The new gTLD .Club has broken through the 400,000 registration mark.
Colin Campbell co-founder of .Club announced on Twitter yesterday that all NNNNN.club domain names were all registered just 2 weeks after all NNNN.club domain names sold out.
Those registrations helped move .club to over 420,000 registrations according to ntldstats.com, which is 100,000 new domain names registrations since just two weeks ago,on November 14th where .club sat at 320,000 registered domain names.
I should remind you that expired .club domain names continue to drop exclusively to Snapnames.com.
Also some of the best .club domain names in existence including Night.club, Strip.club, Athletic.club, Breakfast.club, Bottle.Club, and Running.Club, are up for auction, many at no reserve, at the RightoftheDot.com auction being held as part of the Namescon conference.
Pre-bidding is opened on NameJet.com for the .club domain names with Night.Club being the highest bid as of publication at $3,100.
Wine.club sold at last years Namescon conference for $140,000 which is still the highest reported sale for a new gTLD.
M. Menius says
Was checking wine.club for some site development but don’t see anything as of yet. My assumption would be that it was not purchased at that price for investment or resale purposes, but for an actual business plan.
Tom Ryan says
Huh? It clearly says that the domain is for sale.
“all NNNNN.club domain names were all registered” ? But I just checked some nnnnn .club and still all available?
Is it possible to combine NameJet & SnapNames venues yet, or is the shareholding not harmonized?
Rarely go to SnapNames these days with pre-release quality being so sporadic.
With .club being English how does that resonate with the Chinese? Any English words right of the dot for that matter.
Frank Carson says
Better not peak behind the curtains too far on these numbers. I think we are close to watchdogs moving in and changing a lot about this industry, not even factoring the biased relationships most publishers have with registrars, brokers, and portfolio owners and their direct gain association. Everyone has their own dog in the race, and the silliness to exploit investors at any cost is frankly getting ridiculous. Want to get a real idea of adoption rates on these new domains? Just take a look at the drops which month to month will be saturated with tens of thousands of names that will look like this:
Pales in comparison to the .xyz scandals but still represents calculated intent to mislead for personal gain.
My guess is to pad numbers for consumer appeal they are using automated software programs to clip batches for numeric padding. Soon you’ll be discovering the inside relationship most of these companies have with the multi N’s, L’s, and more, where many if not most of recent transactions were either made in tangent with mass discounts used for news reporting to lure suckers, or to help support Chinese money movement to bypass currency thresholds due to the lack of controls on domains as an asset class.
Consider this your warning.