No, I didn’t think so either. Which makes the case of the Yes2AV.org domain name a little curious.
Check the official records and you find that it is registered to Matthew Elliott, not the Australian cricketer but the man from the Taxpayers’ Alliance who is going to head up the “no” campaign for the AV referendum. Also listed is on the registration is Andy Whitehouse, complete with his Taxpayers’ Alliance email address.
If you are campaigning for a “no”, having a domain name with a “yes” just might cause some confusion, don’t you think?
Here’s what the No2AV campaign said to me about this:
The online campaign will obviously be an important aspect of this referendum, so Matthew naturally bought several website addresses, using his personal credit card, to reach different audiences. Matthew bought the domain names before he accepted the invitation to become Campaign Director and therefore used his colleague Andy as the technical contact. Sadly not all the No2AV sites were available, so we look forward to seeing what appears on the others as the campaign unfolds.
“Naturally” isn’t exactly the word I would have chosen…