Thursday, November 14, 2013

C. Ray disappear: Nagin's website vanishes when domain expires

Posted By on Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 3:56 PM

click to enlarge Now you see him, now you don't: Former Mayor Ray Nagin's website, which touted his services as an author and "recevery expert," vanished from the Web this week when its domain name expired.
  • Now you see him, now you don't: Former Mayor Ray Nagin's website, which touted his services as an author and "recevery expert," vanished from the Web this week when its domain name expired.


Looking to hire former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin as a “recovery expert”? You’ll have to track him down in person. Nagin’s website, craynagin.com, which was established in 2009 to tout the former mayor as “author, public speaker, recovery expert and green advocate,” went offline this week when the domain expired and was not renewed.

The website, which was registered to Register.com by the Jacksonville, Fla.-based “Domain Discreet Privacy Service,” was first established in 2009. When the first volume of Nagin’s memoirs, Katrina's Secrets, was self-published in 2011, the website served as a portal for book purchases and publicity.

As of Nov. 13, all that remained on craynagin.com was a placeholder with a stock photograph links to various book-club searches and a link to “bid on this domain name now.”

Shannon Hipson, a “domain monetization sales representative” for register.com, responded to Gambit's query about the price and availability of craynagin.com with a brief email: “I’m very sorry but this domain name you mentioned is not for sale.”

Nagin is set to go on trial for federal corruption charges Jan. 27. The trial already has been delayed twice. 

click to enlarge Nagin's original website.
  • Nagin's original website.

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