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RELEASE: .CLUB Reaches 200,000 Domain Name Registrations In Less Than One Year

Most Popular New Web Extension Resonates Across Many Business Sectors

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – April 1, 2015 — From the US to Germany to Japan, and dozens of countries in between, website owners old and new have been adopting a web address that ends in “.club.” In less than a year from its launch, more than 200,000 .CLUB domain names have been sold, and hundreds of new .CLUB names are being registered every day at domain name resellers all over the world.  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 and 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.

 

“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,” said Colin Campbell, president and CEO of .CLUB Domains.  “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.”

 

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  The company recently launched Startup.club to support entrepreneurs building businesses around a .CLUB domain name. With more than 200,000 domain names sold to date .CLUB leads the pack of new domain extensions in sales and usage.   More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now a thttp://www.nic.club.

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For more information, please contact:

 

Bridgette King

.Club Domains Public Relations

954-937-9616

Bridgette@getthescoop.com

 

 

RELEASE: Club or Bar…We’ve Got Your Perfect Domain Name for Great Online Marketing

.CLUB and .BAR Domains Team Up at Nightclub & Bar Show

to Bring Meaningful New Web Addresses to the Industry

 

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – March 31, 2015 – There’s a new, better way for nightclubs and bars to market and promote themselves online, and the .CLUB and .BAR domain names are teaming up for the first time to offer the nightclub and bar industry the opportunity to get the perfect web address for their club or bar. .CLUB Domains, which owns and operates the #1 selling new generic top-level domain “.club”  and Punto 2012, the domain company that operates “.BAR” will be in booth # 232 at the Nightclub and Bar Show in Las Vegas March 31-April 1, 2015.

 

Since the beginning of the Internet, clubs and bars have been relegated to getting a .com, .net or similar web address that gives no context or meaning to what consumers will find at the site, nor does it necessarily help in SEO rankings.   In addition, with many of the good .com domains long taken, it leaves new businesses with little or no opportunity to have a great web address to market online.  But the Internet is changing…

 

The .club and .bar extensions have now become available, and more than 200,000 .CLUB and .BAR names  have already been registered.  .CLUB is the #1 selling new domain and also leads in premium name sales including Vegas.club for $100,000 and others, totaling more than $800,000 to date.

 

“.CLUB and .BAR really epitomize the success of the gTLD industry, because they’re two words that give genuine context to a web address and also are used throughout the world in just about every language,” said Colin Campbell, president and CEO of .CLUB Domains.  “It’s what the expansion of the Internet naming system was all about: giving businesses a chance to better brand and market themselves on and offline with a cool, amazing domain name that has meaning to everyone.”

 

“.BAR and .CLUB domains are short, easy to remember and recognized all over the world.  This is a great opportunity for bars and clubs to have a very relevant element that builds or reinforces positioning, marketing and categorization in the online world, and even offline,” shared Aaron Grego, CEO of .BAR Domains. “Every day,  we are finding new websites using .BAR domains, in exciting and innovative ways”

 

Anyone can register for a .CLUB or .BAR domain name at hundreds of registrars around the globe.  A list of .CLUB registrars can be found at nic.club/register and a list of .BAR registrars can be found at register.bar/registrars

 

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  The company recently launched Startup.club to support entrepreneurs building businesses around a .CLUB domain name. With more than 195,000 domain names sold to date .CLUB leads the pack of new domain extensions in sales and usage.   More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at www.nic.club.

About Punto 2012

Mexico City-based Punto 2012 owns and operates the .BAR and .REST web extensions that are specifically geared for the bars, pubs and nightclubs, including bar and restaurant guides, critics, delivery services, wine and liquor, and related industries.  .BAR enables bars and relevant businesses in the food and beverage industry to build an easily accessible neighborhood online and to have access to previously costly, unavailable, or unmanageable Internet addresses. .REST is the global domain for restaurants. More information can be found at www.register.bar and www.register.rest.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

Bridgette King

.Club Domains Public Relations

954-937-9616

Bridgette@getthescoop.com

 

Lola Alfonzo

.bar Domains

(720) 240-4770

lola@punto2012.com

RELEASE: The Name Game of Politics

Hillary.Club and HillaryClinton2016.club Up for Auction

As Bidders Vie for Online Political Real Estate

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL August 26, 2015 – With the 2016 Presidential election already looming large, two key web addresses are up for sale to the highest bidder as Hillary.club and HillaryClinton2016.club are currently accepting bids at a SnapNames.com domain name auction that will begin at midnight Eastern on September 1, 2015.  It’s anybody’s guess who will walk away with the politically charged online real estate, but bids start at just $69.00 for each, and are expected to go higher once the three-day auction commences.

