Yesterday, I wrote about the landing page on TrumpPence.com and how I thought the registrar generated PPC (pay per click) links could be risky for the domain owner, even though the owner doesn’t have control over the links nor benefits from them. Smartly, it looks like that temporary landing page has been updated to reflect that the domain is for sale.
Now that Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has officially announced that Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be his Vice Presidential running mate, the TrumpPence.com domain name has value. I would think potential suitors include the Trump campaign, super PACs or other groups that support Mr. Trump, or even super PACs and groups that oppose Mr. Trump’s candidacy. Perhaps an opponent of Mr. Trump would want to own this domain name.
The registrar landing page is gone, and in its place is a landing page announcing that the TrumpPence.com domain name is for sale:
On the landing page, it looks like the domain name owner provided an email address to use to get in touch. In addition, the phone number for the Network Solutions brokerage team was provided for potential suitors to submit an offer. Personally, I would have not done that to enable me to see who is making the offers, although there may be an added layer of protection to ensure offers are legitimate and that an accepted offer goes through to completion.
Last night, I sent an email to the email address listed on the landing page asking for the price and other information about why the domain name was registered. As of the time of publication, I have not heard back from the owner of TrumpPence.com, but I will be sure to update this article if I do hear back and there is information to share.