From TrumpEmpire.com to TrumpFraud.org, see President Trump’s 3,643 domain names.

Donald Trump has a vast online portfolio of domain names — digital addresses that foreshadowed his political career, business projects and accusations of unethical behavior.

Before he reached the White House, Trump’s company had laid claim to at least 3,643 website domains, according to internet records gathered by CNNMoney.

The buying spree continued as he ran for president. Trump bought 93 of them after he launched his presidential campaign.

One was TrumpEmpire.com. That domain had belonged to a Mexican cybersquatter. Luis Jorge O’Brien Covarrubias is a civil engineer in Guadalajara, Mexico. He bought TrumpEmpire for $10 in April 2015 hoping that someday he’d be able to cash in on the property. When no deal came around, he didn’t bother to renew it.

O’Brien didn’t know that Trump had snapped it up in June 2016 until he was told by CNNMoney.

Now O’Brien wishes he would have kept the domain out of Trump’s hands.

“What did I do?” he lamented. “He’s rude to people. He mistreats everyone. Now he has an empire — in every meaning of the word.”

CNNMoney investigated 20 years of internet records using DomainTools, which tracks registrations and transfers. Some are obvious choices he acquired long ago, like TrumpOrganization.com and TrumpBuilding.org.

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But Trump has also grabbed names that could be used against him, including TrumpFraud.org and TrumpScam.com.

The Trump Organization and the White House did not immediately respond to CNNMoney’s questions about his collection of domains.

Trump has a history of buying site names before he needs them.

For example, he bought TrumpNetwork.com in 2007 in preparation to launch a multi-level marketing company, in the style of Amway and Herbalife. This is a controversial type of business that offers people the promise of self-employment and high salary as long as they recruit others — who in turn must find even more recruits.

MLMs, as they’re called, are often accused of being pyramid schemes. Trump saw that coming.

In the months before he launched Trump Network in 2009, he acquired TrumpMultiLevelMarketing.com, TrumpNetworkFraud.com, TrumpNetworkPyramidScheme.com, TrumpNetworkPonziScheme.com and 15 similar iterations. He sold the business in 2012.

“Whoever bought those domains was already thinking those allegations might be raised. Most reputable organizations do not go out and buy these kinds of websites. Most companies are not going to engage in activities that would cause this kind of blowback,” said Bruce Rubin, senior counselor at rbb Communications in Miami who is one of the top crisis public relations experts in the country.

Trump took similar measures to defend Trump University. He registered 157 versions for related operations across the United States and Puerto Rico. The for-profit series of real estate seminars was accused of fraud in 2010, and it closed in 2011. Two days before Trump was sworn in as president, he wrote a check for $25 million to settle fraud complaints against the school. Trump agreed to the settlement soon after the election.

Trump’s public defense was that the school had a 98 percent approval rating. Indeed, he registered 98percentApproval.com in July 2013, just as the accusations were heating up.

“Digital breadcrumbs are constantly left by people who register domains. All of that is still tracked. People don’t think about this,” said Kyle Wilhoit, senior security researcher at DomainTools.

Trump — known for being a litigious celebrity — also bought ImBeingSuedByTheDonald.com in 2009.

“You’re preparing yourself for defamation of character, that’s why you would buy this,” said Armando Martinez Jr., whose firm SpiderBoost specializes in “reputation management.”

The way Trump bought domains also shows how he methodically planned his political rise. In 2012, the Trump Organization acquired VoteAgainstTrump.com, TrumpMustGo.com, and NoMoreTrump.com.

A few years later, Trump grabbed MakeAmericaGreatAgain.vote and MakeAmericaGreatAgain.us. Those purchases came two months before he announced his second presidential run in June 2015.

According to internet records, the registrant information for all of these 3,643 domains point back to The Trump Organization’s general counsel. The listed contact information is an email address for the company’s legal team.

The vast majority are just blank pages. Only 50 of these domains are unique websites for Trump businesses. Another 400 redirect you to Trump websites. And a handful take you to weird destinations. ChicagoTrumpLimo.com redirects you to a site that sells “Proud2bDeplorable” shirts. TrumpOnTheBeachOnline.net rents out a Washington, D.C. party bus.

His first website? DonaldjTrump.com, bought on January 20, 1997.

Then there’s DonaldTrumpSucks.com. That domain originally belonged to Dan Parisi, an infamous cybersquatter who once ran WhiteHouse.com as a porn site. Parisi told CNNMoney that he let the TrumpSucks domain registration lapse. Trump grabbed it on Christmas Eve 2014.