It’s an accepted practice that political campaigns establish a strong online presence and dynamic social networking to convey their messages and that campaigns can potentially be won or lost online.  Now with the plethora of new web extensions, such as .club, .vote, .gop, .democrat, and more, politicians, supporters and even the opposition can now get a great web address for branding any politically focused or campaign-related website.

“Given the sense of community the word ‘club’ represents, we know that .CLUB web addresses can play a key role in the campaigns of the future.  In the 2014 Indonesian Presidential election we saw supporters rally behind the winning candidate Joko Widodo at www.Jokowi.club, and we’re confident the passion behind any political campaign can be easily expressed with a .CLUB domain,” stated Colin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB Domains.  “Many of the great .com names are taken – even Hillary.com isn’t available – but Hillary.club and HillaryClinton2016.club are both great names for official or unofficial supporter websites.”

While 2016 is being hailed as a `high-tech’ election, many candidates and political supporters may miss the boat by not securing their relevant web addresses, the prices of which can vary widely.  A generic word that also has other meanings, Trump.club, for example, is currently listed for sale at Sedo.com for an asking price of $20,000.   Campbell, a Florida resident, has registered the web address Jeb.club, not to sell it, but rather to take it off the market and donate it to the former Florida Governor’s campaign organization.

 

In order to participate in the auctions for Hillary.club and HillaryClinton2016.club bids must be placed online at SnapNames.com before 9pm PT on August 31st / 12am ET September 1st.

 

Recognized as the most popular new domain extension, .CLUB has set records for the highest amount paid to date for a new generic top-level domain (gTLD) when wine.club sold for $140,000 at auction, and both Vegas.club and Coffee.club sold for $100,000 each.

 

 

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  The company recently launched Startup.club to support entrepreneurs building businesses around a .CLUB domain name. With more than 280,000 domain names sold to date .CLUB leads the pack of new domain extensions in sales and usage. More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at http://www.get.club.

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For more information, please contact:

 

Bridgette King

.Club Domains Public Relations

954-937-9616

Bridgette@get.club

 

 

 

RELEASE: POPULAR VICES ARE FEATURED NAMES IN NAMESCON DOMAIN AUCTION What Happens In Vegas? Entrepreneurs Can Grab Weed.club, Wine.club, Fight.club and More

Hundreds of bidders expected to turn out in person

with more online bidders vying for premium domain real estate

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL and LAS VEGAS, NV– January 5, 2015 – If you are not ready to give up all your bad habits for your New Year’s resolutions, you may be in luck as some popular vices are topping the list of alluring web addresses that individuals and entrepreneurs can bid on at the upcoming RightOfTheDot Live and Online Domain Auction at NamesCon.  High-value premium domain names including Weed.club. Wine.club, Tequila.club. MileHigh.club and Fight.club are just some of the attention-getting web addresses offered by .CLUB Domains and other domain registries.

 

The auction, slated for January 13, 2015 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, is part of The RightOfTheDot™ Premium Live and Online Auctions taking place at the NamesCon Conference and is powered by the leading live and online domain name auction platform SnapNames.com.  The Online Extended Auction will begin on January 15th and run through Feburary 5th.

 

.CLUB Domains has set records in 2014 for the highest new domain name sale to date, with Coffee.Club selling in November for $100,000, and .CLUB is responsible for 60 percent of Sedo’s top ten for new domain aftermarket sales.  It is the #1 selling new top-level domain (gTLD) on the Internet today, having sold more than 160,000 new web addresses since its launch in May 2014.

 

“With countless businesses being created around subscription and membership models, .CLUB has proven itself to be a popular domain extension for entrepreneurs and innovative companies,” said Colin Campbell, president and CEO of .CLUB Domains.  “We’re excited to offer some inspired, fun and extremely lucrative .CLUB domain names in this auction.  Every one of these names can be the launching pad for a category dominating business, and there are expected to be some great deals at this auction.”

 

Domains selected for this auction represent category-defining vices and classic activities popular across the globe.  Featured domains include:

 

Wine.Club

Weed.Club

Tequila.Club

MileHigh.Club

Fight.Club

Glee.Club

Fans.Club

Match.Club

Advertising.Club

Chess.Club

Birthday.Club

 

To ensure all interested parties have an opportunity to participate, the auction is divided into three distinct phases as noted below. It is highly advised that all participants create their SnapNames account a minimum of three days in advance and bid on names as early as possible to prevent missing out on desired domains.

