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The Wildest Domain Names Grabbed by Obama, Romney

Guess who owns agingrockstar2012.com?
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2012 1:17 PM CDT

(Newser) – Yet another sign this is definitely a 21st-century campaign: Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have been snatching up dozens of web addresses to use as potential microsites that take a swing at some aspect of their opponent, each spending about $30,000 on domain-name purchases. And while these catchy, often issue- or gaffe-specific domain names are, in many cases, still sitting idle, USA Today's collection of ones purchased thus far is pretty entertaining.

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It recounts Romney's acquisitions in much greater detail. As far an Obama goes, USA Today notes that he takes a more defensive approach (attackwatch.com) but also claims some that definitely take aim at his rival (Mittbot.com). Romney owns:

  • agingrockstar2012.com
  • theapologistinchief.com
  • o-the-amateur.com
  • fortyfore.com (this one is up and running, and tweaks Obama's love for golf)
  • Mom-Ney.com (purchased after the accusation that Ann Romney has "never worked a day in her life"
  • IwilltransmityourflexibilitytoVladimir.com (a mouthful, bought after this Obama/Medvedev meeting)

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