Now is the time for us to come together as an industry and help

If you’ve been reading Domaining.com today then you’ve probably noticed a number of blogs talking about Eric Lyon, a very familiar name to many people in the domain industry as a long time admin at NamePros. Eric lives in Houston and luckily he was able to escape the floods with his family and two dogs, unfortunately his home, cars, and everything he owned did not make it. As many people know there are many more cities impacted by the floods, some like Port Arthur are completely underwater, yes – the whole city.

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I actually woke up last night at around 3AM and went onto Twitter to read the latest Twitter moments. It was one of the most terrifying and sad experiences I have ever had. One of the top trends was “port arthur” and all of the tweets were people sharing their address and asking for help. Many of these were families with children, stranded and calling out for help as the water levels rose. Beaumont is another city hit hard by the flooding and as we all know, there are still many people that are sitting on their roofs or in their homes waiting to be rescued.

Lately the domain industry has been more divided than I have ever seen it before. Today I think it is more important than ever that we come together to help people in need, people like Eric, and people in cities like Port Arthur, Beaumont, Rockport and all the other places impacted by the Hurricane.

Below is a link to the Go Fund Me page for Eric, I can’t imagine what he’s going through now. We emailed back and forth about an hour ago and he said that he is truly humbled by the experience of losing everything overnight but so touched by the response that he’s seen so far from the domain industry. So let’s keep it going and help him reach the $15,000 goal. You can click the link below to see Eric’s Go Fund Me page:

Eric Lyon’s Go Fund Me Page

Like I also said above and we all know, there are so many people in so many different cities impacted by the Hurricane. I also highly recommend that we all donate to the Red Cross to help people in Port Arthur, Beaumont, Rockport, Corpus Christi, Houston and all the other communities impacted by Harvey. You can make a donation at the link below:

https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has had their life turned upside down by the Hurricane and to those who are still being impacted. It is times like these that we forget our differences and come together as people because in the end we are all more similar than we are different.

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