Carly Fiorina is already facing possible embarrassment on her first day as a presidential hopeful. The same morning the former Hewlett-Packard CEO announced her presidential campaign, a new website appeared making it clear that she failed to secure ownership of CarlyFiorina.org before her re-entry into the public consciousness.
Someone – exactly who isn't yet clear – pointed out on the site's home page that Fiorina failed to register the seemingly obvious domain name, leaving it open to opportunists. “Carly Fiorina failed to register this domain,” says the page. “So I'm using it to tell you how many people she laid off at Hewlett-Packard.”
The message is followed by 30,000 frown faces, one for each of the former HP employees who were shown the door during Fiorina's time in charge of the technology company from 1999 to 2005.
The domain is registered to Contact Privacy Inc., a privacy service that enables users to register websites anonymously.
The blunder was quickly noticed on Twitter, with users mocking Fiorina's ineptitude as she has touted her technology experience as proof she'd be a qualified president.
â€” CryptoWheel (@emptywheel) May 4, 2015
Hard to make url squatting fun but this works! http://t.co/7KkNrl4RIG
â€” LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) May 4, 2015
To her credit, http://t.co/Oxlmk2ej8C is very tech forward.
â€” Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) May 4, 2015
Fiorina's actual campaign website can be found at CarlyforPresident.com.