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Archive News 2008  

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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For the First Time the Internet Has Passed Newspapers As a Preferred Source of News

The Internet has passed newspapers and now trails only TV as the most popular source for news according to a new report from the respected Pew Research Center. In just the past year, the web's mindshare among news consumers soared from 24% to 40%. Pew says the web is also rapidly overtaking TV and has [...] Continue reading


The Final Weekly Domain Sales Report for 2008 is Now Out at DN Journal

The final weekly domain sales report for 2008 is now out at Moniker closed a $275,000 sale that took the lead position on our new Top 20 chart and the AfternicDLS weighed in with a solid 6-figure sale of their own to claim the runner-up spot. Sedo had the most overall chart entries [...] Continue reading


Ari Goldberger Called It 3 Years Ago: New Data Shows WIPO Cases Have Doubled Since the Current Domain Boom Began

A new analysis of WIPO cases shows that the number of domain disputes has doubled over the past five years. The reasons are being debated but one of our expert commentators predicted it was coming several years ago. We have his explanation of why it was bound to happen. [...] Continue reading

Name Bait

Pre-Release Domains – 12/30/2008

There were no domains that really caught my eye today.  It looks like it’s a day for new registrations. [...] Continue reading

iGoldrush Sells for $3.85 Million

According to SEC filings, sold to for $3.85 million. [...] Continue reading

DNJournal Plays a Key Role in the Comic Strip Industry’s Bid to Survive by Migrating from Print to the Web

Yet another institution from traditional media, the venerable comic strip, is looking to the web for salvation as its current distribution platform, the daily newspaper, continues to crumble. A great generic domain name,, is playing a key role in this drama. [...] Continue reading

Name Bait

Pre-Release Domains – 12/29/2008

I hope everyone had a great Christmas.  I have been checking domains and there was nothing noteworthy enough for me to come out of my break to post.  There are some to consider today.  Here you go. [...] Continue reading

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