A Convicted Felon Registered A Bunch Of Trump-Related Domains In Asia

Joseph "Joey No Socks" Cinque's American Academy of Hospitality Sciences appears to have listed the Trump Organization's general counsel as the email contact for the sites.

A firm whose president was convicted of a felony in the 1980s — and President-elect Donald Trump — appears to have registered at least two dozen web domains in Asia using Trump's name and properties.

The group has awarded Trump's establishments several such plaques but, as the Associated Press has reported, roughly half of the group's thirty trustees are friends or business associates of Trump.

Cinque himself has recently been in the news for his appearance at Trump's New Year's Eve party at his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago.

At Trump's pay-for-access party on NYE, he gave his remarks next to Joey "No Socks" Cinque, a known associate of Jo… https://t.co/WUw2Dsv6i6

In a video of the event, obtained by the Palm Springs Daily News, Cinque can be seen next to Trump fist-pumping as the president-elect pledges to cut taxes and dismantle Obamacare.

In May, Trump told the AP that he was not close to Cinque and that he was unaware of his criminal background. “If a guy’s going to give you an award, you take it,” Trump said at the time. “You don’t tend to look up his whole life story.”

The connection between the AAHS and Trump Organization apparently extends to Asia, where several domains with keywords for Trump properties and families members are registered.

In the who.is information for these sites, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences is clearly listed as the registrant of the domain, though no sites have been built that direct to them.

Aside from sites related to Trump’s businesses, such as TrumpWorldTower.asia, sites using Trump’s grown children’s names are also registered under the AAHS’s name.

And some of the purchases go back as far as 2008, with the Trump Organization's general counsel listed as the email point of contact.

These are among the domains that have been purchased by the AAHS:

donaldjtrumpjr.asia

donaldtrump.asia

donaldtrumpjr.asia

dontrumpjr.asia

erictrump.asia

ivankatrump.asia

ivankamtrump.asia

maralagoclub.asia

residencesattrumpnationalgolfclub.asia

thedonald.asia

themaralagoclub.asia

theresidencesattrumpnationalgolfclub.asia

thetrumporganization.asia

thetrumpspa.asia

thetrumpworldtower.asia

tihtbeijing.com

tihtguangzhou.com

tihtshenzen.com

trumpfinancial.asia

trumpspa.asia

trumptowerbeijing.com

trumptowerguangzhou.com

trumpworldtower.asia

A lawyer with the AAHS on Friday confirmed that the group purchased the domains — but that they'd been handed over to the Trump Organization.