Political Campaign Domain Names
Google Hangout
google.com/+onlinecandidate
OnlineCandidate.com
What is a Domain Name?
It’s part of your digital identity.
It’s not your website.
Don’t confuse your domain
registrar with...
You Don’t Own Your Domain Name
You are actually renting your
domain name from a registrar.
If you stop paying for your
dom...
Are You The Registrant?
The registrant is the organization or
individual registering the domain
name.
If you are not the r...
Secure Your Domain Early
Do it before you create print materials.
Consider private domain registration.
It can help brand ...
What Name Should You Choose?
Think long-term.
Consider tying in with other online
handles.
Position in name is fine, but c...
Political Domain Squatting
Someone who registers a domain that
infringes on another’s intellectual
property or trademark.
...
Alternate Domain Names
Multiple domain names can point
to the same website.
Secondary domain names can be
useful for print...
End Of The Road
Should you let your domain and website go after the
election?
Letting a domain lapse will cripple your web...
For more free tips, affordable website packages
and digital campaign products, visit us at
OnlineCandidate.com
Thanks for ...
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Political Website Domains Hangout Presentation by OnlineCandidate.com

This is the presentation for Online Candidate's first Google Hangout. You can watch the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PgxKJOeayw Join us as we explore the topic of domain names for political candidates and campaigns. We'll discuss the basics of web hosting, how to get the name you want, domain squatting and other dirty tricks, alternate domain names and the ultimate fate of your campaign’s domain name. For more tips, campaign website packages and digital download products, visit us at http://www.onlinecandidate.com
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: News & Politics      
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Transcripts - Political Website Domains Hangout Presentation by OnlineCandidate.com

  • 1. Political Campaign Domain Names Google Hangout google.com/+onlinecandidate OnlineCandidate.com
  • 2. What is a Domain Name? It’s part of your digital identity. It’s not your website. Don’t confuse your domain registrar with your website host. Your campaign will need a domain name. Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  • 3. You Don’t Own Your Domain Name You are actually renting your domain name from a registrar. If you stop paying for your domain name, someone else can pick it up. Old campaign domains have been given new life under different owners … and not always for the better! Image courtesy of cool design / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  • 4. Are You The Registrant? The registrant is the organization or individual registering the domain name. If you are not the registrant, then you do not control the domain. Watch for tricks…
  • 5. Secure Your Domain Early Do it before you create print materials. Consider private domain registration. It can help brand your online presence.
  • 6. What Name Should You Choose? Think long-term. Consider tying in with other online handles. Position in name is fine, but consider your political future. Better to stick with .com over .org names. Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  • 7. Political Domain Squatting Someone who registers a domain that infringes on another’s intellectual property or trademark. Anti-cybersquatting laws exist. Do you qualify? Political cybersquatting is fairly common. Even entirely fake websites are a problem today. Image courtesy of 1shots / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  • 8. Alternate Domain Names Multiple domain names can point to the same website. Secondary domain names can be useful for print pieces or donation pushes. Secondary names can also be set to point to a particular web page or microsite. Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  • 9. End Of The Road Should you let your domain and website go after the election? Letting a domain lapse will cripple your website and associated emails. Lapsed domain names can be taken by others. What’s your long-term plan?
  • 10. For more free tips, affordable website packages and digital campaign products, visit us at OnlineCandidate.com Thanks for watching!

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