Storm's A-Comin: Board Up Your Windows And Buy Your Domain Names
from the getting-competitive dept
Apparently the domain name squatting business is getting pretty competitive. Traditionally, whenever a big news event happened, it wouldn't take long for scammers to jump in with domains related to the event. However, it seems that scammers are recognizing that after the event happens is too late these days. After a variety of scammers went after people last year following Hurricane Katrina, scammers this year are actively pre-registering domain names related to any hurricane that looks likely to cause some damage. No reason to wait around for the actual damage to occur -- especially with "domain kiting" allowing scammers to register domain names without any intention of paying for them, unless they actually become valuable later.