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It is sad to see the devastation in Houston, Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. People living in the fourth most populated city in the United States are facing serious problems as flooding has spread throughout the area, causing catastrophic property damage and loss of life.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the owner of Houston.com (Domain Capital) is doing what it can to help the American Red Cross raise critical funds for victims of the hurricane. If you visit Houston.com, you can see a message letting people know how they can help those in need in Houston:

Help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation

I am sure Houston.com is receiving a considerable bump in traffic from people who are either looking to read news or updates about the city of Houston or from people who are looking to help those in need. It is good to see a company use a domain name like this to help others.


About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.


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Comments (7)

    todd

    I see them using it as the optimal time to market a name that is for sale. Everybody sees things differently I suppose.

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    August 28th, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      Elliot Silver

      That article about the domain name being for sale was from two years ago (November of 2015).

      They could easily put up a “for sale” landing page to capitalize on the traffic and interest in Houston, but I applaud them for using the domain name to help others in need.

      I am sure there will be a time and place to sell Houston.com, and DC is doing to right thing (in my opinion).

      In reply to todd | August 28th, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      todd

      So you don’t think it’s possible that there is a secondary motive? If you’re talking about it then I’m sure there will be a lot of other people talking about it and not only in the domaining world. Perfect timing is all I’m saying.

      In reply to Elliot Silver | August 28th, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I am not really following what you’re saying.

      I think Houston.com is being used in a great way that benefits the those in need. I’m not really understanding why there is any question about this at all.

      I only wrote about it because it is not everyday you see this type of thing. A lot of domain owners would add or keep a for sale or parked landing page. Nothing wrong with doing that but I think it is great to see how the domain name is being used in light of this catastrophic situation.

      In reply to todd | August 28th, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      R P

      No its not perfect timing. There is real devastation going on in Houston. I see no attempt at commercialization/profit. Only thing questionable is your comment. As a 5th generation Texan born and raised in Houston will say you are completely out of line.

      Elliot thank you for showing how domains are being used to help save lives, regardless of who owns the domain.

      In reply to todd | August 28th, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Hans

      a new conspiracy theory?

      In reply to todd | August 29th, 2017 at 5:04 am

      Todd

      Perfect timing was a poor choice of words and I apologize for that.

      In reply to R P | August 29th, 2017 at 8:31 am

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