Cybersquatter Gets Paid

The Bloomberg money has apparently begun to flow in earnest, and among the first beneficiaries seems to be Ed Gorman, a retired police captain from Brooklyn who was clever enough to purchase the URLs bloomberg05.com, bloomberg05.net, and bloomberg05.org back in 2003.

Just this week, Gorman told us, he received an anonymous offer of $5,000 for the domains, which he happily accepted. Not a bad return on an investment of less than $100. And in case you’re in a speculating mood, welovemike.com, bloombergrules.com, votemikein2005, and mikekicksbutt.com are all available.

Gorman, a registered Republican who lives in Bensonhurst, told us he’s “generally supportive,” of the Mayor. But, like any wise investor, he hedged a bit. Now he’s hoping some interested Democrat will take dumpbloomberg.com off his hands.

Meanwhile, a candidate with somewhat shallower pockets, C. Virginia Fields, has a cybersquatter problem of her own. Fields2005.com is currently occupied by an anonymous, and extremely vitriolic, enemy.

UPDATE: It’s been pointed out to us that Virginia’s critics are less anonymous than we’d thought, though no less vitriolic. The site is registered to the hard-to-please folks over at TenantNet.

Cybersquatter Gets Paid