A few weeks ago, I wrote about the sale of ClintonKaine.com via Flippa for $15,000. Shortly after the sale concluded, the ClintonKane.com domain name began forwarding to a page within Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign website.
It looks like Donald Trump has acknowledged the ClintonKaine.com domain name publicly for the first time in a Facebook post today:
As you can see, Donald Trump did not provide any context to the url besides linking to it. There was no confirmation that someone associated with the Trump campaign acquired the domain name, although I speculated that an entity associated with the campaign may have purchased it.
It looks like ClintonKaine.com is now its own website and no longer forwarding to Trump’s website. In addition, it looks like there was confirmation that it was Trump’s campaign behind the domain name purchase. At the bottom of the ClintonKaine.com website, there’s a note that says “Paid for by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.”
I think not buying this domain name was a mistake for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She doesn’t really need the domain name, but owning it would have prevented someone else from using it to harm her campaign.