It’s been six years since the first of the new gTLDs was introduced in early 2014. The first to launch was .shabaka (“network” in Arabic) in February quickly followed by 4 of Donuts’ new gTLDs while .club wasn’t far behind launching in May 2014. Since then .club has gone from strength to strength and today is the eighth largest with 1.369 million registrations, having peaked at just over 1.65 million in January, July and August 2019.Continue reading .CLUB Celebrates Sixth Birthday With A Series Of Highlights Including Number One New gTLD By Usage
The .club registry has reduced the prices of some of their premium domain names, part of their twice a year adjustments to their premium domain name inventory available through registrars. The .club team is suggesting that for those in the market for a great, SEO friendly, brandable keyword domain this is their best update yet.
The reductions have come about so a number of their domain names available at registrars could fit within authorised premium tiers. This means some names that were formerly in the âsuper premiumâ category are now available at very attractive prices, in many cases at $10,000 or less. Many of these domain names were previously only available at aftermarket platforms. Theyâre now available through registrars. In addition, some domain names that were previously registry reserved have now been released for sale. All .club premium names have standard renewal fees.
Among the newly repriced domains are:
The domain names are also available through names.club for those who require financing. There are over 90 new high-value domain names in this release as well as thousands of new domains in lower premium tiers, so there are quality .club premium domains available at every price level.
It was the fifth birthday celebration for .club on Tuesday, that is 5 years since General Availability commenced on 7 May 2014. Since then it has racked up over 1.5 million registrations, has become the fourth largest of the new gTLDs to launch and is one of only 6 to reach the one million registrations milestone.
And according to the registry, itâs the number one new generic top-level domain when it comes to usage with 291,890 live sites, over 7$ million in premium sales and has registrations in 151 countries.
And in the same week it launched, .club has also launched their Trademark Sentry Unlimited Name Blocking Service to provide comprehensive protection for qualified trademarks across the .club namespace.
The Trademark Sentry Unlimited Name Blocking Service is designed to offer qualified brands and trademark holders comprehensive protection in .club. The innovative Unlimited Name Blocking Service (UNBS) protects a trademark from appearing in any portion of a domain with the popular .club extension. Potentially it can cover trillions of permutations of a qualified trademark. Blocked at the registry level, protected names show up as âunavailableâ through any registrarâs domain search. An example is searching for domain names with the qualified mark âNeustarâ (the registry backend provider for .club):
- tryneustarservices.club â BLOCKED
- neustarrocks.club â BLOCKED
- myneustarxxx.club â BLOCKED
You can search at any registrar for any .CLUB name containing âneustarâ within the text to the left of the dot (the SLD) to see Unlimited Name Blocking in action.
.club notes that as one of the largest of the new gTLDs, they receive more UDRP and URS proceedings than less popular extensions. Unlike other Domain Protection programs which typically block only exact match domains and common misspellings of a trademark, the .club Unlimited Name Blocking Service comprehensively blocks virtually all permutations of a qualified trademark within the .club.
âWith the popularity of .club domain names, we recognize that many brands must play whack-a-mole to try and shut down unwanted uses of their trademarks,â stated CEO Colin Campbell. âWith our Trademark Sentry Unlimited Name Blocking service brands can have protection with certainty. Add a trademark once and have complete protection in the .club namespace against cybersquatting, brandjacking, phishing, spam, and other potential abuse.â
The retail cost of the Unlimited Trademark Blocking Service is $2,000 per qualified trademark, for 3-years of blocking. .CLUB is offering an early access $500 discount through September 30th, 2019.
Following speculation in a few blog posts, the .CLUB registry has clarified in an announcement that there will be 3 annual increases in the registry fee commencing 1 July 2019.
In their announcement, .CLUB note that since their launch in May 2014, the registry or wholesale fee has been $8.05. On 1 July 2019 this will rise to $8.95, on 1 July 2020 to $9.45 and 1 July 2021 to $9.95.
This represents a price increase of a total of $1.90 over the course of 8 years, or just over 23%.
Since its launch .club is one of the few new generic top level domains (new gTLDs) to have shown consistent growth and currently domain names under management are 1.607 million, making it the fourth largest of the new gTLDs and one of only 5 with more than one million DUM. It also prides itself on not giving away any domain names.
