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Archive News 2005  

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 Told to Stop False Info

According to a U.S. Government study, more than 8% of domain names are supposedly registered with false information. According to the report, the info is blatantly and intentionally false, such as registering a phone number of 999-999-999. The study goes on to say that ICANN if failing at weeding out the fraudulent registrations as it [...] Continue reading


ICANN Postpones Plans for Adult TLD

ICANN has postponed their plans to create a separate TLD for the adult industry. The non-profit organization was supposed to vote on the issue of the new .xxx TLD, but postponed the vote in order to review more documentation. The plan has been filled with controversy from all sides. [...] Continue reading


Root Servers Are the Real Power Behind the Internet

Many third world countries are complaining about the apparent U.S. control over the Internet, despite the U.S. Government’s limited control. The real power lies with the 13 organizations that operate each of the 13 main root servers. While some of these are located within the U.S., but they are not all managed by the U.S. [...] Continue reading


New Deal Between ICANN and VeriSign

ICANN announced plans for a “…new and productive public-private partnership” with VeriSign “…for the benefit of the Internet community.” This new deal actually allows VeriSign to increase domain prices, grants permanent control of the .com Registry to VeriSign, and allows VeriSign to expand their monopoly. [...] Continue reading

iGoldrush Domain Hijacker Arrested

After being ordered by a court to pay a $65 million restitution, the domain hijacker, Stephen Cohen, spent four years on the run. Law enforcement officials found him in Tijuana and arrested him on Thursday. [...] Continue reading


.XXX Approved

ICANN voted to approve the new .xxx TLD, managed by the ICM Registry, reversing their original decision. They are working with the Registry to finalize the details in hopes to have the TLD available by the end of the year. [...] Continue reading


The Sorry State of the DNS

Experts claim that DNS is the Achilles’ heel of the Internet and that the whole system needs a new foundation. In recent years, major sites were taken offline because of DNS errors. Additionally, security expert Dan Kaminsky reported that approximately 230,000 name servers were susceptible to DNS ‘cache poisoning’. [...] Continue reading

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