What Is Joe 30330? Biden’s ‘Website’ Redirects to ‘Josh for America’

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During the closing statements of the Democratic debate on July 31, everyone tried to plug their websites. Joe Biden was no exception, but he stumbled a lot on his words and sent people to the wrong place. Biden mentioned 30330, but that isn’t actually his website.

In his closing statement Biden said: “If you agree with me, go to Joe 30330.”

Immediately after he made the statement, there were no domains at Joe30330.com (but that has since changed.) Joe Biden’s website is actually JoeBiden.com.

It looks like Biden got his text message mixed up with his website.

If you text JOE to 30330, you can follow Biden’s campaign. So it seems that Biden got his website and text message mixed up.

But now someone has taken over the Joe30330.com domain since Biden’s closing message. The website now redirects to JoshForAmerica.com.

JoshForAmerica

This appears to just be a parody site about “Josh” who is running on the platform of no homework for college students.

Josh for America Exploratory Committee AnnouncementToday, I'm launching my exploratory committee for the 2020 Presidential Race.2019-04-01T20:46:42.000Z

And the donate page of JoshforAmerica suggests that visitors donate to Pete Buttigieg’s campaign.

JoshforAmerica

They wrote:

We’re flattered about your interest in donating to our campaign! Unfortunately we’re still having trouble resolving a process issue where ActBlue thinks our campaign is “not legitimate.” We’re sure this issue will be resolved quickly, but in the meantime, please feel free to donate to our good friend Pete Buttigieg’s campaign.

Pete’s really a guy who knows how to stand up for American values, and, were I not running myself, I’d for sure be voting for him.

Hey! If Joe Biden sent you here, we just want to make something clear: we’re not affiliated with any presidential campaign. We’re just having some good fun (maybe a little bit at the expense of Joe) :).”

That’s some pretty quick editing, picking up on Biden’s mistake at the close of the Democratic debate. The WhoIs entry for Joe30330.com indicates the website was created on August 1, 2019 and that the domain was never registered before.

Some tweets indicated that it might have briefly redirected to Buttigieg’s site.

Heavy never observed the redirect to Buttigieg’s site and only saw the domain not existing at first and then redirecting to JoshforAmerica.

Josh’s website is certainly getting a lot of hits tonight.

It appears that Josh for America won the debate tonight.