Two can play at the game of cybersquatting.
A GOP lawmaker who stockpiled the Internet domain names of political friends and foes is the target of a new parody website created by the state Democratic Party.
JasonPerillo.net popped up online Saturday, hours after Hearst Connecticut Media reported that House GOP Whip Jason Perillo of Shelton had bought the rights to several web addresses bearing the names of rumored suitors for the governor’s office in 2018.
Perillo, a conservative stalwart in the House since 2007, told Hearst last week that he wasn’t holding the domain names for ransom.
But for as little $11.99 on a registry site such as GoDaddy.com, the politically prescient and nimble can get first dibs on a domain name and later sell it for an exponentially higher sum. In Perillo’s case, $1,000 was the minimum asking price.
Perhaps a trade is in order?