Brett Kavanaugh failed to secure his own website registration, and it’s backfired on him

Brett Kavanaugh has won – for now. He’s made it onto the Supreme Court, but this comes even as a U.S. Appeals Court begins a misconduct investigation into him, and even as Democrats prepare to use subpoenas and hearings to rip him to pieces if they take control of the House and/or Senate next month. In the meantime, it turns out Kavanaugh has screwed something up on a rather basic level.

If you’re seeking high office, and any sort of political career for that matter, one of the first steps is to register your your own website centered around your own name; for instance johnsmith.com or in this case brettkavanaugh.com. If someone else has already registered that website name, then you can use aftermarket services to buy it from them for the right price. You can even do this anonymously, so the person you’re buying it from doesn’t know you’re the one buying it.

Apparently no one taught Brett Kavanaugh how any of this works. If you visit the website brettkavanaugh.com website you’re greeted with the words “We Believe Survivors” followed by this text: “The start of Brett Kavanaugh’s tenure on the Supreme Court may look like a victory for one interest group or another. But, more importantly, it is putting a national focus on the issue of sexual assault – and how we as a country can and should do more to prevent it and to support those who have experienced it. This past month, thousands of survivors came forward to tell their stories. We applaud your bravery. We believe you.”

WHOIS information reveals that the brettkavaugh.com website name was first registered anonymously in September of 2015, and then updated on August 15th of this year. In other words, if Brett Kavanaugh were smart, he could have found a way to take control of this website registration. Then again, maybe not, as that would have cost money, and Kavanaugh’s personal finances are more than a bit messy. In any case, this is all even more amateur hour than we thought.

Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report

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