IT whiz offers PM his website back
A digital whiz who took over Prime Minister Scott Morrison's personal website and uploaded the song 'Scotty Doesn't Know' has vowed to hand it back.
The Melbourne man has emailed Mr Morrison's office with a clear message: "I don't want anything bad to come from it. Could you please get in contact to arrange a transfer of the domain back to you."
Jack Genesin is taking responsibility for claiming the website scottmorrison.com.au for $50 after the license lapsed overnight.
The company who Mr Genesin works for, Digital Eagles, has posted a story saying the takeover highlights the dangers of allowing domain licenses to expire.
"The important thing is that it was purchased by someone who won't use it to cause harm."
A Google search for Mr Morrison's website still comes up with sub-categories of prime minister, electorate of Cook and local and federal news.
But on entering the website all that shows is a smiling picture of Mr Morrison, along with an option to play the rock song by American band Lustra.
The song about cheating became famous after being included in the 2004 teen comedy EuroTrip.
Hollywood star Matt Damon makes a cameo in the film posing as the band's frontman and singing the opening line: "Scotty doesn't know that Fiona and me do it in my van every Sunday."
All content from the prime minister's original website has been shifted across to a new domain scottmorrisonmp.com.au.
A representative for Mr Morrison told AAP the domain expiry was caused by an issue with a "third-party", but the original website is expected to be back up and running in coming days.
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