OKLAHOMA CITY – A nail-biter of a runoff congressional election in Georgia this week called in favor of two Democrat challengers to the Republican incumbents, and securing control of Senate chamber.
As reported in Georgia’s largest newspaper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, on Wednesday, the “stunning victories” by Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock “will shape President-elect Joe Biden’s administration and transform the state’s political landscape.”
America’s eyes have been on the Peach State over the past nine weeks. Ossoff, who defeated incumbent U.S. Sen. David Perdue, and Warnock, who defeated incumbent U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, will become Georgia’s first-ever Black and Jewish U.S. senators, respectively.
The Warnock and Ossoff addition to the Senate clarifies the fact that the Democrats now control the U.S. Senate for the next two years in the 117th U.S. Congress.
That said, this race is part of the most expensive congressional election in U.S. history and so VPN. com, which held the website GeorgiaRunoff.com, was pleased to announce that that domain name was sold through GoDaddy.com, according to Globe Newswire.
VPN.com CEO Michael Gargiulo said this week about the sale, congratulating both buyer and seller and saying, “With hundreds of millions of dollars invested in both Georgia Runoff elections, there is no better timing for a domain like this ... (w)e are happy to see the nonpartisan voting information on the new site (GeorgiaRunoff.com) provides unbiased information relating to the ... Runoff elections for the two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia.”
This domain name sale is the most politically influential domain name sale of the decade because this Georgia Runoff will determine which party controls the American Senate majority, congressional lawmaking focus, and COVID-19 stimulus approval through 2022.
With control of the Senate having been up for grabs and the General Election still being reviewed by Congress, it’s unsurprising that campaigners set new records for spending in mid-December, as Globe Newswire noted this week.
The outcome will have a profound impact on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ tenure over the next four years, assuming the new Congress will confirm all state electoral votes for a Democratic victory over President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence this week.
With Democrats having been confirmed as winning both Georgia Runoff elections, they will have 50 Senators and with incoming Vice President Kamala Harris effectively breaking any tie vote. This would give the Democratic Party control of the Senate, House of Representatives and Presidency.
Meanwhile, this isn’t the first political foray for VPN. com in Georgia politics or political domain name sales. In October 2020, VPN CEO Michael Gargiulo met with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Attorney General Chris Carr, Democratic Representative Vernon Jones, Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and Vice President of The Trump Organization, Donald Trump Jr.
In 2018, Georgia State Rep. Colton Moore approached VPN.com for a stealth acquisition of the domain name, BrianKemp.com, for Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp. During the Governor’s campaign, the previous owner of the domain redirected the domain name to opposing candidate Stacy Abrams’ campaign website, a large and common risk with premium celebrity domain names and also why Rep. Moore turned to VPN.com for assistance.
“On behalf of the entire team at VPN.com, we’d like to wish everyone a healthy, Happy New Year and a safe and accurate election outcome,” Gargiulo said. “As a top domain broker, we’re not just here for politicians, we help entrepreneurs, celebrities, musicians, universities and even Super Bowlers find their luxury domain name on the Internet. Our team of experienced domain brokers connect you with only the best.”