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Archive News 2017  July

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

Does the page load time of a landing page impact the number of inbound offers you get?

The short answer is – yes. As with most things in life, people are busy and the amount of time someone has to wait directly relates to sales. In the apparel world retailers see this happen in-store all the time, long lines at dressing rooms usually means less sales or less items purchased on [...] Continue reading

Robbie Ferguson

Determining The Best Domain Names To Invest In

Today: Buying “Bot” Domains Ending with BOT. Paying Up to $500 / Usage and valuation of an emoji accepted extension / Discuss and Showcase Security and Intelligence Domain Names / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news. – How much do you think could be appraised for? Creating a diversified name selling site – [...] Continue reading


IGF’s Brexit Moment

When people feel powerless, they sometimes push for change at any price, and in the absence of a guillotine reach for institutions instead. This makes some sense: at worst it feels good, and at best if you believe things can't get any worse, then what's to lose by shaking them up? Calling the Floor [...] Continue reading


NameSummit to Emphasize Key Role of Domains at Next Week’s Digital Branding Conference in New York

The 1st NameSummit coming to New York City next week is called a "digital branding conference" but the importance of domains will be the most consistent message. [...] Continue reading


The Story of an Accidental Domainer That Started With a $23,000 Sale

Back in 1997, David Kammerer registered the domain name as a joke after saying the phrase “I have 4000 and one things to do today”. The name became a hobby site for David who used his domain as a base for guitar tabs for Irish guitarist and songwriter Rory Gallagher. This resulted in thousands [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane


A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 30, 2017.  If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where [...] Continue reading


Bespoke Processors and the Future of Networks

As I spend a lot of time on Oak Island (not the one on television, the other one), I tend to notice some of those trivial things in life. For instance, when the tide is pretty close to all the way in, it probably is not going to come in much longer; rather, it is [...] Continue reading

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