Obama Fails to Register 'OrganizingForAction.net'; Site Points to NRA Home Page



At the beginning of the year, President Barack Obama's new 501(c)4 political nonprofit[note video below..ed], Organizing For Action, was launched with all the usual bells and whistles. But the tech wizards at OFA forgot one important rule in today's Internet world: Register all the iterations of your website address before someone else does.

Now Obama's team is filing complaints against the folks smart enough to get the addresses before he did.

As Obama's OFA made its debut, no one in his purportedly Internet-savvy campaign had obtained the corresponding .com, .net, .org or .us sites, nor did OFA register other names that are close to its official one, as is the sensible practice. In the case of the .net address, a fellow named Derek Bovard had already registered the .net address by the time Obama's team took notice.

Bovard has routed his new site to the homepage of the National Rifle Association.

So, whenever anyone goes to www.organizingforaction.net they end up seeing the homepage of the NRA.

Naturally, Obama and his fellow community organizers were furious.

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Update: Jay Carney struggles to explain how OFA is some how an independent organization:

Carney certainly hurried away, no?

Posted by: Stable Hand at 04:04 PM


1 Bovard would be guilty of cybersquatting under the cybersquatting law, however because OFA isn't a business, he should be ok. Then again this admin likes nothing better then to bully people into giving them what they want. Still the idea that OFA.net goes to the NRA website is too delicious for words.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at February 25, 2013 04:33 PM

2 I like Carney. He needs to have a baby doll head stuck up behind his own head like the spokesweazel in Thunderdome.

Posted by: EROWMER at February 25, 2013 07:27 PM

3 I'm hoping this guy gets a good tax lawyer because the IRS will be up is @ss. I'm rooting for our guy, seems like he is doing the Lord's work out there!

Posted by: dc at February 25, 2013 09:37 PM

struggle;an act which must be gone through while youre tryin to feed someone a bullshit sammich they just dont want to eat.

Posted by: old cowboy at February 25, 2013 11:25 PM

5 OFA is nothing but Obamas propaganda arm. They are jumping into comment and message boards and social media with fake statistics praising the Obama administration as the most wonderful saviors of the world. They are pretty easy to spot but very annoying and aimed at the LIVs....

Posted by: frustrated Teacher at February 25, 2013 11:42 PM

6 <Cough> brown shirts.

Since they F'd-up registering the website address maybe I meant "brown shorts" or just plain "skid marks."

Posted by: Herr Wilson at February 26, 2013 02:10 AM

7 Is there some excrement admirers website with large pictures that would do justice to the BS obama and his marxist co-conspirators have spewed out ??

Ims sure somewhere there must be some especially runny shit to match obamas current load of lies and anti-freedom hate

Posted by: treventor at February 26, 2013 09:10 AM

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