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Kinky URL prank adds some BDSM to the GOP

Thanks, pranksters.

 

Mary Emily O'Hara

Tech

Published Aug 6, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 5:23 am CDT

On Wednesday night, kink-loving Internet perusers typed the url BDSM.org into their Web browsers and were met with a fetish-filled surprise.

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The designation BDSM.org now leads to the Republican National Committee homepage, otherwise known as GOP.com.

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There, kinksters were introduced to especially perverted fetish talk about dirty topics like American exceptionalism, small government, and domestic energy independence. Bondage-obsessed viewers were able to fantasize about domination and submission role play featuring the likes of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, and Dr. Ben Carson. Now there’s an orgy no one wants to see.

The fetish domain is registered in Paris, France, to one Jory Bell, who created the site years ago. The domain was updated in July of this year, according to WhoIs records. It’s unclear whether Bell redirected BDSM.org to the GOP page—a quick and easy thing for a domain owner to do—or whether a hacker handled the switcheroo from afar.

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*First Published: Aug 6, 2015, 11:41 am CDT