Published On: Wed, Nov 5th, 2014

Michael Bloomberg Buys BloombergSucks, BloombergIsAShortjew Domains So Others Won’t

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Michael Bloomberg has bought up the rights to a whole bunch of Internet domain names that are in some way insulting to him personally. Talk about paranoid.

400 or so were acquired on the former New York City mayor’s behalf by his representatives at the law firm Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP. All end with the only recently released “.nyc” suffix.

Why would anyone feel a need to do that? Imagine if every prominent person, from celebrities to politicians alike, were to go out of his way to acquire any possible domain name that could in some way be insulting to them.

Here are some of the examples of the negative domain names that Bloomberg bought:

Some of the names that he acquired are more flattering to him like:

Some are simply typical domain names:

Bloomberg, for his part, said that he was unaware that his lawyers took this drastic step and a spokeswoman for Bloomberg Philanthropies described it as, “overly aggressive legal due diligence.”

“It’s news to us. This appears to be overly-aggressive legal due diligence, and we’re only keeping the straightforward addresses, ” she said in a statement.

Apparently Bloomberg intends to do away with the sillier names and only keep the “straightforward” ones.

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