July 25th, 2007
03:55 PM ET
7 years ago

Bloomberg 2008 Web domain raises questions

Bloomberg’s personal Web site.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Web address www.mike2008.com may redirect readers to Michael Bloomberg’s personal Web site, but it shouldn’t be seen as a sign the New York City mayor is considering a White House bid, a Bloomberg spokesman tells CNN.

The New York Daily News reported the site’s existence Wednesday, but Stu Loser, a spokesman for the mayor, told CNN the domain name was originally purchased in 2005, along with several other domain names - including mike2005.com and mike2007.com.

Loser said Bloomberg’s staff purchased the domain names to prevent cybersquatting, the practice of buying a domain name that includes a trademark belonging to another person or company with the intent to sell at a high profit.

Loser noted the domain name has redirected to Bloomberg’s site for months and contended the Daily News report contains no new information.

Bloomberg, who officially dropped his Republican Party affiliation in June and has long been rumored to be considering an independent White House bid, re-launched his personal Web site in May.

- CNN's Jacki Schechner and Eric Weisbrod

Filed under: Michael Bloomberg
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. James, Phoenix AZ

    Why is it mayors from NY think they're all qualified to be President? You'd think they'd take a shot at being Governor first?

    Sure Mike – take a run. Granted you won't votes from die-hard republicans or democrats. But I hear McCain is looking to endorse someone – maybe you can pick up his few dozen supporters!

    July 25, 2007 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  2. Lou, NYC, NY

    IMHO, the Mayor is more qualified than any of the candidates. He has pushed policy through at the local level where national and state leaders have failed. If only more Governors ran their states as pragmatically as the Mayor runs the city!

    July 25, 2007 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  3. Naomi, San Diego, CA

    Hello, people. Bloomberg is obviously trying to garner support for his presidental run. Put 2 and 2 together. He's a politican, so he'll tell you what you want to hear, but without a doubt, he's running for president.

    July 25, 2007 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  4. James, Brooklyn, NY

    Well he's certainly doomed anyway if his spokesman's name is Stu LOSER!

    July 26, 2007 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |