doesn’t belong to Cory Booker

The Newark mayor has registered several domain names for possible senate—or even presidential runs—but he missed one site, which now redirects to a Ron Paul for President page.


Kris Holt


Published Dec 20, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 5:04 am CDT

Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker’s announcement that he’s considering running for Senate in 2014 wasn’t that surprising. That his campaign didn’t lock down is, though, and now he might pay the price.

Right now, that site redirects to, an unofficial site canvassing for Ron Paul’s failed 2012 presidential bid.

According to, a lookup site for domain registrations, was registered by someone named Sean Cotter. That name is linked with 91 other domains, including An email to an address associated with that name was not returned by time of publication.

Booker, a notable Twitter user who recently challenged a follower to live on food stamps for a week, wouldn’t be the first politician to suffer such a redirect. Last year, (which one would think would direct to then-Republican presidential nominee Rick Perry) didn’t display a site for Perry. Instead, it drove visitors to and is now up for sale.

For the record, was registered two days ago by an anonymous person, though was locked down in 2008. Booker’s fundraising advisor Bari Mattes has registered a bunch of other relevant domains, like,, and (A request to Booker’s office for comment was not returned by time of publication.)

Unless Booker is secretly a Libertarian, a domain that slipped under the net could come back to haunt the campaign in the next two years.

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*First Published: Dec 20, 2012, 4:04 pm CST