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Why presidential candidates should register all their domain names, Carly Fiorina edition

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, announced Monday that she'd run for the GOP presidential nomination. And a person or persons unknown has decided to welcome her to the race by launching carlyfiorina.org — a website filled with sad faces representing the layoffs she ordered during her tenure at HP. It's not only another domain blunder for a candidate, but also evidence of why it's often so hard for business executives to gain a foothold in politics.

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The site stretches on for quite a while, concluding with:

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It's not clear who registered the page — according to WhoIs.net, it appears to have been set up through a privacy protection service. However, this is nothing new for the GOP race — tedcruz.com currently hosts a message reading: "Support President Obama. Immigration Reform Now!"

Fiorina has never held elected office before (she lost a run for Senate in California in 2010), and isn't considered to have much of a shot at the presidential nomination. But she's bound to get some attention for being (so far) the only prominent woman in the crowded Republican field — and also for her business record.

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