Tax prep company registers derogatory domains as the public dials up the heat.
Millions of Americans just finished filing their taxes. Many of them used Intuit’s TurboTax to figure out how much they owed and file their return.
Over the past month, it surfaced that Intuit and other tax preparation companies lobbied Congress in an effort to get a new bill preventing the IRS from providing free software to calculate taxes. They also hid their free file page from search engines. People don’t like Intuit.
So it might not come as a surprise that Intuit is going on a defensive domain name registration binge. Here are some of the domain names the company just registered:
- F*ckSasanGodarzi.com (Intuit’s CEO is Sasan Godarzi)
Registering domain names to keep them out of the hands of haters is an age-old practice. But it’s impossible to register all variations of disparaging terms, especially with hundreds of top level domains to choose from.
Here’s a full list of the domains that Intuit just registered:
f*ckbradsmith.com (former CEO)