May 18 2009
I haven’t had much time or energy to write lately, so I thought I’d get back into the groove with something light (or is that lite?) to start with.
Lawyers for Alaska Governor and ex Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin have taken exception with the owner of the domain name crackho.com for redirecting her domain to the Governor’s own web site. Apparently they have a) little or no sense of humor and b) absolutely no understanding of how DNS works. And they’re really slow to catch on to this since the site’s been redirected to their site since some time last year. The lawyers have sent a cease-and-desist order, claiming that the redirection was a copyright violation. The reality that this was redirecting traffic to the Governors site and all content was being hosted by the official site seems to have escaped the lawyer’s notice.
Sometimes it’s easier to walk away from the issue when lawyers get involved, which is apparently what the owner of crackho.com decided to do. Of course, she left a nice picture of Governor Palin with some interesting commentary.