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Archive News 2004  

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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ICANN Fees Announced for 2005

After many years without ICANN specific fees, domain owners will now have to pony up an additional 75-cents per year for each .net domain they own. Many are worried that ICANN will up the fee in the future and that other domains, specifically the popular .com, will become fee targets in the future. [...] Continue reading


New Domain Fees Increase Cost of .Net

A new domain name fee proposed by ICANN will require .net owners to pay an additional 75-cent annual fee next year. The fee is expected to go to projects that the organization deems to have merit. While no other fees have been announced, it’s expected that other TLDs will soon have ICANN annual fees attached [...] Continue reading


New TLDs Coming Soon

ICANN announced a unanimous vote to begin discussions for several new TLDs. Several companies have submitted applications (at a cost of $45,000 per application) to operate new TLD Registries. Preliminary approval was given to the .post and .travel TLDs. Other TLD applications include .cat, .xxx, and .mail. These would be the first new TLDs since [...] Continue reading


Domain Registrations at All-time Record

VeriSign reported this week that domain name registrations are at an all time high with 64.5 million names registered. The number of registrations represents a 7% increase over last year. The report shows that while .com’s are still the top TLD, ccTLDs come in second, taking 39% of the domain market. [...] Continue reading


VeriSign Sues ICANN in Superior Court

After their case against ICANN was dismissed in a federal district court, VeriSign is now taking their case to the California Superior court. The case against ICANN faults the organization for banning VeriSign’s new SiteFinder service through their Network Solutions division. [...] Continue reading


Judge Dismisses VeriSign’s Case Against ICANN

A federal judge dismissed VeriSign’s case against ICANN, which alleged that ICANN’s ban on VeriSign’s SiteFinder service a violation of U.S. antitrust law. The SiteFinder service redirects invalid .com’s to VeriSign’s specially designed page. [...] Continue reading


ICANN Ready for New Internet Protocol

ICANN announced that it’s ready to start assigning domains and IP addresses using the newest version of Internet Protocol. The organization, which is in charge of allocating IP addresses, says that the newest version of Internet Protocol has been added to the Internet’s DNS root severs. [...] Continue reading

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