The ABC is reporting that the ACT Liberals have been sprung as having registered the website domain jonstanhope.com.au.
Given use of a person’s actual name is *supposed* to be fairly closely controlled, it isn’t surprising then to find that the domain name overlords have launched an “immediate investigation”. Most unlikely that the Liberals will be able to keep that name I would suggest.
I’ll go out on a limb here and say that such stupid behaviour does the Liberals no favours, and they need to have their own internal “immediate investigation” into how such dumbness could possibly be considered a smart political move. Far more likely to lose support for the so-called alternative government than it could possibly gain. Did they not think this would come out?
I for one would prefer to see the Assembly behaving more like a local Council, putting the issues before party sniping. If they were to behave more *like* a government, they might have more chance of actually *becoming* the government.
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[ED – Just how they managed to swing the domain registration will be *very* interesting, In my experience of domain registration in Australia it would have required either fraud or corruption, but I’ll concede the possibility of a cockup]