 

Interested bidders can contact Info@RightOfTheDot.com with any additional questions or how to bid remotely or via proxy bid form.

 

Stage 1 – Pre-Bidding:

  • Now In-Progress, Live Auction Pre-Bidding Ends:
 Tuesday Jan 13, 2015 at 9 am Pacific Time. To learn how Pre-Bidding works, visit http://goo.gl/O4SYAF

Stage 2 – Live Auction from NamesCon for In-Room Bidders and Simultaneous Online Bidding for Bidders Unable to Attend In-Person:

  • Live Auction Starts:
Tuesday Jan 13, 2015 at 4:30 pm Pacific Time
  • Live Auction Ends:
Immediately after each of the lots have been offered. It is advisable to join the auction as it begins to avoid missing a bidding opportunity.

 

Stage 3 – Extended Online Auction Featuring Domains Not Sold in the Live Auction:

  • Extended Auction Starts:
Thursday Jan 15, 2015 at 9 am Pacific Time
  • Extended Auction Ends:
Thursday Feb 5, 2015 at 12:15pm Pacific Time

 

Creating an account is free and for further details including important updates, dates and links, go to: http://goo.gl/OvqOAi

 

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  The company recently launched Startup.club to support entrepreneurs building businesses around a .CLUB domain name. With more than 160,000 domain names sold to date .CLUB leads the pack of new domain extensions in sales and usage.   More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at http://www.nic.club.

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For more information, please contact:

 

Bridgette King

.Club Domains Public Relations

954-937-9616

Bridgette@getthescoop.com

RELEASE: COFFEE.CLUB LAUNCHES ON BLACK FRIDAY

First Company Incubated by StartUp.Club Will Target America’s 100 Million Coffee Drinkers

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL– November 28, 2014 – Coffee.club, a subscription-based coffee club that delivers among the freshest access to organic, ethically sourced roasted beans on the market today, announces its launch on Black Friday to appeal to the more than 54 percent of Americans who drink coffee on a daily basis.  Coffee.club is the first company incubated under Startup.Club, which gives entrepreneurs an easy and affordable way to fund the purchase of a “category-killer” .CLUB domain name and build a company around it.

 

To celebrate the launch of the coffee subscription service and the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping traditions, Coffee.club will be offering a special 40% discount on all orders Friday, November 28th through Monday, December 1st.

 

Coffee.club is a perfect example of how a great business can be built around one great domain name,” said Colin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB Domains, which launched Startup.CLUB less than a month ago to offer qualified businesses assistance in obtaining their domain name and marketing their business.  “We formed .CLUB as a way for people to express their passions online and build a community around it,” added Campbell.  “The team behind Coffee.club has years of experience in the coffee industry so the timing was perfect to create a subscription coffee service, a coffee.club.”

 

Coffee expert and businessman Bill McClure purchased Coffee.club last month for $100,000, the highest amount paid to date for a new domain name extension, to be paid in installments under the Startup.club program.  Coffee.club delivers small-batch, hand-roasted Third Wave Coffee Arabica beans and delivers fresh roasted coffee to members’ doorsteps just days from being roasted. The Third Wave Coffee movement boasts the highest form of culinary appreciation of coffee, allowing customers to taste the subtleties of flavor, varietal and growing region.

 

“Coffee connoisseurs have a passion for freshness and taste, and that passion deserves a club of its own,” said McClure.  “The Coffee.club domain name is incredibly brandable, memorable and marketable, and Startup.CLUB made it easy for us to acquire the name, and leverage marketing and business support from the .CLUB team.”

 

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  The company recently launched Startup.club to support entrepreneurs building businesses around a .CLUB domain name. With more than 140,000 domain names sold to date .CLUB leads the pack of new domain extensions in sales and usage.   More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at http://www.nic.club.

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For more information, please contact:

 

Bridgette King

.Club Domains Public Relations

954-937-9616

Bridgette@getthescoop.com

RELEASE: Startup.club LAUNCHES TO HELP ENTREPRENEURS GET ACCESS TO GREAT .CLUB PREMIUM DOMAIN NAMES

Easy Payment Option Plan Now Available with Added “Club” benefits

 

MIAMI, FL – October 31, 2014 – Now just about any entrepreneur or startup can have access to a great high-value .CLUB domain name to build a business around, thanks to the launch of Startup.CLUB today at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East Conference in Miami.   .CLUB Domains, owner and operator of the #1 selling new generic top-level domain (gTLD) on the Web, announced today a new program for entrepreneurs that includes a payment plan for premium .CLUB domain names valued at more than $20,000 each.  The payment plan 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.clubTheDudes.clubEat.clubMiPay.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.”

