I just read an
interesting article about a cyber-squatter who goes after the
domain names of up-and-coming politicians.
Seems no one is immune, but nowadays politicians need to be much more savvy. For a politician, it's especially bad because political opponents are sometimes the ones doing the squatting.
According to another article, the body that governs protection of domains names, WIPO, may not allow using UDRP to recover a politicians domain name. To quote from the article:
"The protection of an individual politician's name, no matter how famous, is outside the scope of the policy since it is not connected with commercial exploitation"
If you're thinking of running for office: After you get the best
possible domain, be sure you've acquired all the social networking
accounts for your name.
Voters will be looking for you online to learn more about your positions. And your opponents will ...