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iGoldrush is your source for the most current domain industry news and information. Read the most current domain news below, then visit our news archive for domain news from years past. In addition to domain name news, you’ll find domain articles, information, and interviews with top industry insiders.

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Apple Wins Its Domain in Schoolyard Battle

Apple sent their lawyers to Canada to demand a 17 year old schoolboy hand over the domain name Abdul Traya was running his own apple-based website from the domain and demanded Apple give his school 30 i-macs in exchange for the name. In court, Apple agreed to pay legal costs and a [...] Continue reading


UK Charity Loses Domain to Porn Site

The Marie Curie charity lost its domain name when they claimed Network Solutions failed to notify them that their domain name renewal fee was due. The site went up for grabs and a hard core pornography company bought it. Marie Curie has called and mailed Network Solutions, but has yet to receive a [...] Continue reading


Domain Name Monopoly Ends

Network Solution’s control of the domain name registration process has ended. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the inclusion of five new companies as Domain Registrars. On June 24, the process will be open to other accredited Domain Registrars. [...] Continue reading

iGoldrush Gets Sued For Domain

Amazon Bookstore, a 28 year old bookstore in Minneapolis is suing for trampling their name. [...] Continue reading


New Domain Extension Criticized by UK Insiders

A UK Registrar, is now offering domain names under their extension. Insiders like Ian Tester from Fletcher Research claims it will make the internet a harder place to navigate and confuse those attempting to reach a site. [...] Continue reading


IBM Buys Odd Domains

IBM has recently begun purchasing odd, off-the-wall domain names like,,, and [...] Continue reading


WebTechs Loses Domain Name To Porn Site

WebTechs, created in 1994 and one of the very first HTML validation services lost its domain name, to a Danish pornography site. Webtechs has filed complaints with Network Solutions, who still holds the monopoly on domain name registration, and with InterNIC, the domain name system used by Network Solutions. The company claims [...] Continue reading

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