Washington (CNN) – Some may think it was a gutsy move.
When you go to the website gutsycall.com, you are automatically directed to President Obama's re-election site. But who is behind it? No one is claiming credit.
The re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee are adamant they are not responsible. "We in fact do not own that domain nor we do know who does," an official with the re-election campaign tells CNN. "Neither the DNC nor the campaign bought the URL in question," a Democratic National Committee official tells CNN. Both officials refused to speak on the record since both the campaign and the DNC are not commenting on the domain purchase.
What is unknown is whether a supporter of the President's did it on his or her own to laud the President or a detractor seeking to embarrass the campaign making it look like it was gloating.
When discussing his decision not to release the photos of the killing or burial of Osama bin Laden Mr. Obama said "we don't trot out this stuff as trophies….we don't need to spike the football."
Records show the name was acquired on May 4th but is registered as a private domain.
The Weekly Standard first reported the story.
Experts say it can be very hard to really track down who buys and owns such sites. To highlight that point and to dig at that publication for first reporting the story without including any allegations Democrats were behind the purchase, the Democratic National Committee bought the rights to the domain name www.weeklyNOstandards.com Democrats say too much attention is being paid to this story.
"There are serious issues that we should be focusing on right now ," DNC National Press Secretary Hari Sevugan says in a statement. "So the sooner we can put to bed these kinds of distractions that some prefer to trade in, the better."
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This story was updated at 2:12 p.m.