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Archive News 2017  August

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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Namesilo reaches 1 million domain names under management

NameSilo, a U.S.-based domain registrar, announced that it has surpassed 1 million active domains registered by its customers following 7 consecutive years of growth. This puts NameSilo in the top 1% (top 30 registrars) of the nearly 3,000 ICANN accredited registrars in the world with a domain increase of over 35% in just the last [...] Continue reading


Hurricane Harvey Wipes Out Home and Possessions of Domain Industry Family – How You Can Help

The many victims of Hurricane Harvey included NamePros Admin Eric Lyon and his family who lost virtually everything but the clothes on their backs. [...] Continue reading


Large BGP Leak by Google Disrupts Internet in Japan

At 03:22 UTC on Friday, 25 August 2017, the Internet experienced the effects of another massive BGP routing leak. This time it was Google who leaked over 160,000 prefixes to Verizon, who in turn accepted these routes and passed them on. Despite the fact that the leak took place in Chicago, Illinois, it had devastating [...] Continue reading


Beware of Extra Fees in UDRP Proceedings

The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is known as an inexpensive alternative to litigation (and that's true), but some proceedings can end up costing a trademark owner more than it may have expected. There are generally two additional types of expenses that can arise during the course of a UDRP proceeding: [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane


A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 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

.vip, .shop and .ltd domain name extensions get Beijing approval

.vip, .shop and .ltd are the first 3 domain name extensions to receive approval by the Beijing Communications Administration. .VIP is an MMX extenstion, .Shop is managed by GMO Registry, Inc. and .ltd is owned by Donuts. In December 2016, .vip was among the first three foreign registries to receive central government MIIT approval (with [...] Continue reading


Chrome To Begin Showing “Not Secure” on all Sites Without SSL Certificate In October

Google’s quest to form a more secure web will take a new shape this October with Chrome v62. Chrome will begin showing “Not Secure” on all sites without an SSL Certificate where users can enter text in a contact form. Nearly 50% of internet users choose Chrome as their browser of choice so this can [...] Continue reading

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