 

Join The Startup.Club

 

Here’s how it works:

 

  • Go to www.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.

 

“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,” said 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.  “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 ondomain 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.

 

About .CLUB Domains, LLC

.CLUB Domains, LLC owns and operates the new “.CLUB” domain extension, which is currently the #1 selling new generic top-level domain on the Web today.  Already recognized for its branding and marketing value, clubs of all shapes and sizes, including nightclubs, sporting and country clubs, corporate loyalty programs, online retailers, professional associations and many more, have registered and launched .CLUB websites to add more context and meaning to their website addresses.   Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and add marketing value. More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at http://www.nic.club.

 

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Contact Information:

 

Bridgette King

For .Club Domains Public Relations

954.937.9616

Bridgette@getthescoop.com

 

 

RELEASE: WORLD CRICKET CHAMPION VIRAT KOHLI LAUNCHES .CLUB WEBSITE

ViratKohli.club Will Be New Home to Millions of Sports Star’s Fans

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL and NEW DELHI, INDIA – November 17, 2014 – Virat Kohli, world cricket star and captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the Indian Premier League, announced today the launch of his new website at ViratKohli.club.  This is the first dedicated website launched by Kohli, who expects many of his more than 18 million Facebook fans and Twitter followers to come to the site for updated weekly tips and training videos, stats, a photo gallery, a timeline with live social media feeds and more.

“Cricket is one of the world’s most popular sports, and we’re incredibly pleased that Virat Kohli has chosen a .club domain name  to launch his first-ever official website,” said Colin Campbell, president and CEO of .CLUB Domains.  “A celebrity’s website should be all about their fans and community so a .club web address is a natural fit for anybody with a fan following or membership base.  Having such an international star with millions of fans all over the world is a great opportunity to show the brand power and marketing benefits of a .club address.”

Kohli was a key factor during India’s World Cup triumph in 2011, where he struck vital centuries in the tournament. His achievements on and off the field have been recognized and he received the ICC ODI Player of the year award in 2012 and 2014 and was rated by SportsPro as the 2nd most marketable athlete in the world.  His gung-ho attitude, youthful charm and his determination have led to him becoming the captain of his IPL team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 IPL season. Virat Kohli also won Man of the Tournament award in ICC World T20, 2014.

“I’m excited to launch my official website at ViratKohli.club.  With so many things going on in my life it made sense to have a dedicated online destination to share tips and updates and interact with my fans, said Kohli.  “It was a natural fit to choose a .club name over any other because I want my loyal fans to know they’re indeed part of my club.”

Other superstars, including legendary rapper, actor and entrepreneur 50 Cent and singer Demi Lovato have also launched their fan sites at 50InDa.Club and Lovato.club, along with thousands of global brands, subscription-based services, loyalty clubs, country clubs, nightclubs, and many more.  .CLUB has quickly grown to be the #1 selling new generic top-level domain (gTLD) and has more live sites in the Alexa top 1 million websites than any other new top level domain name, according to data compiled by Namestat.org.

 

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  The company recently launched Startup.club to support entrepreneurs building businesses around a .CLUB domain name. With more than 135,000 domain names sold to date .CLUB leads the pack of new domain extensions in sales and usage.   More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at http://www.nic.club.

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For more information, please contact:

 

Bridgette King

.Club Domains Public Relations

954-937-9616

Bridgette@getthescoop.com

 

RELEASE: .CLUB IS FIRST TO REACH 100,000 DOMAIN NAMES SOLD

Best-Selling New Domain Extension Hits Major Milestone in Just Over 100 Days –

Also Leads in Most Popular Live Sites

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – August 29, 2014 – .CLUB Domains announced that it has sold its 100,000th new domain name today, setting a record as the first new generic top-level domain (gTLD) to sell 100,000 domains and continuing its streak as the best-selling new domain extension.   Entrepreneurs, brand owners, popular entertainers, corporations, domain investors and more from around the world have registered their own .CLUB websites, including entertainer 50 Cent’s 50InDa.Club, singer Demi Lovato’s Lovato.club, fitness expert Tiffany Rothe’s ICFC.club and many established Rotary, golf, country, yacht, auto, and sports clubs. According to data compiled by Namestat.org, there are already over 150 .CLUB websites in the Alexa top 1 million websites by traffic, more than any other new top level domain name.

