.CLUB is a new generic top level domain name (“gTLD”) issued to .CLUB DOMAINS, LLC – the only applicant for the domain after winning a private auction in June of 2013.
Now, clubs, membership organizations, and others are able to register .CLUB names such as book.club, yacht.club, OrangeCountyGolf.club or any other name with the .CLUB extension. .CLUB has high valued premium names that are available for registration and has more than 3 Million+ premium name sales. .CLUB has 10x times more usage than most new gTLDs and is spread over 144+ countries.
What kind of Marketing Support will .CLUB be providing?
We will be supporting .CLUB with a seven figure marketing campaign that includes traditional and non-traditional efforts. Digital, Outdoor, Social, and Direct marketing will be utilized, as well as many grassroots efforts and strategic marketing partnerships (including co-marketing opportunities with registrar partners as appropriate). A “Founder’s Club” program has also been established for high profile companies/brands who will use and promote a .CLUB URL. Remember, .CLUB is the only domain we are focused on. All of our resources are dedicated to the success of .CLUB and your success as a registrar partner.
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Who is .CLUB DOMAINS, LLC?
.CLUB DOMAINS, LLC is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida based company founded by serial entrepreneur Colin Campbell (Tucows, Hostopia). Campbell formed .CLUB specifically for the purpose of applying for and operating the gTLD “.CLUB” in conjunction with an online social network platform for clubs and membership organizations. The company is well funded, having raised $8.2 million from investors.
Who is the backend provider for .CLUB?
We have partnered with Neustar as our backend provider for .CLUB.
Why is .CLUB special?
.CLUB is not just another new top level domain name. The word “club” is not like any other “generic” string – .CLUB brings immediately recognizable meaning and marketing value to any name to the left of the dot. In addition, .CLUB is a truly global brand, as the word “club” carries the same spelling and meaning all over the world.
Who is the target customer for a .CLUB name?
There are literally millions of clubs and membership organizations throughout the world (and over 500,000 current .com and .org names with the word “club” on the left side of the dot). But the market for .CLUB names is much larger than just existing clubs. Every consumer-facing business needs a .CLUB name for its affinity/loyalty/customer community. There are over 600 million Facebook groups and countless groups on LinkedIn, Google, and Yahoo – many of which are actually clubs that represent people with hobbies, shared interests, and passions.
Everyone has a passion. Now, everyone can have a .CLUB.
Is anyone able to get a .CLUB name?
Yes! .CLUB is a completely open registry with no restrictions or validation hurdles to obtain a name. Whether you are an established organization with thousands of members, or an individual with a passion you want to share, there’s a .CLUB name for you.
What does a .CLUB domain name cost?
To remain competitive with other mainstream domain names such as .com, the retail price for .CLUB names is generally between $14.99 and $19.99 US. Renewal prices are the same.
Is the .CLUB registry reserving premium names?
Yes. We have set aside certain premium names for both “buy it now” pricing as well as “make an offer” and certain domain auctions.
What is the wholesale fee for a .CLUB name?
Currently, the wholesale initial registration fee for a .CLUB domain name is $9.75 + the $.25 ICANN Fee as of January 1, 2014; the wholesale renewal registration fee for a .CLUB domain name is $7.80 + the $.25 ICANN Fee as of January 1, 2015.
Some Example Target .CLUB customers:
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