Domain Name Auction for AMERICANS.COM Stirs Interest Among Political Action Committees from Both Sides of the Aisle

LOS ANGELES – September 6th, 2009 – Marksmen announced that the online auction for the premium domain name AMERICANS.COM has been gaining attention from various political action committees from both left and right-leaning organizations. This interest-level is fueled by the growing role the internet plays in the success of elections as evidenced in the Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, “One in three internet users forwarded political content to others. Indeed, the sharing of political content (whether writing and commentary or audio and video clips) increased notably over the course of the 2008 election cycle. While young adults led the way in many political activities, seniors were highly engaged in forwarding political content to their friends and family members.”

As the presidential election season begins gaining steam this coming week with both the upcoming Republican debate and President Obama’s much-anticipated speech on jobs, several groups are vying for the opportunity to reach voters with a brand that transverses generations and affiliations – especially on the web.

The auction is being held in partnership with and now through September 20th. Details can be found at:

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