I mentioned Fourth Congressional District candidate David Sanders new website earlier. Its URL is http://www.sandersforcongress.org. I stumbled across something interesting when I typed it incorrectly, accidentally inserting “.com” rather than “.org.”
Normally you get a “page cannot be found” type message when you put in the wrong URL. In this case, I got . . . a redirect to the page of Sanders’ primary challenger Rick Cornstuble.
According to registrar, GoDaddy.com, SandersforCongress.com was registered by Rick Cornstuble on February 20, 2006. Both Cornstuble’s site and the redirected Sanders site appear to have Cornstuble’s son-in-law as a technical contact.
I don’t really have a horse in this primary race, but the domain squatting and redirect tactic seems a little sketchy — more suitable for a hardball contest between the general election candidates rather than between primary opponents who will presumably be expected to get along once the primary is decided.