The .Club registry announced today the Startup.club which is designed to Help Entrepreneurs Get Access to Great .CLUB Premium Domain Names with the purchase price financed up to over 10 years with no interest.
The Startup.Club will be rolled out today T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East Conference in Miami.
The new program for entrepreneurs which includes a payment plan for premium .CLUB domain names valued at more than $20,000 each, allows qualified businesses to spread payments over 10 years, interest free. In addition to payment plans for premium names, approved Startup.club members will have access to marketing and promotional support by the .CLUB registry.
“Startups and new clubs have been springing up all over the Internet since .CLUB registrations opened in May, attracting use by businesses such as Shaving.club, LuckyDuckCoffee.club, TheDudes.club, Eat.club, MiPay.club and many, many more. ”
“While most .CLUB domains sell for less than $15.00/year, .CLUB has sold more than $600,000 in premium and “super premium” names to date. ”
“Startup.club gives entrepreneurs who want to use a high value “category killer” domain name a new way to fund it and take advantage of a great, brandable domain name that can drive traffic, sales and loyalty. Names like wine.club, insurance.club and holiday.club are examples of great names that businesses can be built around. Even startups who have already obtained their .CLUB domain name can apply and still benefit from marketing and promotional support provided to Startup.club members.
“We have gotten a lot of inquiries from entrepreneurs and startups who want a premium .CLUB name, but simply couldn’t afford the upfront costs of purchasing the domain, so we wanted to develop a plan to make it easier,” said Colin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB Domains. “At the moment, subscription services are all the rage with successes like BirchBox, Trunk Club, and Shaving.club. There are so many great subscription and membership-based businesses that make sense for a .CLUB domain, and smart companies build a community around their loyal customers and prospects.”
“Here’s how it works:
Go to .startup.club and submit the premium .CLUB domain name you are interested in.
Describe the plans you have for your business that will use a .CLUB name as the primary web address.
If approved, individuals and businesses will be able to purchase the premium .CLUB name for 10 equal annual payments, interest free.
After 10 years, names can be renewed at standard general availability pricing (currently approx. $15.00/year).
Approved members of Startup.club will automatically be considered part of the .CLUB Founders.Club program, entitling them to participate in additional marketing, PR and promotional opportunities surrounding .CLUB domains. Founders.club companies are regularly mentioned in .CLUB advertisements and press releases and are featured by .CLUB in blog posts and on social media.
Monte Cahn, co-founder and president of Right of the Dot, LLC, which manages the release, placement and auction of certain super premium and Founders .CLUB domain names is quoted in the press release as saying:
“We are extremely excited to work with .Club and Startup.Club to help place some of the most premium domains in the new domain extension space into the right hands with great financing options.
“It is revolutionary ideas like this that help get great domain names into the hands of great businesses.”
.CLUB has been nominated for the “Most Promising New gTLD” as well as the “Best Marketing of a New gTLD” at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East, a premier conference on domain names, website traffic and business opportunities. .CLUB’s Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Sass will be speaking at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. on the panel “GTLD Shootout Number 3. Real Questions and Real answers” on Friday afternoon.