Blackstone group registers “sucks” domains for its name and its chairman.
Private equity giant Blackstone Group thinks it sucks.
That’s the only plausible explanation for seven recent domain name registrations by the company. (OK, so they were actually defensive domain registrations.)
Stephen Schwarzman is the co-founder and chairman of Blackstone Group.
Of course, Blackstone and many similar PE firms are getting some negative attention since the last financial meltdown and an outcry about favorable PE tax treatment.
Blackstone’s defensive domain name registrations remind me of action taken by Bank of America in 2010. The company registered hundreds of “sucks” domains for its executives and board members.
Update: I noticed Blackstone registered domains for one of its subsidiaries, Park Hill Group, as well. It registered ParkHillSucks.com and ParkHillGroupSucks.com. Also, they just registered the name of its vice chairman, ByronWienSucks.com and the typo ByronWeinWucks.com.