.Club Domains

    • CentralNic and .CLUB reveal premium sales

      CentralNic and .CLUB Domains have both revealed sales of premium domain names over the last several days. CentralNic said yesterday that it has sold “a number” of premiums for $3.4 million. The names are believed to be from its own portfolio, rather than registry-reserved names in any of the TLDs it manages. The company did not disclose which names, in which TLDs, it had sold.

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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…

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

    … registry CEOs to attend. .CLUB Domains CEO Colin Campbell, who said he will attend, said he intends to bring proposals to the meeting around persuading ICANN to support the industry with marketing support and fee reductions. Campbell wants ICANN to commit to spend $4 million on marketing new gTLDs at trade shows and conferences. He also wants ICANN…

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  • .CLUB nears profitability, talks renewals and “trial” domains

    … .CLUB Domains is nearing profitability and poised to become a “growth engine”, despite the view that most of its current domains are not expected to renew, according to its CEO. Colin Campbell told DI today that the company made $6.7 million in revenue last year, and is “very close” to breaking even. The company reached one million domains…

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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

    … that while .vip has been popular with Chinese domainers, the MIIT license means it can start to tap the small business market there too. Obtaining the license means that the three registries, which are all based in the US or Europe, will have to comply with Chinese regulations when it comes to Chinese customers. That basically means the Chinese…

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  • .xyz passed two million names, growing like crazy

    … The .xyz gTLD at the weekend became the first new gTLD to pass the two million domains mark, as it experiences ridiculously fast growth. Its zone file has grown by 274,315 domains in the last seven days, hitting 2,092,346 yesterday. It added 130,000 names on Saturday alone. That’s the kind of growth more usually associated with .com, and pre…

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