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Archive News 2017  December

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

Here’s what I invested, and here’s what my crypto portfolio is worth at the end of 2017

I just posted this on Twitter so thought I might as well share with all of you as well. In the future I’ll likely do quarterly reviews but since I just started deploying capital in mid-July of this year I’m sticking to an EOY review for 2017. If you’re interested in understanding how I [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane

Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago:,,, More

Listed below are updates on the top 10 domain sales from a year ago, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. sold for $300,000 No site resolves, even though it’s owned by media company Advance Publications, which owns Conde Nast, among other holdings. They have some killer domains, such as the developed,,, [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

What can you learn from the top 25 domain sales of 2017?

Every year I like to look back both on the top reported sales to look for trends and understand if there are any market dynamics that seem to be changing in ways I may not have noticed. The top 25 domain sales will likely tell a bit of a different story than you see [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane


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

The Frager Factor

Day Traders: This Could Be Bitcoin’s Moment of Truth (Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain)

.NZ Registrations Grow Almost 7% In 12 Months As InternetNZ Stalwarts Say Adieu

Registrations of .nz domain names grew by 6.91%, or 33,657, to 702,311 according to the final Domain Name Commission’s .NZ Newsletter for 2017. And following a restructure of the organisation where Jordan Carter was appointed InternetNZ Group Chief Executive, it also marks a farewell from longstanding employees, Domain Name Commissioner Debbie Monahan and Jay Daley, [...] Continue reading

As .NG Passes 100,000 Registrations, Calls For Nigerians To Use Local Hosting Services

Domain name registrations for the Nigerian ccTLD passed the 100,000 mark in 2017 with growth consistently over 75% year-on-year. Now the Nigerian registry, NiRA, has its focus on the one million registrations mark. But despite this consistent growth on the back of promotions being run within Nigeria, the Nigerian government isn’t happy that many registrants [...] Continue reading

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