WINDOSR, Ontario (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Americans, directing your web browser to teaparty.com probably expect to find strident political messages about the founding fathers and constitutional issues rather than the web home of a Canadian prog pock band, however they'd be wrong. As the front page of the site says, "No politics, just Rock And Roll."
First registered in 1993, the band likely had little idea what the name Tea Party would come to symbolize in U.S. political discourse and now, the band is considering selling the domain.
"So much damage has been done to our name by the political movement that we're considering selling," Tea Party bassist Stuart Chatwood told Bloomberg Businessweek.
While the band's reputation may have been damaged, their ownership of the domain name might serve as a palliative and some experts are suggesting that Teaparty.com might realize as much as $1 million at auction.
While the band claims that they would prefer not to sell to a tea-party affiliated buyer, they didn't rule the idea out. "We've got families." they told Businessweek. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers