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The Domain Name Game

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Bergen County, New Jersey (My9NJ) - With bridgegate blowing up, New Jerseyans are looking deeper into possible political corruption and behind the scenes dealings in New Jersey politics.

Now, there is another brewing controversy happening in Bergen County, where county adjuster Jack Carbone is being criticized for buying websites featuring possible political opponents names.

Freeholder Tracy Zur, Surrogate Michael Dressler and County Clerk John Hogan all found out their names had been purchased after media began calling them about it.

In published reports Carbone said he meant no harm to anyone and would turn over the names if asked.

Bergen County Clerk John Hogan said that he’s not buying Mr. Carbone’s excuse that he just buys website domains as a hobby.

"My fear is that it may have gone down to the lowest level of political activity which we saw so many years ago during Watergate. I just hope that's not it, I'm going to take him at his word," he said.

It’s interesting to note that John Hogan is a Democrat while Jack Carbone’s a Republican who has been named as a possible candidate for county executive.

Buying domain names of opponents isn’t new to the Garden State. In fact, the same David Wildstein who’s involved with bridgegate was identified earlier this year having purchased web domains featuring Christie’s gubernatorial challenger Barbara Buono.

So far the websites haven’t been used negatively but several New Jersey officials are now asking why opponents would purchase their names if they didn’t intend to use them?

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