win the nomination. No, all my Palin money is wagered on her merely announcing her candidacy, at political futures investing site Intrade.com.

Most of these domains just have ads up right now, but I'll turn many of them into parody sites that make fun of these candidates. Ideally I'll piss somebody off enough that he'll want to pay me to hand his unofficial website over, but even if that doesn't happen, making fun of politicians for its own sake is good enough.

One of the exceptions is Martin2016.com, which I'd gladly donate to Martin O'Malley's campaign if he decided to run.

If you don't understand this picture, google "santorum."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Antiparticle Futures

Because of CERN's recent creation and sustenance of antimatter, I've been heavily investing in antiparticle futures.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I feel like a spell has been lifted. Or a weight. Something liftable. Interesting site updates to come soon.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

UHall

Looking forward to UHall, the club that is actually a giant moving van that drives around DC while you're inside it.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mike Pence

Rep. Mike Pence (R) is a lot nicer in person than he is in real life.

Science Club

If it weren't for the periodic table on the wall, I would be pretty skeptical that this place in Dupont is actually a Science Club.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Glorious, Holy, Gloryholious News

Just a reminder that I'm going to the official Republican results watch party at the Grand Hyatt with press credentials tonight so that I can take pictures of the faces of fat cats as they react to glorious, holy, gloryholious news. And also make some money from autographs.

Maybe they'll have some big celebrities there like Robert Davi and Stephen Baldwin!

Monday, November 1, 2010

No Shower November

Okay, okay, guys, fine. I'll participate in No Shower November.

At least it's better than Septum Piercing September. Not to mention Janital Piercing January.

Leg update: I always manage to pull the hamstring in my not-as-bad leg. Now I'm using the more recently cadaverized leg as my good leg. This kind of thing happens to me a lot.