We just received this notice from Hexonet that The .CLUB Registry is going to be increasing their price of a wholesale registration each year over the next three (3) years.
The first of such price increases will be July 1, 2019, when the price for .CLUB will be increased to:
Reseller Price Class: $20.83 (net price: $17.50) USD/Domain/Year
Premium Price Class: $18.45 (net price: $15.50) USD/Domain/Year
Platinum Price Class: $16.54 (net price: $13.90) USD/Domain/Year
As a customer of .CLUB domain names, we highly recommend you do the following:
1. Renew any .CLUB domain names for multiple years prior to the price increases.
2. Register .CLUB domain names for multiple years prior to the price increases.
In 2020 and 2021, similar price increases from the .CLUB Registry will go into effect (for instance, Reseller pricing is scheduled to increase to $21.42 (net price: $18.00) USD and $22.02 (net price: $18.50) USD respectively). The public notice of these price increases for subsequent years will be announced through our newsletters.
Of course retail prices will vary by registrar
According to the .Club registry which sets the wholesale price they told TheDomains.com that
The gTLD Club says
I would do the same with .BEST domain names: the promotion period ends in January 2019, the 31st.
Congratulations dear registrants. You just got clubbed, I mean clobbered…
Green Jobs says
I thought they weren’t going to do this? ?
Increasing their price would probably the start of the end of gTLDs
Mohamed Ahmaid says
.CLUB is DEAD
Seems to be about a dollar increase for the year at the retail level. .Club committed to keeping prices flat for 5 years. Compared to some other new TLDs, they have catching up to do.
Catching up three years in a row …. !?
They trying to raise some money with long term registrations.
These guys all say one thing, do another, they are all full of themselves.
Another lesson why gtlds suck
Should see a lot of Chinese dump .crud … to be honest keywordclub.com’s never really brought in high sales.
Should push .com prices higher, to all the .club bag holders sorry; these guys are to slick for your own good.
join the dot club and you are a lifetime member of the SUCKER club
dot whatever is dot “BULLS” useless
Jon Schultz says
Not sure this applies to what anyone has said here but I find it funny how some people who will register a domain for $8.00 and immediately put a $10,000 price tag on it (like I do) will then criticize registrars for their pricing of domains. The domain industry is a celebration of the free market, of freedom of commerce. As long as no dishonesty is involved let everyone price their domains (or tickets or loans) as they will. The only time the government should restrict pricing, in my opinion, is when a company has received government assistance (i.e. been awarded a monopoly of some kind).
The people who run .club are super nice, in my experience. I hope this change works out great for them.
.club is only staying above water through registration prices of 99 and less, a lot of it is now “Chinese promotions” and very low prices. They probably need to increase prices on non Chinese renewals to try and prevent revenue from falling. I would guess they will need to do a lot more price rises in the future and cut most marketing at some point.
I wouldn’t want to be a member of any .club that would accept me, so I pass. Goal for 2019: renew best domsins while keeping my day jobs. I thought .app was the best of the GTLDs followed by .club but maybe .app will be a bust too for aftermarket sales. Prediction verisign will keep .web on a chair in the basement until 99 percent of the GTLDs have flamed out. So maybe 2020.
The Chinese hype domains and sub $1 are going to drop, and not renew.
The best thing they ever did was sell wine.club, they regretted the sale, but not as much as the buyer does now.
The Bruce Marler credit.club find of the century the $250K premium domain, ended up selling in 2017 for $5K.
It is time to be real, domainers are done holding these dead weight no sell thru domains, sure the premium hold backs sell, but not the garbage bag holders are holding.
Whisper was $5-7M paid for the extension, plus the sunk marketing dollars, especially the 50 cent .com blunder.
The growth is not there, the 1M domains in week 1 never showed up.
I know they are nice guys, but we have to be realistic here, it is a business.
Look at the sheer numbers sitting on Chinese registers.
Registrar Domains +/- % Share
1. Alibaba Cloud Computing Ltd. (HiChina / http://www.net.cn, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.) 408,431 -143 25.35%
2. NameCheap, Inc. 317,687 -84 19.72%
3. GoDaddy.com, LLC (GoDaddy Group) 260,265 -268 16.15%
4. Chengdu West Dimension Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (www.west.cn) 132,993 -105 8.25%
5. Xin Net Technology Corporation 86,227 113 5.35%
6. GMO Internet, Inc. d/b/a Onamae.com 55,472 -15 3.44%
7. Bizcn.com, Inc. 48,530 1 3.01%
8. Xiamen Nawang Technology Co., Ltd 48,133 1 2.99%
9. Dynadot, LLC 29,675 -36 1.84%
10. 1&1 Internet SE (United Internet AG) 22,996 36 1.43%