.Club announced today New Broker Program & Financing Plans for 2017, while reporting its Premium .Club Name sales for 2016 and detailed sales information for the Q4 of 2016.
As for the Premium Domain name Sales for 2016:
“During 2016 nearly 2,000 premium .CLUB names were sold, via auctions, through the registrar channel and aftermarket platforms, and directly by the Registry, generating nearly $1 million in total premium name sales for the year.
The .CLUB tiered premium program continues to be a great success, and on December 13th we released an additional 9,000 new premium names to the registrar channel, including many names that had not been available through Registrars before.
Total premium name sales for Q4 2016, from all sources, came to a solid $112,180.39.
Total premium name sales for the full year of 2016 came to $941,121,78.
As of December 31, 2016, total cumulative sales of registry reserved premium .CLUB names came to $4,339,289.05.
Notable sales in 2016 included $37,894 for the name S.club, sold in the Aliyun auction in China, and $25,000 for the name Lending.club, sold by the Registry to the company Lending Club. For all .CLUB premium names, the premium fee is one-time only, and renewals are at the low standard registration fee.
NEW FOR 2017: Broker Program and Interest-Free Financing Plans:
As we enter a new year, .CLUB continues to innovate new ways to make our brandable premium names accessible to entrepreneurs and small businesses. We were the first to offer financing to select registrants under our Startup Club program, which successfully incubated businesses such as Coffee.club and Soap.club. Now we are expanding the opportunity by offering Registry-backed financing for all premium names sold directly by the Registry and priced at $1,000 or more. With 60-month, interest free financing, that $1,000 name can be had for less than $17/month. For businesses and entrepreneurs, great 5 and 6-figure premium names become much more attainable when payments are spread out over 5 years.
You can search for and purchase premium .CLUB names, with a one-time payment or with 60-month financing, at www.get.club.
In conjunction with launch of our new premium financing plan, we are introducing the .CLUB BROKER PROGRAM. This program makes it very easy for domain investors and
brokers to offer discounts to their customers and earn commissions on the sale of .CLUB premium names, including names that are financed. Approved brokers are issued a unique
code they can pass along to their customers. The code will automatically offer a 10% discount to the purchaser and earn commission for the broker the code is assigned to.
Interested brokers can get more details and apply for their unique code at www.get.club/broker
Overview of Premium Domain name sales for Q4 2016:
During the months of October, November and December, a total of 212 premium names were sold by 30 different registrars as well as Sedo and direct by the Registry. There
were no auctions held during the quarter. Total sales for Q4 were $112,180.39.
Retail prices during the quarter ranged from $41.92 to $8,760.06 (for K8.club, sold by Name.com.)
Also in Q4 China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology granted a license to .CLUB’s Beijing based wholly foreign-owned entity (WFOE) company, making .CLUB among the very first foreign registries of a new gTLD to be formally approved by the Chinese government. We expect this approval to have a very positive impact on the continued growth of .CLUB in the Chinese market in 2017.
Here are the top 25 sales for Q4 2016:
k8.club $ 8,760.06
vegetarian.Club $ 8,500.00
trump.club $ 7,098.37
winning.club $ 4,250.00
jade.club $ 4,209.6
hunter.club $ 3,999.99
arts.club $ 3,999.99
coconut.club $ 3,700.99
beef.club $ 3,490.00
plus.club $ 3,000.00
arte.club $ 2,399.99
software.club $ 2,399.99
solar.club $ 2,399.99
atlas.club $ 2,318.85
organic.club $ 2,191.29
hyper.club $ 2,000.00
good.club $ 2,000.00
404.club $ 1,900.87
chaos.club $ 1,830.47
bali.club $ 1,691.00
impact.club $ 1,499.99
soft.club $ 1,499.99
evolution.club $ 1,499.99
202.club $ 955.87
yyx.club $ 955.87
Overall .Club Registrations grew by 64% from 557,783 at year-end 2015 to 914,208 at December 31, 2016, according to data from ntldstats.com.
More information will b e published on the .Club blog later today