As always, whether the increase, all, part, none or an even greater increase, is passed on to registrants is up to the .club registrars and resellers.
Sales of .club domain names through their premium programme and their Names.club âEasy Paymentsâ financing platform reached $499,414.27 for the first half of 2018, .CLUB announced Thursday.
The Premium programme accounted for 2,072 premium domain names sold via registrars for a total of $379,972.93. Sales of .CLUB domains from Names.club for the six months had a topline value (buy it now plus financed names) of $119,441.34 bringing total .CLUB premium name sales to a combined $499,414.27.
In the registrar channel, sales have continued to grow and .CLUB has had much activity and success with their lowest priced tier, the $20 suggested retail tier. But there was activity in all tiers including the $10,000 suggested retail tier, which saw the sale of domain names such as social.club, jockey.club, swingers.club and paw.club (all through GoDaddy for $7,999.99). They were only bettered by market.club and fix.club (both through NameCheap for $9,110.47) and Candy.club (GoDaddy, $9,999.99). There were 5 others that sold for above $7,000. In all cases, renewals of .club premium names are at the standard fee of $10 to $15 per year.
The depth of registrars actively selling premium names has continued to grow on a global basis. During Q1 2018 premium sales were made by 39 different registrars, and in Q2 2018 56 different registrars completed premium name sales. The leading registrars for the six months were:
- GoDaddy 542 names $118,115.58
- Alibaba 755 names $ 81,625.33
- NameCheap 240 names $ 51,075.60
- Google 50 names $ 23,356.00.
As of June 30, 2018, total cumulative sales of registry reserved premium .CLUB names came to $6,539,645.
The highest sale during the first six months of 2018 was Deals.club, sold for $34,425 via the Names.club Easy Payment program.
Inc. magazine today revealed that Fort Lauderdale based .CLUB Domains, LLC is No. 1164 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nationâs fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economyâs most dynamic segmentâits independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Dominoâs Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
.CLUB Joins Inc. Magazineâs 37th Annual List of
Americaâs Fastest-Growing Private Companiesâthe Inc. 5000Â
.CLUB Domains, LLC Ranks No. 1164 on the 2018 Inc. 5000
With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 419 Percent
âThe entire .CLUB team is honored to be recognized by Inc. as one of the nationâs fastest growing private companies. Ranking in the top 25% of the Inc. 5000 is a testament to hard work, and the value of a top-level domain. With a relatively low per domain annual fee weâve grown to over 1.3 million registrations and see continued expansion in usage,â stated .CLUB CEO Colin Campbell. âWe are humbled by the company we keep on this impressive list of companies recognized by Inc. this year.â
Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000âs aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at inc.com/inc5000.
âIf your company is on the Inc. 5000, itâs unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,â says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. âThe lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesnât change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.â
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.
About .Club Domains, LLC
Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.Â With more than 1.3 million domain names sold to date .CLUB leads the pack of new domain extensions in premium sales and usage. More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at get.club.
CONTACT: Â Jeff Sass. Jeff@get.club. (970) 367-7277
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This .CLUB news release was sourced from:
Four years ago on 7 May 2014 the .club gTLD launched its general availability. The launch happened with much fanfare, including a big party in New York City featuring international celebrity 50 Cent, who also launched a fan site at 50inda.club. Four years later there 1.237 million .club domain names registered, itâs the fourth largest of all the new gTLDs and there are hundreds of thousands of websites âin da clubâ using a .club domain.
.CLUB Domains thought they were onto a good thing with the âCLUBâ string, believing it was rather special. Special for being short and meaningful. Special for being such a widely used word in everyday life. Special for being understood and recognised across nearly every language and in nearly every country. Special for being relevant to so many different vertical industries. And special for being a word that truly expresses oneâs passion!
There are more than 215,000 unique individuals and businesses who have collectively registered the 1.237 million .club domains.
It was a big week for sales of new gTLD domain names with home.loans selling for a whopping $500,000 through the registry, Donuts, to top the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 21 January. And there wasnât just one six-figure sale of a new gTLD domain name as the.club sold for $300,000 through Brandaisy. A third six-figure sale, can.com for $155,000 through Sedo, made it the second week in a row where 3 six-figure sales topped the chart.
