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  • Blackstone Group says it “sucks”

    1. BY - Jan 10, 2012
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    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.)

    blackstonesucks.com
    blackstonegroupsucks.com
    theblackstonegroupsucks.com
    schwarzmansucks.com
    stephenschwarzmansucks.com
    stevenschwarzmansucks.com
    steveschwarzmansucks.com

    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.

3 Comments
  • Nice grab Andrew! I just found your comments from the NYT Dealbook email.

  • what you see here is corps starting to get domain savvy..you are seeing a defensive registration here. do you know anything about the blackstone group? its where x politicans go..they have a multi billion dollar investment portfolio use their political connections for financial gain…take advantage of market conditions…if you ck out the blackstone group its a whos who of who..there is not one idiot involved with the blackstone group.you can recogize everyone whos involved. the blackstone goup is the anti goldman saks

  • so many other combos on his name they don’t own like “steveschwarzman.com” etc, they’ll all turn into hate domains

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