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Canadian politics : Halifax councillor releases cybersquatted domains

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All is fair in love and war, and the latter incorporates politics.

A Canadian councillor was apparently ill-advised, when she registered the full name of a political opponent.

Halifax Regional councillor, Linda Mosher, initially registered the domains shawncleary.com and shawncleary.ca, as part of her political strategy.

Shawn Cleary is the name of a political opponent, who publicly announced his participation in the October civic election for the District 9-Halifax West Armdale seat.

Ms. Mosher has held that position for the past 16 years.

While this act of political cybersquatting isn’t a new practice, it’s definitely not very ethical.

Linda Mosher announced today that she’s releasing those two domain names and will focus on her own campaign and web site, offering an apology, which Mr. Shawn Cleary accepted.

For more information on this fun combination of domains and politics, visit Herald News.

Linda Mosher on Facebook.

Linda Mosher on Facebook.


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