But Parisi said he plans to soon turn WhiteHouse.com into “a voice of the people against the administration.”

 

Source: CNN

Recruitment: Police Websites Crash As 8,000 Applicants Register

Attempts by many candidates to apply for enlistment into the Nigeria Police Force were frustrated on Friday as the two police portals for the recruitment crashed and were inaccessible for most part of the day.

The Police Service Commission had directed interested candidates to apply through its website, www.psc.gov.ng or that of the Nigeria Police Force, www.npf.gov.ng, but the two websites crashed due to huge traffic.

It was gathered that many candidates could not apply online at different cyber cafés and had to go back home in frustration.

Attempts to access the websites between 2pm and 6pm were abortive as the PSC website simply said, “This Account has been suspended. Contact your hosting provider for more information.”

The police website –www.ngf.gov.ng – on the other hand, was inaccessible for over 10 hours during which our correspondents monitored the website. But police sources said about 8,000 candidates had registered as of 2pm.

“Candidates started registering online from 4am on Friday when the portals opened for registration; as of 2pm, over 8,000 candidates had registered online. The traffic was huge and this explains why many applicants could not access the websites because the servers were down,” a source explained.

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Sperm Donor Who Is Dad To 54 Children Launches His Own App

Declan Rooney is a one-man babymaking machine who is in an astonishing crusade to help women struggling to have children.
This year alone Declan has notched up 31 births after setting up an online sperm donation website last year.

Now he even has a smartphone app offering his services as a private donor and a free alternative to clinics.
And with 15 more buns in the oven, he has no intention of stopping – despite causing uproar among family campaigners.
Today Declan, 43 – who has eight children of his own with four different women – hit back at critics
of unregulated sperm donation, insisting in his case that everything is above board.
Looking exasperated while nursing the result of one of his donations, Declan said:

“I’m a nice guy. Why can’t people understand I am just doing this to help out?”

He insists he has not received any money as a donor apart from petrol expenses to deliver the sperm to the mother – once, he admits, in a takeaway coffee cup.

“Egg donors get treated like saints, sperm donors get treated like back alley, smutty boys,” says Declan. “But I’m not doing a bad thing. I’m not ashamed. I have helped women create families.

And some like what he offers so much, he even gets repeat business.

“I have seen five of the children in the past month because I have been donating for siblings,” he says.

Declan insists he imposes strict conditions on his services, which includes no sexual contact and banning women from smoking while they are trying to conceive. He also checks potential parents out to make sure they can afford a child.

The former graffiti artist and website designer decided to start donating sperm in March last year.
He said:

“There wasn’t a eureka moment. I just felt as I was in the right place and time of my life.

“It’s not really on an industrial scale. The first children were born last December and will be one this month.

“All of the recipients keep in touch. All the babies are healthy and happy. I have a watchful eye. They send me feedback and tell me how the children are doing.”

He knows that 17 of the 31 children born so far are boys and 14 are girls. After setting up his website, the requests soon started rolling in.

“I’ve been inundated from the start. There were women who had been trying to have a baby for three or four years so it was very busy to begin with.

“I have helped people who have been to clinics where it’s failed, and it has worked first time with me. There are more babies born in the UK by private donation than through private clinics.

Declan usually insists the recipients provide their own sterile sample kits. He says some of his clients simply want a baby without involving a man.

“One was a victim of abuse. She was desperate to be a mum but adamant she never wanted a sexual relationship,” he says. “Another was in her early 40s caring alone for elderly parents. A sperm donor was her only way of getting pregnant as she had no time to meet a man.

Declan’s current partner knows about his donations and he says she is OK with what he is doing.
But he adds:

“My eldest child isn’t too happy about it, but she found out before I was able to tell her. Two of my children are at university. The others are too young to understand. I’m a nice person.”

Two of the women who have had children with Declan are already trying to get pregnant again. And five of his donor babies have met each other because the mums are friends.
He says: “I have got things in place where everyone knows who everyone is, but privacy is still respected. I don’t pressurise people into telling me they are pregnant.

The prolific dad has a three-year-old boy, a two-year-old daughter and a year-old girl from his current relationship. He is also aware that children conceived using donor eggs or sperm can trace their biological parent once they reach 18, in the same way as children who are adopted.

One thing Declan is not concerned about is being stitched up by the mums he vets so carefully.
“I’m not worried about CSA claims because of the people I’ve chosen to help. It’s all done on trust. I don’t expect any problems,” he says

UK Mirror