Oh Dear. Scott Morrison’s Website Has Been Taken Over By Trolls

Oh Dear. Scott Morrison’s Website Has Been Taken Over By Trolls
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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.

(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.

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  • See it as a person who has too much time on their hands to check when the pm website is due for renewal and then take control on it. Also not the biggest drama he has to deal with unless he changed the page to a porno page. Although yes bad management on the side of not keeping an eye on renewing and choosing not to auto-renew so you don’t have this issue.

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