There were 11 sales through Sedo, 3 through GritBrokerage and 2 through DomainMarket. On the top level domain side of things there were 12 .com sales, 3 .de and .co and one each for .loans and .club.
To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 21 January in more details, go to: http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2018/20180207.htm
.CLUB Domains launched Names.club, a new premium domain marketplace featuring brandable domain names for new gTLDs, at the recent NamesCon conference in Las Vegas. The new web and mobile Names.club replaces Get.club, the market that was launched by the .CLUB registry at NamesCon 2017.
The announcement included a number of early registry partners for Names.club including GMO (.Shop) and MMX (.Miami, .Boston, .Fit, .Yoga and more). All premium domain names offered at Names.club will be available with 60-month Easy Payments (after down payment), making high value, brandable, keyword domains more affordable for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
âWeâve had great success with our Get.club platform,â stated .CLUB CEO Colin Campbell. âWeâve demonstrated that thereâs a strong demand for premium domains when they can be paid for over time. With the introduction of new top-level domains, businesses can find a meaningful keyword or exact match domain, instead of misspelling or making up words. With Names.club weâre expanding our proven platform to include a wider choice of great names for entrepreneurs looking to build a great brand, and weâre honored to already have important partners lined up, like our friends at GMO and MMX,â Campbell continued.
More than $817,000 in sales were made by Get.club in 2017, including 153 active subscriptions under the Easy Payment plan. The network of more than 80 domain brokers with accounts established at Get.club will now be able to earn commission on names sold by Names.club, including names other than .CLUB. The Easy Payment plan at Names.club minimizes the upfront expense for the buyer and maximizes their flexibility and opportunity to use a great, brandable domain. After a 20% deposit the remaining 80% is paid in 60 monthly instalments, with no interest and no long-term obligation. For example, a name priced at $1,000 would be $200 down and $13.33 per month for 60-months.
The new marketplace is live now at Names.club. To apply to become a Names.club Broker or Affiliate, please visit NamesBroker.club.
One new gTLD that consistently has solid results has been .club. No domain names given away and some interesting and impressive ways for registrants to get hold of domain names with repayments to make it affordable. So itâs no surprise they report consistently impressive results each quarter for premium sales.
In the third quarter of 2017, .CLUB sold 452 domain names, generating $325,743.31 in single payment sales and another $55,050 in topline value of new âEasy Paymentâ subscription sales for a grand total of $380,793.31 for the quarter. Sales were made during the quarter by the registrar channel, Sedo, and directly by the registry. There were no auctions during the quarter.
In January, the registry launched the .CLUB Broker Program and 60-month, no interest, Easy Payment plans for names priced at $1,000 or more at Get.club. 23 new Easy Payment subscriptions were added during the quarter. The tiered premium program through the registrar channel led Q3 sales with 411 names sold for a total of $163,453.31 while the registry made direct sales totaling $152,100. In China and other markets, weâve seen an increase in sales of 3-character names with 44 3-character names sold at an average price of $606.04. The highest price for a 3-character name was $7,634 paid for UFO.club, sold by Alibaba in China.
Total topline premium name sales for Q2 2017, from all sources including subscriptions, came to a solid $380,793.31, including buy-it-now sales of $325,743.31.
As of June 30, 2017, total topline cumulative sales of registry reserved premium .CLUB names came to $5,686,165.40.Â Notable sales in Q3 2017 included porn.club and basketball.club, sold by the registry for a total of $85,000 for the two names; slots.club, sold by GoDaddy for $7,999; and UFO.club, sold by Alibaba for $7,634. With continued interest in âcryptoâ related names, Coin.club was also sold during the 3rd quarter for 5-figures. For all .CLUB premium names, the premium fee is one-time only, and renewals are at the low standard registration fee.
Tiered premium domain names were introduced to the registrar channel on July 1, 2015 and the registrar channel continues to be an active source of premium name sales for .CLUB. A list of participating registrars is available here. To download lists of the tiered premium names available through the registrar channel on a first come, first served basis, see http://www.get.club/availability. The top premium tiers available through the registrar channel are names priced up to $10,000.Â Higher value names are available through Sedo.com, Afternic.com, and at Get.club.