Meet Mr. Edwards
July 22, 2004 10:04 AM   Subscribe

Kerry Edwards. Hi, My name is Kerry Edwards. Two years ago I registered this domain name to put up photos for my family and friends.
posted by _sirmissalot_ (32 comments total)
Sometimes it is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.
posted by LinemanBear at 10:10 AM on July 22, 2004

Is anyone seriously bidding on it?
posted by amberglow at 10:10 AM on July 22, 2004

Lucky. Bastard.

I would've kept the domain name and continued to display boring family/friends pics until private offers started to roll in.
posted by Grod at 10:11 AM on July 22, 2004

Sometimes it is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

And having the right name at the right time.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:14 AM on July 22, 2004

I think it's funny how big his smile is.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 10:21 AM on July 22, 2004

you'd have as big a smile too if you just inherited 150+K
posted by omidius at 10:29 AM on July 22, 2004

exactly! i do wonder if it is a real bid, though.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 10:36 AM on July 22, 2004

Ain't viral marketing wunnerful?
posted by jpoulos at 10:41 AM on July 22, 2004

I hear that if you win the domain you also get a free case of Pepsi Blue.
posted by bshort at 10:49 AM on July 22, 2004

Good luck. Why would you have a website "Kerry Edwards" when running for President? Anyone have Kerry Edwards in 2004?, ect...
Heard a woman, think it was N.C. had an enormous amount of phone calls when Edwards was added to the ticket. Her name, Kerry Edwards.
posted by thomcatspike at 10:55 AM on July 22, 2004

I forget the 1st part, but I know part 2 was 'something happens here' and part 3 is get rich.

Now, the first part was.... (tapping finger on side of head)
posted by fluffycreature at 10:55 AM on July 22, 2004

Bush/Cheney just doesn't have the same ring to it... "Hi, my name is Cheney Bush".
posted by Witty at 10:59 AM on July 22, 2004

could be yours for a minimum of $200
posted by Peter H at 11:02 AM on July 22, 2004

Being that K.E. are first names. If they do have an official website they would use their first names with it.

But hey what do I know. In America there are many deep pockets that would make this bid from a supporter a dime in a hat trying to brown nose. Guess I looked at it from Kerry & Edwards purchasing it not a big political fan.
posted by thomcatspike at 11:05 AM on July 22, 2004

$150K says it becomes a porn site.
posted by ChasFile at 11:09 AM on July 22, 2004

Kerry and Edwards' first names, tcs?

You mean
(It redirects to an herbal supplement selling site; don't bother)
posted by wendell at 11:12 AM on July 22, 2004

hm, Dick Bush is actually a conceivable name,
dick meaning Richard and all.

hey, you plug in and it forwards to drudge report!

I knew that Drudge guy was into dicking Bush.
posted by Peter H at 11:12 AM on July 22, 2004

Edwards' first names
Wendell, yea Edward in possession form, is not a first name. Like I said: "what do I know." Yet from my experience with working with names. One day it could be a baby's name because a parent goofed on the spelling. It could happen with a parent becoming accustomed to hearing it with the added “s.” I've seen many names spelt funny. The parents put the blame on the effects the drugs while giving birth. And or a hasty hospital staff wanting the birth certificate filled out promptly. Mentioned it before, have seen Daniel spelt, “Dannyell”
Was thinking John Kerry John Edwards. John John, made me think of JFK jr. Think if this guy succeeds it will be purchased by a supporter.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:41 PM on July 22, 2004

My Spidey senses tell me this is a fake. Somebody with a little foresight bought the domain and set this auction up to look like an innocent person. And, yes, the initial bid is fake too. The domain for the contact goes to this.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 12:44 PM on July 22, 2004

Hi, my name is Kerry Gephardt.

Hi, my name is Kerry Vilsack.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 12:54 PM on July 22, 2004

Even things like are taken by that guy. Unfortunate for him that Kerry Edwards, the real result, was already taken.
posted by abcde at 1:04 PM on July 22, 2004

From the auction rules:

The bidding will open at $US 150,000, and there is no reserve price above this minimum bid amount. Offers to buy are binding and non-retractable. You are obligated to purchase in accordance with your bid and these terms if you are the highest bidder at the end of the auction and your bid is accepted by the seller.

posted by reverendX at 1:06 PM on July 22, 2004

There's no reason you have to SELL a domain name. A friend of mine has the last name of a big department store chain and also a large real estate firm. He registered the domain way back in 1994 but has never used it. He regularly gets offers to sell teh domain for some nice amounts of cash. I told him to forget about selling it and to lease it instead.

Most companies only care about the webspace the domain occupies. As long as you're not putting up a web site at the domain or competing against them, they're more than happy to pay you a monthly or yearly fee to lease the domain from you. That way: you get to keep the domain and have some nice, regular income and they get to have their web site at the domain name of their choice. It's win-win.
posted by camworld at 1:11 PM on July 22, 2004

I saw this guy interviewed (on CNN I think) a week or so ago.... I don't see any reason to think its a fake. At that time his site was still up, and yep -- it had pix of kids and stuff. He said he'd been contacted by Kerry HQ about selling it, and had also been contacted by more than a few right wingers. He said he just wants to get as much money as he can, regardless of who buys it. I think auctioning it is a great way to settle it. High bidder wins. Ain't that the American way?

Lucky bastard...
posted by spilon at 1:56 PM on July 22, 2004

Is it the fact that I'm a Brit which means I have no idea, whatsoever, what this story is about? Why is his domain worth so much?...Seriously!
posted by metaxa at 2:39 PM on July 22, 2004

Metaxa, this is why.
posted by arielmeadow at 3:14 PM on July 22, 2004

kerry is the name of the usa democrat presidential candidate. edwards is the name of the person recently chose to run with him (as vice president, i guess). the other names mentioned are other people who might have been chosen to run.
posted by andrew cooke at 3:28 PM on July 22, 2004

wow, i'm seriously amazed that metaxa didn't notice that...

i mean, it's not like there hasn't been news coverage of the kerry presidential bid over here.

they must be joking.

(on topic) good luck to the guy, assuming it's real
posted by knapah at 4:39 PM on July 22, 2004

strangeleftydoublethink -

current bid $15.50!
posted by Peter H at 4:49 PM on July 22, 2004

Re: strangeleftydoublethink

The reason the whois information has fama pr listed as contact is because they are the pr firm contracted by sedo. See Sedo is the company managing the auction, so it would make sense that the contact be their pr firm.
posted by mrgavins at 6:29 PM on July 22, 2004

I knew the presidential candidate was John Kerry, but I didn't know about his vice-president (or whatever). To be honest, my interest in the US presidential race isn't all that high and as such I've not seen any/much TV coverage of it over here.

Anyone who takes votes away from Bush is good in my book.
posted by metaxa at 1:28 AM on July 23, 2004

Meanwhile, somewhere there's an Edward Kerry who's cursing his luck.
posted by coelecanth at 1:11 PM on July 26, 2004

« Older The Triangle Factory Fire of 1911   |   Jerry Goldsmith Newer »

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments