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Hosting the politicians

Call me weird - but I like to know where people host their sites. When I get a link to a nice-looking site, I’ll get there and think, “Hmm, I wonder where they host.”

Part of this curiosity probably stems from being a server administrator. I’ve used seven different dedicated server providers before along with 5 different VPS providers. There’s quite a few shared hosters thrown into the mix as well. I like to know which companies that people use when they have a site that is tremendously vital to their everyday lives.

Without further ado, here’s some of the politicians’ hosters that I’ve found (in alphabetical order):

Bob Barr - Rackspace (67.192.188.81)

Hillary Clinton - Rackspace (72.32.103.48)

John Edwards - Internap (70.42.42.155)

Rudy Giuliani - Core NAP (64.20.231.77)

Mike Gravel - Media Temple (64.13.237.176)

Mike Huckabee - HostMySite (208.112.83.62)

Alan Keyes - ThePlanet (74.52.145.91)

John McCain - Smartech Corporation (64.203.107.147)

Ralph Nader - FutureQuest (69.5.9.21)

Barack Obama - Pair Networks (66.39.143.229)

Ron Paul - Rackspace (74.205.22.51)

Bill Richardson - Engine Yard (65.74.179.43)

Mitt Romney - Rackspace (72.32.175.83)