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iGoldrush Launches Domain Brokerage Network & Sub-Zero Temperatures Prompt Rob Grant to Give Rivals Cold Shoulder

iGoldrush has launched an innovative new domain brokerage service with an end-user focus. The company's CEO and owner, Paul Goldstone said, "Rather than approach the market as yet another Brokerage *Service*, we put together a Brokerage *Network* comprised of some of the best and most achieved independent brokers from around the world. We hand pick domain names from client submissions, and for those accepted, we pair them with a broker who has experience and contacts in that specific market"

Goldstone noted that domains currently under contract at iGoldrush include NL.com, Sirloins.com, Audit.com, Tortillas.com and several thousand more. With brokers and contacts on five continents he added that the company will not be restricted to .com inventory only.

Goldstone said the new brokerage model serves a demand from domain owners who are frustrated with services that primarily attract other domainers looking to buy at 


iGoldRush Owner/CEO Paul Goldstone

wholesale prices.  "By utilizing brokers with existing industry contacts, this new brokerage model allows sellers to better reach their sales targets. Based on the response so far, we know we're on the right track," Goldstone said.

Victor Pitts, Vice President of iGoldrush added "Paul really hit the nail on the head with this idea! I have been in the brokerage industry for many years now and I have seen things slow down recently.  This type of approach is exactly what's needed to get things moving again."

iGoldrush is adding additional brokers to their network, as well as other key positions within the business.  To submit resumes or domains for review, contact them at domains@igoldrush.com

Rob Grant braving 20 degrees below zero weather atop
 Cobble Mountain in Saranac Lake, NY earlier this week.

Over the years International Falls, Minnesota and Fraser, Colorado have battled over which the coldest location in the nation. It seemed to be settled this month when International Falls was granted a trademark on the slogan "Icebox of the Nation." However well-known domain owner/developer Rob Grant said, "Not so fast!," claiming his upstate New York hometown, Saranac Lake, is actually the coldest place in the nation. 

In fact, being the smart domainer (and marketer) that he is, Grant has launched a new website to support the city's claim at ColdestPlaceInTheNation.com

Grant got some strong supporting evidence this past Sunday night (Jan. 23) when the temperature at Saranac Lake plunged to 35 degrees below zero! "We would challenge any other part of the country to match the severity of our unique climate when it come to extreme winter weather conditions," Grant proudly proclaimed (apparently unaware that this is not necessarily viewed as a good thing by some people, especially those of us who live in Florida).

Undeterred Grant went so far as to commission a Coldest Place in The Nation Trophy recognizing Saranac Lake's "achievement " - an award that was humbly accepted by the town's mayor, Clyde Rabideau, in a presentation ceremony yesterday (Wed. Jan. 26). 

At left above: Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau (L) accepts the Coldest Place 
in the Nation Trophy
from Rob Grant. In the photo at right, Grant sweetens the pot
by throwing in ear muffs, a pair of long johns and an official award certificate.

"Mayor Rabideau seemed at times to be overwhelmed with emotion as he fielded numerous questions from the press corps," Grant observed, though he allowed that the mayor appeared to be more excited about his insulated underwear than anything else. Granted added that the mayor's final quote when asked about this great honor was "Any press is good press in these trying times!"

(Posted Jan. 27, 2011)  

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