Hurricane Sandy also known as Frankenstorm is considered as one of the strongest and most damaging hurricanes to hit in the U.S. history. It estimated damage is in billions of dollars and has claimed hundreds of lives from New York to New Jersey and other states and destroyed the historical and tourist spot boardwalk empire.
The destruction caused by hurricane Sandy is being covered in the news world wide until now and it is probably one of the reasons why there is a surge in domain registrations related to the devastating storm. Some of the registered sites are currently parked domains and links to weather related websites – some are legitimate and some are probably for networking and affiliate / internet marketing purposes. We hope that most of the domains are used to help those in need and I hope they get them at a discount and use a godaddy coupon for each domain.
The domain registrations started as early as last week and continues after the aftermath of the hurricane. Here are some newly registered domain names related to Hurricane Sandy:
When tragedy happens like hurricane Sandy, online support like web help desk can change someone’s life or help a community survive but cyber-squatters often takes advantage by registering domain names with keywords related to hurricane Sandy or a few years ago, the hurricane Katrina hoping it will lure lots of visitors trying to find information but ends up clicking to affiliate sites for traffic and monetary purposes.
Be careful when visiting hurricane Sandy relief site asking for donations for it may be one of those parked domains. Make sure to visit only legitimate sites or websites being aired in news stations as legit sites. You can also check hurricane Sandy relief sites in Red Cross and U.S. government websites.