At Cindy Miller Communications we don’t do politics, but this social media issue is too good to pass up. Ted Cruz may have checked the “run for president” box off of his bucket list, but he forgot to check a few boxes before his announcement. Like owning your name on the Internet. When setting your goals to become a lead public figure it is important to be prepared and cover your name. If not, other people get to do it for you.
The Texas Senator had a rude awakening after he announced his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential Election without owning his name online. TedCruz.com and TedCruzForAmerica.com will not likely be where his team sends people to learn more about the candidate since one is clearly in support of immigration reform and the other redirects you to HealthCare.gov. Not the typical things Cruz and his team have been promoting. Had Cruz or one of his staff been proactive they would have done what is necessary to obtain these domains well beforehand and continued to look for other opportunities to own the name on the Internet. If you think it is hard to cover your name now just wait until the number of generic top-level domains such as .com and .net increases later this year.
If you went to TedCruzForAmerica.com you were redirected here.