In just over 100 days since its launch, .CLUB websites have continued to grow in popularity, with some very interesting names and website concepts. TheDudes.Club has launched as the “go-to place for all the things men find interesting;” LuckyDuck.club will soon launch as a gourmet coffee service; RoswellRotary.club, the Rowell Georgia Rotary chapter now forwards its old .com address to the new .club address; and many clubs, bloggers and businesses are registering from around the world every day.

“We’ve seen an increase in not only entirely new businesses springing up specifically around the .CLUB domain, such as shaving.club, but also from companies that are creating micro sites within their larger sites as a private, members-only address that offers additional benefits and privileges for `club’ insiders,” said Colin Campbell, president and CEO of .CLUB Domains. “We believe we have sold more than any other new domain because the word CLUB is so meaningful, and has recognition all over the world. It is easy to remember and allows for a great, catchy domain name.

Many premium .CLUB domains have also been sold to corporations and investors, including eat.club selling for $20,000; baby.club and Barbie.club each selling for $5,000; Ritz.club selling for $7,500; Mary Kay’s purchasing beauty.club and skincare.club; and many more.   “But there are still many, many great .CLUB names still available for under $15 a year,” added Campbell.

.CLUB domain names are available for purchase from major Domain Name sellers everywhere, such as GoDaddy, Name.com, Hexonet, 101 Domain, 1and1, United Domains, and more. To get your own .CLUB domain name, visit your favorite registrar today or click here to find a complete list of .CLUB registrars from www.nic.club.

 

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry. Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .CLUB is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management. .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs. By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.” More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at www.nic.club.

 

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For more information, please contact:

 

Bridgette King

.Club Domains Public Relations

954-937-9616

Bridgette@getthescoop.com

RELEASE: .CLUB DOMAIN NAME TO OFFER $10,00O IN PRIZES FOR BEST HACKATHON PROJECT AT LAUNCH FESTIVAL

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL and SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 24, 2015 – To help support the startup community and underscore the power of a great domain name, the company behind the new Internet domain name extension “.CLUB” is awarding $10,000 in prizes to an entrant of this year’s LAUNCH Hackathon taking place February 27- March 1, 2015 in San Francisco.

.CLUB is offering every LAUNCH Hackathon participant a free .CLUB domain name from GoDaddy, and any teams that choose to use a .CLUB domain name for their LAUNCH Hackathon project are automatically eligible to win the $10,000 prize for the best project in the .CLUB.    The winning entrant (best project using a .CLUB domain name) will get $5,000 CASH from .CLUB as well as a $5,000 credit toward a category killer premium .CLUB domain name.

Around 200 teams, typically consisting of 2-4 people, spend 48 hours together in a room at the LAUNCH Hackathon, building something that will “wow” judges and get them on stage with 15 other finalists to vie for the top prize of getting funded with $100,000 plus additional investment prizes.   Any team using a CLUB domain name for their project will be eligible to win the $10,000 prize from .CLUB, whether they make the Hackathon finals or not.

“Our goal is to continue to support the startup community because we understand how important a great domain can be to the branding and marketing success of a company,” said Jeffrey Sass, CMO  of .CLUB Domains, which owns and operates the #1 selling new generic top-level domain (gTLD) .   “We’ve seen many great startups like Coffee.club, Shaving.club, Eat.club and many others use a .CLUB name as membership and subscription-based business models continue to grow in popularity.  If a LAUNCH Hackathon project is about building a community of members or has a subscription model, there’s no better URL than YourName.club.  We look forward to using our prize to help support an innovative new idea that will be launched at LAUNCH.”    Sass will be among the .CLUB team members attending the Hackathon and judging the entrants for the .CLUB prize.

Participating LAUNCH Hackathon Teams can find out more information about .CLUB and pick up their code for a free name by visiting the .CLUB booth at the Hackathon on Friday, February 27th.

 

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  The company also launched Startup.club to support entrepreneurs building businesses around a .CLUB domain name. With more than 180,000 domain names sold to date .CLUB leads the pack of new domain extensions in sales and usage.   More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at http://www.nic.club.

