It was all over Twitter today morning, BJP.com was redirecting to Congress website. NDTV’s article on this matter has lot of confusion and it’s quite unclear. So, I thought of doing some research on the this.
- Whois information for bjp.com is protected, so we don’t know who has the domain. According to me, it’s neither with BJP nor with Congress since domain is now parked on Sedo, domain marketplace. Current owner *might* be looking to sell it off.
- Domain was first registered on 30th October 1997 and has been renewed till 29th October 2016!
- As per the cache on “Internet Wayback Machine”, domain was with “Brighton Journal of Philosophy” till July 2008.
- In August 2008, there was a blog in the same domain. Unfortunately Wayback Machine doesn’t have any cache of website after that.
Apparently it doesn’t look like Congress has done anything here, I don’t understand why BJP sent a legal notice to congress!! One more interesting fact is BJPs official website is http://bjp.org, not bjp.com. It looks more like somebody did it for fun and couldn’t take the heat once it got main stream attention. That’s what I think, what do you think!!?