Michael Bloomberg Owns A Lot Of .NYC Domains -- And Some Of Them Are Pretty Amusing

Michael Bloomberg Owns A Lot Of .NYC Domains -- And Some Of Them Are Pretty Amusing
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg smiles prior to be conferred with the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur by France's Foreign minister Laurent Fabius, at the Quai d'Orsay, in Paris. Michael Bloomberg is a knight _ but he wonât be Sir Mike. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has bestowed an honorary knighthood on the billionaire businessman and former New York mayor. The British government said Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, that Bloomberg was made "an Honorary Knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" in recognition of his "prodigious entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors" and his work to strengthen trans-Atlantic ties. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg smiles prior to be conferred with the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur by France's Foreign minister Laurent Fabius, at the Quai d'Orsay, in Paris. Michael Bloomberg is a knight _ but he wonât be Sir Mike. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has bestowed an honorary knighthood on the billionaire businessman and former New York mayor. The British government said Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, that Bloomberg was made "an Honorary Knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" in recognition of his "prodigious entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors" and his work to strengthen trans-Atlantic ties. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Michael Bloomberg critics may be disappointed to learn that they won't be able to use BloombergFail.nyc to slam the former mayor. That's because Bloomberg owns BloombergFail.nyc and a host of other domain names.

A law firm representing the former three-term New York City mayor bought up hundreds of .nyc domains last month, Domain Name Wire reported Monday.

There are the domain names you'd expect (mayormichaelbloomberg.nyc and bloombergphilanthropy.nyc) and names that heap praise on the former mayor (americalovesbloomberg.nyc and mikekicksbutt.nyc.) But the law firm, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, also bought up a series of negative domain names, seemingly in an effort to pre-empt Internet trolls and Bloomberg critics from buying the domains themselves.

There are, for example, 13 domain names dealing specifically with Bloomberg's height, including:

  • BloombergIsAShortjew.nyc
  • BloombergIsTooShort.nyc
  • MichaelBloombergIsTooShortToBePresident.nyc
  • MikeIsAShortJew.nyc

At least two domain names dealing with Bloomberg essentially having bought a third term as mayor:

  • EmperorBloomberg.nyc
  • KingBloomberg.nyc

At least four domains containing a certain expletive:

  • FuckBloomberg.nyc
  • FuckMichaelBloomberg.nyc
  • FuckMikeBloomberg.nyc
  • FuckMike.nyc

And then a slew of other hilarious domains, including:

  • ScrewMikeBloomberg.nyc.
  • BloombergIsALoser.nyc
  • BloombergIsAnAss.nyc
  • BloombergIsAnIdiot.nyc
  • BloombergIsAWeiner.nyc
  • BloombergIsTooRich.nyc
  • BloombergBlows.nyc
  • GetALifeMike.nyc
  • BloombergMoron.nyc

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP didn't immediately respond to The Huffington Post's request for comment Tuesday, but a representative for Bloomberg told Business Insider that "this appears to be overly-aggressive legal due diligence, and we're only keeping the straightforward addresses."

You can read the entire, glorious list of Bloomberg domains here.

Bloomberg announced the creation of the .nyc domain last year, when he was still mayor. He said it would allow local businesses and residents to "identify themselves as connected to New York City, one of the world's strongest and most prestigious brands."

Registration for .nyc domains started this summer and is available only to those with a physical address in the five boroughs. You can register your very own domain here.

Note: Some language in this post has been amended.

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