Think cat ladies are behind the times? Think again. The Australian Cat Ladies are making headlines here in Australia with their brand-new website, AustralianChristianLobby.org. That’s right: these cat-aholics jumped on a dropped domains for Australian Catholics, and used it to draw attention to their own cause.
Dropped domains can be a quick and dirty way of gaining illegitimate PageRank and backlinks, but it can also be a way for opposing groups to get some much-desired media attention.
So the next time you let a domain name lapse, think for a moment about where it might wind up. And if you’re a political group in the habit of ignoring the many, many renewal notices sent by domain registrars, don’t be surprised if you’re the next target of the Australian Cat Ladies!