Scottmorrison.com.au – the official website of Australia’s current prime minister – has been brazenly purchased by an internet prankster for $50. It appears the PM’s social media team forgot to renew the domain name.
The site has since been stripped of all content and now plays the punk ditty ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’ on a loop over a picture of Scott’s smiling face. Wow. Just… wow.
The embarrassing website switcheroo was spotted late last night by the Melbourne-based author Tom Taylor.
“Apparently, the Prime Minister forgot to renew his website and it expired today.
Some guy bought it for 50 bucks. Now it just plays the punk song, ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’ by Lustra,” Tylor explained.
Apparently, the Prime Minister forgot to renew his website and it expired today.
Some guy bought it for 50 bucks.
Now it just plays the punk song, 'Scotty Doesn't Know' by Lustra.https://t.co/NA1SksHoNO#Auspol
— Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) October 18, 2018
(This isn’t a gag. The tweet checks out – see for yourself.)
Previously, the website above contained a profile on Morrison, details about his electorate and information on grants and funding.
Facebook user Jack Genesin has taken credit for the takeover in a public post that has quickly gone viral.
So, the PM forgot to renew his website and it expired today…
Most fun I’ve had with $50 in a long time.
We don’t want to get too political on this blog, but I think we can agree this is piss-poor website management from the bloke who’s running the country.
In any event, it’s a reminder to always renew your website domain names before they expire. This goes doubly if you happen to be a public figure. Like the Prime Minister of Australia, for example.
If you’re reading Scott, here are some good web hosting companies to consider for your next website. Maybe choose the auto-renew option this time.
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