Domainers & Australian floods – Please donate!

As a followup to a post made on, I’m asking for all domainers to donate to the relief fund for the flood victims of Australia:

The catastrophic floods in Australia exceed in area 1 million square kilometers – or about 4 times the affected area of hurricane Katrina. It’s an area so vast that it matches the total size of Germany and France combined. It’s a catastrophe, especially since there is no indication the waters will recede soon.

A lot of bloggers asked for the image used on DomainGang to be made available in a smaller, more usable format. Feel free to use this new, WordPress-friendly 125×125 image to link to the Queensland relief fund.

Please also note that & Mike Robertson are also on a similar initiative that collects Paypal funds as seen at Mike’s twitter post.

Please donate and help spread the word that Australians need our help now!


  1. Fantastic work, Acro…

    All us Aussies seriously appreciate your efforts to make people aware of the scale of this thing – and, how tough this is for so many folks in Australia.

    Everybody….Please add Acro’s Down Under Water logo & link to your sites…

  2. Chris – Every dollar counts! We all need to chip in.

  3. As an Aussie I just wanted to say “thank you”.

    To put this into perspective, Queensland is four times the size of Japan, nearly six times the size of the UK and more than twice the size of Texas. It’s 1.08 million square miles of which 75% has been declared a disaster zone.

    The rain and the flood water is now moving south into NSW and Victoria (my state).

    The donation URL (Queensland government) will ensure it goes directly to the people who have lost everything. I know they will be grateful for your contribution.

    Thanks again.

  4. Can’t thank you enough for bringing this to the domain industry (again) Theo. The support from the domain community has been phenomenal and it’s times like these that I’m so glad and grateful to be a part of it.

    Not only have monetary donations come in, but I’ve had domain owners give me (relevant and some very premium) domains to redirect to the Flood Relief Appeal website.

    Truly inspiring stuff!

  5. Good idea Theo!

    You inspired me, I just posted a banner ad in my best ad spot to try to help raise some money.

    I admit I did not realize it was a so large region affected, the problem with these events is they talk about in TV while is raining and after it’s the silence and because is so far of us and we no longer see images, then we quickly forget.

    It’s good that people like you shake us a little showing us they are a lot of people who continue suffering and that each one could land a little hand to try to help them rebuild a future or at least survive the present.


  6. is in. I placed the larger ad on the site.

  7. Update – another banner has been added at 300×80 which will be used by Francois Carrillo on

    Thank you, Francois and thank you Matt!

  8. I just added links for support for the Japan Relief effort here:

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