As I was randomly glancing over stats for Generic Domain Finder early today, I noticed something very interesting on the new “Real Time” view. The “Real Time” – Overview page shows a live view of all of the visitors to a site, along with a map view that shows the actual geographic location of those visitors.
Usually when you mouse over one of those orange dots on the map, it tells you the actual city name of that visitor. It’s fun to look at now and then, since a website can really get visitors from cities around the world that you’ve never heard of before.
This time, when I put my mouse over the dot, I was surprised to see that the visitor was actually from the Whitehouse. Take a look:
Obviously president Obama has been in tune with the power of the Internet as a way to reach a younger demographic, and it was very instrumental in securing his election back in 2008. With the election just around the corner, perhaps he’s researching a few more great domains, to add additional firepower in some key swing states? The president is certainly a very crafty man, and it seems he may be trying to harness the power of direction navigation traffic to sway the election!
Another possibility is that there’s some interest in domain names as an investment. The name obama.org attracted quite a bit of interest when it was auctioned through Namejet last August. With the name pulling in $2,800 in the end.
The president obviously has some cash for investment, thanks to the healthy royalty payments from the two books that he has written. Perhaps some of that will be used to buy domain names?