I had someone revisit the rumors with me today that have been rumbling out there for months regarding State Representative Scyller Borglum running for higher office. So on a lark, I decided to check one of my old standbys whenever I hear rumors of this sort. Specifically, website domain registries.
And it didn’t really clear anything up:
Interestingly, at least two of the domains were purchased in February, long before the late April dust up with Dusty Johnson, with the third – scyllerborglumforsenate.com coming the day after the release.
In fact, there were a total of nine or ten domains that have been registered in the last six months, including scyllerjborglum.com, scyllerjborglumforsenate.com, borglumforsouthdakota.com, scyllerforsenate.com, scyllerforsouthdakota.com, and borglumsd.com. All of the domains were registered privately with no currently active website attached, so we don’t know exactly who registered them.
So, who exactly is out there snatching up these web domains? Could it be cybersquatters? Absolutely. Or it could be an indication of something else?
Because someone is buying up a lot of web addresses related to the freshman State Representative from Rapid City and an office she does not hold at this time.