Salon has an article today about the debasement of Martin Luther King, Jr by the white supremacist group Stormfront at the URL www.martinlutherking.org. That’s the interesting thing about URLs. In some ways, they’re just a location, like a street address or phone number, but unlike those arbitrary identifiers, they do say something about the content found there in a direct way. I wouldn’t dare argue that Stormfront shouldn’t be allowed to own that URL or use it in the way that they do, instead I would caution people to be careful not to read anything into a site’s content based on the URL that they possess. Some people more effectively hide their motives than the leadbrained Nazis from Stormfront.