According to Reuters, the former Mayor of new York City, Michael Bloomberg has “called off the purchase of a slew of website domain names that insult and belittle him and his work”
“The move came a day after reports that two law firms working for Bloomberg had purchased about 400 such online domains.
The domains included bloombergfail.nyc, mikethespoiler.nyc and kingmike.nyc, according to an online registry. Others were more insulting, such as mikeistoorich.nyc and michaelbloombergistooshort.nyc.
The purchase of negative website domains is a common strategy among politicians and other public figures in an effort to protect their reputations.
Bloomberg spokeswoman Meghan Womack said his lawyers had been “overly-aggressive” in trying to protect Bloomberg.
We have requested the immediate release of any domains that are not straightforward,” she said.
The release meant the domains would be publicly available”
A slew of media reports came out after Domainnamewire.com, reported that the former Mayor registered hundreds of .NYC domain names some of which were very defensive in nature.
The DomainNameWire.com story was picked up by major media outlets and tonight its seems the former Mayor is using the grace period delete which applies to new gTLD’s as well as .com which in the domain industry circle known as domain tasting.
Good to know that major media outlets do in fact read and acknowledge domain blogs and effects even the former Mayor of New York
Hats off to Andrew.