In less than a year from its launch, .CLUB has sold more than 200,000 domain names.
.Club is still one of just a handful of new gTLD’s that are adding hundreds of registrations a day.
According to a Press Release out today by the .Club registry, .CLUB is recognized globally as a meaningful, memorable word that expresses community and shared passion.
.CLUB is the most popular new domain extension introduced thus far as part of the Internet’s recent namespace expansion. Those now using a web address ending in .CLUB include brands, celebrities, sports figures, innovative entrepreneurs and startups, associations, and clubs around the globe.
.CLUB Domains is already GoDaddy’s #1 selling new domain extension
.CLUB has set the benchmark for widespread usage and premium name sales, including the auction of Wine.club for $140,000 and sales of Coffee.Club for $100,000, Vegas.club for $100,000 and many others, totaling more than $800,000 to date. This is in addition to the revenue from standard domain registrations and renewals.
In addition to using premium .CLUB names entrepreneurs are finding other creative uses of .CLUB names such as up and coming music site TheDrop.club, launched by serial entrepreneur Justin Kan (Justin.tv, Twitch.tv).
Other high-profile celebrities around the globe have also joined the .CLUB to market and promote their fan sites, including Indian cricket star Virat Kohli with ViratKohli.club; legendary rapper, actor and entrepreneur 50 Cent with 50InDa.Club; and singer Demi Lovato with Lovato.club.
As important, tens of thousands of clubs, business and individuals are actively using a .CLUB address for their web presence, from Rotary Clubs, to school clubs, to passionate bloggers.
Colin Campbell, president and CEO of .CLUB Domains is quoted as saying:
“We knew from the beginning that .CLUB would be a hit, as it has meaning and recognition all over the world, no matter the language, alphabet or culture, it’s exciting and amazing to be part of this transformation on the Internet, as more businesses and consumers realize they are still able to get a great domain name that translates into better marketing, better branding and more meaning to the right of the dot. We believe our domain has helped launch more new online businesses in just our first year than any other gTLD, and we believe it will continue this momentum for years to come.”
Congrats to Colin, Jeff and the whole .CLUB team.