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RELEASE: VEGAS.CLUB SOLD FOR $100,000 & SET TO LAUNCH AS MEMBERS-ONLY SITE FOR DEALS, CONCIERGE SERVICES, VIP TREATMENT & MORE

Partnership Formed to Bring Another High-Value .CLUB

Premium Name Business to Market

 

 

LAS VEGAS, NV and FORT LAUDERDALE, FL– January 13, 2015 – .CLUB Domains and One Degree World Systems, Inc. announced today the sale of the domain Vegas.CLUB for $100,000, as well as the formation of a partnership to launch and operate the Vegas.CLUB website as a destination membership club. The site will launch in the second quarter of 2015 and will offer a variety of membership tiers with varying degrees of service levels, including members-only deals on nightclubs, hotels, shows, attractions and tours as well as concierge services, VIP status at local attractions, and white glove services like personal assistants on the ground, butler and nanny services and more.

 

At the helm of the partnership is One Degree World’s CEO Howard Lefkowitz, a travel and tourism pioneer, who built VEGAS.com into the largest city site in the world.

 

“Being in a club is about having exclusivity, connections and personal service,” said Lefkowitz. “It’s how you get into the hottest clubs without waiting in line, get the best seats to a show and the chef’s s table in the top restaurants, how you get that special present for a loved one and have the waiter bring it to the table and how to get that document printed, signed and overnighted to its destination. Being in a members-only club opens lots of doors and ensures an experience of a lifetime with no extra effort.”

 

Lefkowitz announced the Vegas.CLUB partnership during a keynote presentation at the NamesCon conference currently underway at The Tropicana Las Vegas. The RightOfTheDot consultancy also assisted in putting together the deal.

 

“We’re incredibly excited and privileged to partner with Howard on Vegas.CLUB and participate in its success, because his track record in travel, tourism and entertainment is unmatched, and quite frankly nobody knows the city and its assets better than he does,” said Colin Campbell, president and CEO of .CLUB Domains. “Vegas.CLUB will be geared to those people who want to really take advantage of the city and everything it has to offer and will truly be a great showpiece of how the right domain can add tremendous marketing value.”

 

.CLUB Domains set records in 2014 for the highest new domain name sales to date, and recently sold Coffee.Club in November, also for $100,000. .CLUB is responsible for 60 percent of Sedo’s 2014 top ten for new domain aftermarket sales and is the #1 selling new top-level domain (gTLD) on the Internet today, having sold more than 160,000 new web addresses since its launch in May 2014.

 

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  The company recently launched Startup.club to support entrepreneurs building businesses around a .CLUB domain name. With more than 160,000 domain names sold to date .CLUB leads the pack of new domain extensions in sales and usage.  More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at http://www.nic.club.

About One Degree World Systems, Inc.

Headquartered in Las Vegas with international offices coming soon in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, One Degree World, Inc. was meticulously devised by a team of executive-level hospitality and tech experts from brands including Vegas.com, Wal-Mart, Amazon.com, Google, American Airlines, Travelport, IGT and Caesars Entertainment. One Degree World’s groundbreaking online platform was custom-built by teams comprised of the best-of-breed programmers from around the world, providing an innovative perspective on bringing the ease and joy back into the travel and entertainment experience.

 

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RELEASE: SUPER PREMIUM .CLUB DOMAIN NAMES UP FOR GRABS AS PART OF HERITAGE AUCTIONS’ DOMAIN NAMES & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AUCTION

Domain investors & businesses expected to bid high for most popular names, including Bitcoin.Club, Luxury.Club alongside Bitcoins.com and more

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – July 10, 2014 – A handful of Super Premium high-value .CLUB Domain Names are slated to be auctioned off as part of Heritage Auctions’ Domain Names & Intellectual Property Auction that also includes notable .com’s, including Bitcoins.com which is being offered by Bitcoin entrepreneur Mark Karpeles to provide some relief to the people impacted by once dominant, now bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox.

.CLUB is currently the number one selling new gTLD, having sold more than 80,000 domains since its launch two months ago. The .CLUB names included in this Heritage Auction are:

Bitcoin.club

Baby.club

Luxury.club

Comicbooks.club

CoinCollecting.club

“These auctions provide a great opportunity for businesses, brands, marketers and domain investors alike to get the most valuable and popular new domain names early on,” said Colin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB Domains.   “New domain extensions such as .CLUB can provide a great value and upside as compared to their keyword counterparts in .com, and in many cases, they add meaning that enhances the value.”

.CLUB has already proven to be a popular new domain name among global brands, nightclubs, associations, sports and country clubs, professional sports teams and many more.   Recently, famed hip hop artist and entrepreneur 50 Cent launch 50InDa.Club and recording artist Demi Lovato announced her new fan site at Lovato.club.   To date, there has been more than $600,000 in .CLUB premium name sales.  Recent reported sales include: Eat.club for $20,000, English.club for $17,500,  chinese.club for $13,750 and toys.club for $12,500.

