February 16, 2016
Internet Trolls for Trump
As the presidential primary season continues to heat up, it appears a Trump supporter has purchased the domainÂ JebBush.comÂ and is redirecting visitors to Trumpâ€™s officialÂ campaign site. It is a well known best practice for presidential candidates to buy numerous variations of domains relating to their name before they even announce. Whether the domains are used or not, it is important to safeguard this prime online real estate so that Internet trolls or rivals can’t scoop them up to create parody websites, or worse.
Unfortunately for Bushâ€™s camp, purchasingÂ JebBush.comÂ slipped through the cracks. Trumpâ€™s camp is currently denying involvement, but no matter who is responsible the effect is the same. Trump supporters are in control of Jeb Bushâ€™sÂ narrative.
Update: Since the publication of this article, JebBush.com no longer redirects to DonaldJTrump.com.
RachelÂ RacoosinÂ is a Digital Strategist at LEVICK. She provides SEO, SEM, and social media expertise to a variety of clients.