.Club reported on its blog that it sold $142,470.52 in Premium Name Sales in January bringing the total cumulative premium name sales for .CLUB to $3,540,637.79.
During the month of January 2016 there were 408 premium names sold.
5 names (Athletic.club, Night.club, Pot.club, Space.club and Strip.club) were sold in the NamesCon auction.
The bulk of the remaining premium name sales were tiered premium names sold through the registrar channel.
China registrars continue to be a strong contributor, however, with the typical slow down in China prior to Chinese New Year, most of the China activity was concentrated in the first half of the month.
The highest single .CLUB sale to date remains Wine.club at $140,000.00.
The highest individual sale in January was $12,000 for the name Night.club, sold in the NamesCon/Right of the Dot auction.
We introduced our tiered premium names to the registrar channel on July 1, 2015 and the registrar channel continues to be an active source of premium name sales for .CLUB.
The tiered premium names available through the registrar channel are names priced up to $10,000. Higher value names are available through Sedo.com, Afternic.com, Right of the Dot, and at Startup.club. (a list of all available tiered premium names is updated periodically here.)
Given all the activity in recent months there were only 1,948 three-character .CLUB names still available for registration at the end of January
During the month of January 408 premium .Club domains were sold by 18 different sources. The 5 names sold in the NamesCon Auction generated a total of $44,750. On the registrar side, Chinese Registrar EJEE led with 347 sales totaling $42,896.53. GoDaddy followed with 22 sales totaling $22,349.78. Chinese registrar Chengdu West had 9 sales, Name.com and NameCheap.com each had 5 sales, Uniregistrar had 2 sales and 101 Domain, 1API, Ascio, Dattatec, eNom, Gandi, Instra, Key-Systems, PDR and Wild West Domains each had a single sale. 3 sales were made directly by the Registry.
The retail prices paid for the registrar tiered premium sales ranged from $67.46 to $6,999.99. Total premium name sales for the month were $142,470.52. While a decrease from December’s outstanding (and China dominated) sales of $614,071.90, January sales are an increase of 13.6% over October’s then record sales of $125,372.25.
In January, Chinese Registrars accounted for approximately 35% of all premium name sales.
GoDaddy accounted for nearly 16% and the NamesCon Auction accounted for approximately 31%.
January Sales Chart
January 2016 .CLUB Sales $1,000 and Above
GXY.CLUB $999.99 EJEE Group Holdings Limited
VEG.CLUB $999.99 GoDaddy.com, Inc.
CACHE.CLUB $999.99 GoDaddy.com, Inc.
ACI.CLUB $1,016.50 1API GmbH
INFO.CLUB $1,691.00 eNom, Inc.
NAKEDGIRLS.CLUB $1,760.06 Name.com
PARKING.CLUB $1,999.00 Wild West Domains, Inc.*
CLASSY.CLUB $1,999.99 GoDaddy.com, Inc.
SPACE.CLUB $3,750.00 NamesCon Auction
ALPINE.CLUB $4,999.99 Ascio Technologies, Inc.
CRAFT.CLUB $4,999.99 GoDaddy.com, Inc.
BABES.CLUB $4,999.99 GoDaddy.com, Inc.
GLASS.CLUB $5,425.00 Direct Sale
TOKYO.CLUB $5,691.66 Gandi SAS
DIY.CLUB $6,334.31 Chengdu West
GREEN.CLUB $6,999.99 GoDaddy.com, Inc.
ATHLETIC.CLUB $9,000.00 NamesCon Auction
POT.CLUB $10,000.00 NamesCon Auction
STRIP.CLUB $10,000.00 NamesCon Auction
NIGHT.CLUB $12,000.00 NamesCon Auction