.Club Domains

    • Registry bosses to talk ICANN “tax cuts” at private meeting

      The CEOs of 20 or more gTLD registries are due to meet privately this month to discuss, among other things, the possibility of a reduction in their ICANN fees. The Registry CEO Summit is being held in Seattle at the end of September, I’m told. Jay Westerdal of Top Level Spectrum (.feedback etc) and Ray King of Top Level Design (.design etc) are organizing the event.

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    • .CLUB HQ trashed by Irma, nobody hurt

      .CLUB Domains returned to its new digs in Fort Lauderdale, Florida yesterday to find the building trashed by hurricane Irma. Fortunately, none of the .club gTLD registry’s 17 employees were hurt during Irma, the category 5 hurricane which lashed Florida over the weekend. Irma caused at least 10 reported deaths in the state and untold amounts of property damage.

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  • .club premium sales approaching $5 million

    … .CLUB Domains sold half a million dollars worth of reserved premium names in the first quarter, bringing its cumulative to-date total to almost $5 million, the registry reported at the weekend. Q1 sales were $505,139, the company said, bringing its total since launch to $4,844,428. There were 475 premium sales in total, sold via auctions…

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  • .club financing option sees early traction with $150k sales

    … .CLUB Domains said it has seen some early successes with its new 0% financing option, selling $150,000 worth of premium .club domains in its first week. The registry announced that it sold 39 premiums for a total of $149,480, and that 37 of those names were sold using the financing option. This option allows registrants to spread the cost…

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  • Buy a $10k .club, get a free T-shirt

    … .CLUB Domains will today release 9,200 previously reserved .club names into the channel at premium prices. The registry is also offering free T-shirts to the first 500 people to purchase a premium name for $59.99 and more, personalized with said name. While the names will become available at 1500 UTC today, the full list is not expected…

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  • .xyz, .club and .vip get the nod to sell in China

    … The Chinese government has granted licenses to operate in the country to its first tranche of new gTLDs — .vip, .club and .xyz. The agreements mean that Chinese registrars will be able to give their Chinese customers the ability to actually use their domains for web sites. It also means the companies will be obliged to censor domains…

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  • .xyz passed two million names, growing like crazy

    …-2012 new TLD launch periods. It’s reasonable to assume that the majority of these names are being registered for investment purposes. It seems Chinese registrars processed much of the spike. But XYZ.com isn’t the only registry that saw a big spike over the weekend. .CLUB Domains’ .club added almost 44,000 names to its zone between Saturday…

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  • New gTLD registries talk up marketing plans at NamesCon

    … needing to raise its prices in two to three years to cover today’s costs. Instead, he pointed to efforts such as its decision to release most of .click’s available names for a flat, cheap registration fee at launch, which he said should get names into the hands of users more quickly. Contrarily, .CLUB Domains CEO Colin Campbell boasted during…

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  • .club first new gTLD to sell 100,000 domains

    … .club hit a landmark this week with its 100,000th domain name registration, according to .CLUB Domains. It’s the first new gTLD to get to this level of success without giving away names for free — .xyz and .berlin have over 460,000 and 130,000 names respectively but fall under 100k if you factor out the freebies. The .club zone file showed…

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  • ICANN smacks new gTLDs for pre-sunrise auctions

    … Running a premium domain name auction before you’ve finished your new gTLD sunrise period is Officially Not Cool, according to ICANN’s compliance department. People who won premium new gTLD domains in auctions that took place before sunrise periods now face the possibility of losing their names to trademark owners. .CLUB Domains, and probably…

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