“We chose a .CLUB extension for our new company Shaving.club as it not only helps brand us an affinity group for luxury shaving products, but also because of the extension’s global appeal and recognition no matter what language or alphabet you use,” said Lucas Webster, CEO and founder of Shaving.Club, one of many new businesses that have already been launched using a .CLUB domain.

The online domain auction is live here, and ends at 10pm CT on July 23rd. The live auction concludes on July 24, 2014 at 1pm CT.

The Heritage Domain Name Auction is an exclusive joint partnership between Heritage Auctions and RightOfTheDot, LLC to provide live auctioneer and live online auction services for premium domains in new TLD extensions that are being launched over the next several years. Heritage Auctions has completed more than $8 Billion in auction transactions since 1976, and is the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer and the third largest auction house in the world. Heritage’s website is among the most-trafficked websites on the web and it has offices and buying capability all over the world.

About .CLUB Domains, LLC

.CLUB Domains, LLC owns and operates the new “.CLUB” domain extension, which is currently the #1 selling new generic top-level domain on the Web today. Already recognized for its branding and marketing value, clubs of all shapes and sizes, including nightclubs, sporting and country clubs, corporate loyalty programs, online retailers, professional associations and many more, have registered and launched .CLUB websites to add more context and meaning to their website addresses.   Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and add marketing value. More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at www.nic.club.

RELEASE: .CLUB IS NOW #1 SELLING NEW WEB DOMAIN EXTENSION

.CLUB Web Address Registrations Shoot to Top in Less Than 3 Weeks of Debut

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – May 28, 2014 – On the heels of its NYC launch party last week, hosted by legendary rapper, actor and entrepreneur 50 Cent, .CLUB Domains, the company formed to own and operate the new “.CLUB” generic top-level domain (gTLD), announced today that more than 60,000 new .CLUB web addresses have been registered in just under three weeks of general availability, propelling it to the #1 spot of all new domain extension registrations. As of Tuesday, May 27, both ntldstats.com and namestat.org show .CLUB in the top position for new domain registrations.

At the NYC event 50 Cent helped shine the mainstream spotlight on .CLUB by launching a new fan site at www.50inda.club.  When .CLUB went live on May 7, more than 32,000 domain names sold in the first 24 hours, making it the #1 debut of any new generic domain within moments of its public release.  That number has nearly doubled in just 20 days, helping to prove that .CLUB is the only new domain to have absolute mainstream global recognition and appeal.

“We’ve seen an incredible response from companies, individuals, organizations, and now celebrities from all over the world, and it’s proving that how we market and navigate the web is changing forever as people understand the value of adding context and meaning beyond `.com’ to web addresses,” said Colin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB Domains.  “Sites like 50InDa.Club are great examples of how the word `club’ has mainstream global appeal and understanding in industries, countries and languages throughout the world, and it’s the perfect web address for bringing people together who share a common interest and passion.”

In addition to www.50inda.club, many other mainstream websites have already launched with the new .CLUB extension, including www.shaving.club, www.crackerscomedy.club, www.mipay.club and more.  .CLUB domain names are available now for under $15.00/year from major Domain Name sellers everywhere, such as GoDaddy, Name.com, Hexonet, 101 Domain, 1and1, United Domains, and more. To get your own .CLUB domain name, visit your favorite registrar today or click here to find a complete list of .CLUB registrars from www.nic.club.

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .CLUB is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at www.nic.club.

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RELEASE: .CLUB DOMAINS LAND RUSH IS ON!

Anyone Can Now Participate in the Greatest Land Grab of The Internet’s History –

Early Premium Name sales already include Makeup.club, English.club and Shaving.club

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL and HOLLYWOOD, CA March 30, 2014 – Like the United States Land Rush of 1889 that changed the landscape of America and the lives of million of people, a new land grab is ensuing all over the Internet as new domain extensions come to market and .CLUB Domains, LLC announces its Land Rush Period starting tomorrow, April 1, 2014.  Its Land Rush signals the 30-day priority period when website domains with the .CLUB extension can be applied for, and the Company has posted more than 12,000 suggested names at www.landrush.club.

Early sales of premium .CLUB names have shown high demand, with such premium names as makeup.club and beauty.club purchased by MaryKay Cosmetics.  Other sales include Havana.club, shaving.club and  English.club with English.club landing a price of $17,500.

