Earlier this year I might have mentioned that someone hijacked my Humboldt Shooter's Page domain, humboldtshooters.net. I got a call, yesterday, from someone in the Humboldt Taxpayer's League letting me know someone snagged the humboldttaxpayers.org domain, as well.
Boy, you snooze you lose. Doesn't seem to be any good way to keep track of five years gone by- five years is the term we bought that domain for. The guy was sitting right on top of it and, as soon as I let it expire, he snagged it.
I know these guys hijack domains to make money, but I can't figure out how they make money.
You pay money to get the domain. Then you'd have to hope the people whose domain you hijacked would be willing to pay big bucks to buy the domain back from you. I can't believe they actually make money from the links on the silly pages they direct the domain to.
What is it with these people and how are they making money?
As far as my Humboldt Shooters and Taxpayers League pages, they're still up on freeservers, the domain names just don't lead to them anymore. So, I had to go around and change the links with Humguide and everywhere else I had the pages listed.
Now I have to figure some way to remind myself to try and snag the domains back when the hijacker's term expires.