How The Woman Who Owned Katrina.com Started Helping Victims

from the some-good-in-a-sea-of-bad dept

As the stories coming from the Hurricane Katrina aftermath just keep getting worse and worse, it was no surprise at all to hear that online scammers had already set up shop and were doing everything possible to trick people out of their money. Some are, of course, registering domain names with Katrina in them to trick people into thinking they're legit. However, the domain Katrina.com has been owned for many years by a web designer in Virginia. With so many people visiting the site and calling her, she realized that she could help, and quickly set up the site as a central resource for relatives trying to find each other. She's also turned down offers for thousands of dollars from opportunistic web brokers trying to profit off of the situation. With so much emphasis on all of the bad stuff coming out of this disaster, it's good to hear a story of someone doing the right thing.

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    alternatives, 4 Sep 2005 @ 10:40pm

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    it's good to hear a story of someone doing the right thing.

    NPR reported an offer of $500,000.00 for the domain name. Personally, I'd have sold off the domain name for that amount, and used the money to buy land far, far away from the coasts.

    I have no idea if selling the domain would be 'the right thing', but buying the land would be 'the right thing' for me.

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