If you have even the teeny-tiniest inclination that you may want to run for office someday, and you haven’t registered your own name as a website address (“FirstnameLastname.com,” etc.), then you’re a blooming idiot.
Once your name becomes even slightly recognizable, it’s too late and someone will quickly capitalize on your delay. There’s no excuse – registering a domain name takes just a few minutes and costs about $10.00.
The latest person to learn this painful lesson is former Utah Governor and newly-declared Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. Huntsman has registered “www.jonhuntsmanjr.com” for his campaign.
Why jonhuntsmanjr.com? Well, it turns out that www.jonhuntsman.com was already taken…and, ouch, it’s not very helpful to Huntsman’s presidential ambitions.
Whoever created the site (the whois domain registration is set to private) has posted a letter from Huntsman to Obama: