A couple of days ago, the New York Post published an article that speculated about Joe Biden’s potential Vice Presidential nominee. The article surmised that the two most likely choices could be Senator Elizabeth Warren or Senator Kamala Harris because both of these US Senators spoke at the Texas Democratic Party’s state convention.
I was curious about who owns the domain names that could be most valuable should Joe Biden choose one of these US Senators as his running mate. From what I could tell, it appears that both BidenWarren.com and BidenHarris.com are available for sale.
BidenHarris.com appears to be owned by a registrant in California. The homepage has pictures of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and there is a for sale message on the top of the landing page:
Contact me Biden or Trump campaign!
THIS DOMAIN IS FOR SALE!
When I tried to visit BidenWarren.com, the domain name did not resolve to a functioning website. I can see that it is listed for sale on GoDaddy / Afternic with a price of $25,000:
Historically, domain names with the two candidates names are not always purchased by the campaign. The registrant of TrumpPence.com is not shown in Whois records, but the domain name forwards to Donald Trump’s campaign website. In 2016, the ClintonKaine.com domain name was famously sold to current Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale of Parscale Media. That domain name still has links to anti-Hillary Clinton articles on it. Going back a bit further, ObamaBiden.com was registered to Obama For America, and the domain name does not currently resolve to a functioning website. I do not believe the Mitt Romney Presidential campaign owned RomneyRyan.com.
Because Joe Biden is using JoeBiden.com, I don’t think it is critical for him to own BidenWarren.com or BidenHarris.com, assuming he chooses one of these US Senators to be his running mate. However, it would surely be better to own one of these domain names than risk falling into the hands of an opponent. If I were advising the campaign, I would suggest buying or securing the matching domain name just before the VP nominee announcement is made. I would also recommend keeping the Whois record the same as it is now until the announcement to avoid having the news preempted by someone who monitors Whois changes.