unnamedAn article recently posted on Mashable.com (link) described a very big social media faux pas by a 2016 Presidential candidate.

Carly Fiorina obtained CarlyFiorina.com and had it redirect all visitors to her campaign site, CarlyForPresident.com, however no one on her social media team thought it was necessary to obtain CarlyFiorina.org.

Since she didn’t, someone else grabbed CarlyFiorina.org.  The .org site owner apparently wasn’t happy about the 30,000 employees that were laid off while Fiorina was Hewlett-Packard’s CEO.  The site has a brief description followed by 30,000 emoticons of “sad” faces.

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To add another jab, if you scroll to the bottom of the 30,000 emoticons, you’ll find an additional quote from Fiorina when asked if she would have done anything differently.  “I would have done them all faster.”

The Mashable article ends with a pretty good tip:

“Pro tip for all political candidates (or, frankly, anyone remotely famous): Purchase your name’s .com, .org and .net domains.”

It might cost you $35 a year but owning all three domains may save you thousands more.  Get your domain today.

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