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Tue Mar 31, 2015, 06:04 AM

Exclusive: Activist Buys Domains Of Indiana Lawmakers Who Passed Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Portland based writer and gay activist Konrad Juengling is among many thousands of people across the country expressing their outrage at the recent "religious freedom" law passed in Indiana that gives businesses a license to discriminate against the LGBTQ community under the guise of protecting people of faith.

But Juengling decided to take a unique approach to protesting.

In the past several months the trend of purchasing internet domains for prominent individuals or companies by members of the public has become explosively popular, according to a report by the Daily Herald. For example, after Ted Cruz became the first major Republican to declare his 2016 presidential candidacy, the domains tedcruz.com, tedcruzforamerica.com, and tedcruz.ca were all purchased, not by Ted Cruz, but by members of the public who have thus far mostly used the domains to display or link to messages that support President Obama, the Democratic party, and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). All of which Cruz opposes.

When it comes to internet domains, which are regulated by the nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), anyone is free to purchase them. That's because there are very little legal restrictions regarding this matter at the current time.

"You can register anything you want in a domain name," Karl Kronenberger, a partner at the Internet law firm Kronenberger Rosenfeld, told the Daily Herald.

Read more: http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/thomasalberts/portland_man_buys_domains_for_indiana_representatives

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