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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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#Domain crime : Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran lost $380k thanks to a typo-domain scam

Sharks took Barbara Corcoran‘s money, to the tune of $388,000 dollars, using a typo-domain registered that same day. The domain was registered on February 21 at Wild West Domains, via the Microsoft Office 365 platform and never had a web site resolving, as its primary use was email. The scammers impersonated an assistant to [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Cloudfest canceled, stock markets fall, Covid-19 and the economy

Event cancellations, supply chain disruptions, and travel restrictions are hitting the economy. Will they hit domains? The organizers of NamesCon hold a big cloud-industry event every March called Cloudfest. It attracts 7,000 people to Germany from around the cloud industry ecosystem. This year’s event, which was slated for just a few weeks from now, has [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing

Is The Coronavirus Impacting Your Spending on Domain Names?

With the Coronavirus outbreak making people sick around the world, almost everyone seems to be impacted to some degree. Many people are concerned for their health and are changing plans due to the outbreak. This has caused world stock markets to tumble, production to decrease, and things are getting rocky. I posted a poll on [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire auction sale falls through sale didn’t add up. The $800,000 winning bid for at last month’s NamesCon live domain name auction won’t be completed, Domain Name Wire has learned. It seems that the winning bidder, who bid online, made an error. That brings the total haul from the live auction portion of the event down to [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing

City of New York: Promotes

In a tweet sent yesterday afternoon and shared with me by a couple of different people, New York City’s official Twitter account shared a link to a humorous website that is utilizing a .NYC domain name: BillyNeverIdles.NYC. It’s a pun based off the name of musician Billy Idol, and the campaign stars Billy Idol: When [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane


A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on February 27, 2020. 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


How Our Public Interest Commitment Ensures a Bright Future for .ORG

The discussion about the future of the .ORG domain registry has been partly rooted in stewardship. Who will guide the Public Interest Registry (PIR) so it continues to serve the .ORG community? For those of us at Ethos Capital, the company acquiring PIR, this has been a central focus. We understand that owning [...] Continue reading

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