Despite being extremely active on social media, President Jair Bolsonaro and three of his politician sons do not own internet domains in their name. When trying to access www.jairbolsonaro.com.br and its variants, users land on pages that do not work. Most of them were bought by opponents following non-payment of the annual domain fee of 40 BRL (7 USD).
In late August, Justice Minister Anderson Torres called for an investigation into the website www.bolsonaro.com.br, which posted satirical and critical content against the president – including comparisons to Adolf Hitler and the devil. The estate had been purchased by a businessman from the southern city of Curitiba who rejects the president.
The Brazilian report found that the people involved are already summoned for hearings by the federal police.
This Wednesday, the website bearing the name of Senator Flávio Bolsonaro became available for sale, but the process was postponed until next month because there were ten interested buyers. At this stage, the provider only sells the domain name when there is only one interested party. If that doesn’t happen for three months, the domain goes up for auction, with bids starting at 50 BRL.
This happened with the bolsonaro.com.br domain, which ended up being sold for over BRL 20,000 after a series of offers. This only happens when the original owner does not pay the annuity for more than nine months.
Other websites, such as those named after First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro and Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro, also feature critical content. The first shows a photo of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the incumbent president’s electoral opponent, and the second a message that directs to Lula’s Twitter page. The post features a screenshot of a photo of the former president on the beach enjoyed by Eduardo, and captioned “Even Bolsonaro’s son likes it.”
Carlos Bolsonaro’s page was bought by a supporter in August. The page displays a message that the site has been recovered and wishes to be donated to the Rio de Janeiro City Councilman. There is a QR Code for Carlos to contact the owner, but it hasn’t been done yet.
“So far, Carlos hasn’t contacted me, can you believe that? He must be quite busy with other things. I even met Eduardo Bolsonaro a few days ago and asked him to speak with Carlos, but so far Carlos has not given me the data to transfer the domain,” said the current owner of the site. , Rafael Patrick. The Brazilian report.
A specialist in buying and reselling domains, Mr Patrick won’t reveal the price he paid for the site, but says it was “pretty expensive”.
Currently, the only official website of the Bolsonaro family is verdadesdebolsonaro.com.br, registered under the name of the president’s party, the Liberal Party, and which mainly contains material critical of Lula.