Bracing for WikiLeaks, BofA Buys Nasty Domain Names

They're terrified someone will start blogs saying executives suck, blow
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2010 10:31 AM CST
Updated Dec 26, 2010 7:00 PM CST
In this April 21, 2008 file photo, a sign for a Bank of America branch is shown in Charlotte, N.C.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

(Newser) – Despite reports to the contrary, Bank of America hasn’t actually been confirmed as WikiLeaks’ next target, but it appears to think it is. The company has reportedly created a “war room” to brainstorm ways to minimize the damage, according to Fast Company. One of those methods? Buying up potentially damaging domain names, like “” and “”—even “”

The bank is aggressively buying "sucks" and "blows" domain names for many of its directors and senior executives, with hundreds registered on December 17 alone, according to Domain Name Wire. So here’s the question: Are there specific sucking or blowing allegations in the alleged WikiLeaks trove? Or is this just a general, half-assed protection? Quick, somebody go register!

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