Big news story leads to domain registrations.
The big national news this week is the Democrats calling for impeachment of Donald Trump. As the situation plays out, people are registering domain names related to the big story.
According to Verisign’s DomainScope, 57 domains were registered yesterday and 21 so far today with “impeach” in them.
Many of them are related to an impeachment coin. I don’t know what that is, but here are some sample domains:
I’m not sure if coins commemorating impeachment proceedings are a thing or not. It could also be part of a Trump fundraising campaign. Trump’s campaign sent out an email earlier this week (and ran corresponding Facebook ads) asking people to join the “Official Impeachment Defense Task Force” by chipping in $5 or more.
A handful of domains with “whistleblower” in them have also been registered.