In August of this year, an entrepreneurial webbie bought up a slew of domain names potentially of use to the Obama-Biden ticket (or its enemies) and tried selling them for $100,000. Looks like business wasn’t so good, because three of the most useful domains — obamabiden.org, obama-biden.com, and obama-biden.org — are available on eBay now for the greatly reduced price of $1,000. GoDaddy.com and WhoIs.com do not make it clear if the same person was behind both sales.
For Obama, that thousand bucks is loose change, isn’t it? Surely he can snag these three URLs before right-wingers arguing that Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen make one of them the hub for eight years of conspiracy theories and rumor-mongering?
If you’ve got someone on your holiday wish list who would like a little piece of Obama web history, you can buy the domains at this eBay auction. You’ve got roughly 5 days. So far, no bids.