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Archive News 2016  March

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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Morgan Linton

Two word .COM vs. One word .ANYTHING – which is better?

Here’s a question that I’m seeing come up more and more – should you go with your ideal one-word name and choose a non .COM, or should you enter the two-word market where there are tons of options and lower prices? Of course there’s no right or wrong here, but as usual, I’ll share my [...] Continue reading


China’s MIIT Clarifies New Domain Name Regulations, Allays Concerns Over Government Interference

Co-authored by Matt Johnson, Kurt Pritz and Simon Cousins. • A recent clarification to draft domain name regulations by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) indicates greater engagement and openness with the domain name market, not a contraction as some had feared. • Following the MIIT's announcement on March [...] Continue reading


ICANN bans sandwiches from Helsinki meeting

ICANN has announced that sandwiches have been banned from the forthcoming ICANN 56 public meeting in Helsinki. The move has been made in response to recent controversies over the availability of “inappropriate” foodstuffs during coffee and lunch breaks at the thrice-yearly policy meetings. “The board has listened, and the board has acted decisively in response [...] Continue reading

Robbie Ferguson

Would you bother responding to this type of potential buyer? (NamePros Daily)

Today:  TM Names / or keyword.TV? – Which is better for SEM? / Sold for $45,600; for $30,400 / And more. Here are the new threads that caught my eye: || || – What’s the value on these? Cookies and legal notices – Is it really that important to [...] Continue reading


Is Your Data Being Maximized?

Data generation is all the rage these days. But are you utilizing it to maximize your outcomes? You know that data is indispensable for your business to keep up and outpace the competition. And most leading corporations agree, since statistically, the speed that companies are producing and collecting data is only increasing with [...] Continue reading

.Me of Course

It is confirmed – .ME has passed 1,000,000 registrations

.ME registry has officially confirmed in a public announcement that they have passed one million domain milestone! To celebrate this achievement they designed an infographic with stats on the .ME usage, distribution and growth.Ads by New names like and Reserve yours for free via [...] Continue reading


Igloo’s Brand Stories Page Tracks How Companies Are Using Top Tier Domains They Bought has just given their website a nice refresh that includes an interesting new page devoted to Brand Stories. It features capsule reports on more than two dozen companies that have purchased high end domain names and details how they are now being used. [...] Continue reading

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