Newt Gingrich the Republican presidential candidate had the miss fortune of not aquirring NewtGingrich.com. When you type the URL into your web browser you will be directed to one of a number of different sites that are meant to embarrass the republican party.
This is very unfortunate for Newt because instead of being directed to his campaign website which is hosted on newt.org you are lead to pages that refer to his past or current baggage. You may find sites like Freddie Mac or Tiffany & Co, both of which have been used to discredit Newt Gingrich because of his connection to them.
Other sites that you may be directed too include YouTube videos and various news articles that may be upsetting to many conservative voters. There are no leads on who might be behind this because the domain is privately registered so the identity of the person is not accessible.
This is not the first time something like this has happened however, only two weeks ago rickperry.com was redirecting to Ron Paul’s campaign website. Not exactly what Rick Perry needs right now as he has already done a fair amount of damage to his own campaign with his past debate performances. This site, however, has been cleared up and is now up for sale. Although the site is up for sale, it’s still redirecting people to the embarrassing pages so Newt better jump on the gun before another misfortune happens.
The key to take from all of this is that if you are going to run for public office, especially as a high-ranking public official, it would be smart to acquire a few URL to protect yourself from these digital threats. Don’t get caught with your pants down like these two did.