Derek Bovard, a 40-year-old computer technician in Castle Rock, Colo., was up watching Fox News early the morning of Jan. 18 when he saw the news that President Obama’s advisors were launching a new advocacy group called Organizing for Action.
Bovard jumped on the computer and snapped up the domain name Organizingforaction.net. He then proceeded to configure the site so all hits are directed to the website for the National Rifle Assn. – the very group that Obama is facing off against in his efforts to toughen gun laws.
“I’m for the Second Amendment,” Bovard said. “I’m not in agreement with a lot of things that are going on right now. If they don’t like it, they can buy it from me.”
Bovard, who paid about $10 to register the site, said he’d sell it for “somewhere around $10,000.”
He is one of several individuals who secured the domain names for Organizing for Action, which failed to register the sites before launching, as first reported by the website TechPresident.
Organizingforaction.com and Organizingforaction.org were both scooped up on Jan. 18 by Michael Deutsch, a registered Republican who lives in Wellington, Fla. Both currently direct to a blank page with an email contact.
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