.CLUB’s Land Rush follows an impressive Trademark Sunrise Period, where nearly 500 brands applied for their “Trademark.club” names from a broad range of vertical industries across the globe, including Audi.club, Chanel.club, NewYorkYankees.club, Harley.club, Lego.club, ManUnited.club, Diners.club and many more from high-profile sports teams, auto manufacturers, major consumer and luxury brands, private clubs and others.

“The start of our Land Rush marks a great opportunity for domain investors, entrepreneurs and amateur investors to stake their claim on a great .CLUB domain name,” said Colin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB Domains.  “History has shown the value of a great domain name, and now is the time to get in on the ground floor of the .CLUB launch.”

Lucas Webster, who is launching www.Shaving.club, the “Netflix” of luxury razors, added, “As the owner of a subscription-based membership business, I could not think of a better domain name than one with .CLUB.  The name Shaving.club immediately and memorably expresses the nature of my business.”

One of the first 100 new top level domain names to enter the Internet root zone, the .CLUB extension has consistently ranked among the Top 10 or most popular new extensions to be applied for during registrar pre-registration periods over the past several months, making it the first top level domain to come to market that has mainstream global appeal.

.CLUB is a Platinum Sponsor of the 2014 DomainFest conference March 31-April 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California and will be hosting its Land Rush Kickoff Party at the Lowes Hotel.    Its Land Rush period ends May 1, 2014.  At the end of the Land Rush period names with multiple applicants will be sent to an auction for the name managed by SEDO.  A list of featured Land Rush registrars can be found at www.landrush.club.

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .CLUB is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at www.nic.club.

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RELEASE: 50 Cent IS IN DA .CLUB AS AWARD-WINNING RAPPER, ACTOR & ENTREPRENEUR ANNOUNCES NEW FAN SITE AT WWW.50INDA.CLUB

Artist to Debut Site & Host .CLUB’s NYC Launch Party

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL May 13, 2014 – Well-known for his No. 1 Billboard hit “In Da Club” and on the brink of releasing his new album early next month “Animal Ambition,” legendary rapper 50 Cent announced today the upcoming launch of the www.50InDa.Club web site in association with .CLUB Domains, the company formed to own and operate the new “.CLUB” generic top-level domain (gTLD).  50 Cent will be officially launching the page and appearing live at the invitation-only launch party for the new .CLUB domain name extension in Manhattan on May 22, 2014.

“As I prepare to launch `Animal Ambition’ on June 3 and my new drama `Power’ on Starz, the timing was right to give my fans a central web location to stay on top of all my latest news and social updates,” said Curtis `50 Cent’ Jackson.  “I like to stay on the cutting edge, and 50inda.club represents the new wave of Internet names that actually mean something to me and my fans.”

50 Cent will be the featured guest at the .CLUB Domains and 50InDa.Club official launch event on May 22nd, celebrating the General Availability of one of the top new domain name extensions to come to market, and the only one to have absolute global recognition and appeal.   .CLUB went live on May 7th with more than 32,000 domain names sold in the first 24 hours, making it the #1 debut of any new generic domain within moments of its public release.

“50 Cent is a perfect fit for .CLUB because he truly understands brand recognition and the power and passion of being part of a community – a club,” said Colin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB Domains.  “We’re pumped up to see the 50inda.club website and especially excited to have 50 Cent join us to help kick off our launch at our party in New York. Now everyone can be In Da .Club!”

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) brokered the deal with .CLUB on behalf of 50 Cent.   In addition to celebrities, early registrations by companies and individuals who have obtained their very own “yourname.club” Web address include high-profile sports teams, auto manufacturers, major consumer and luxury brands, private clubs, fan clubs, hobbyists, and many more.  Sales of “premium” .CLUB names have already exceeded $500,000 in the early weeks of availability.

.CLUB domain names are available now for under $15.00/year from major Domain Name sellers everywhere, such as GoDaddy, Hexonet, 101 Domain, 1and1, United Domains, and more. To get your own .CLUB domain name, visit your favorite registrar today or click here to find a complete list of .CLUB registrars from www.nic.club.

About 50 Cent

50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor and actor from Queens, New York.  He rose to fame with the release of his 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, which has sold more than 8 million copies.  The Grammy Award winner has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and has been awarded numerous accolades including 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards, to name a few.  He was ranked as the #1 rap artist and most successful Hot 100 Artist of the 2000s by Billboard Magazine, as well as that decade’s sixth-best artist and fourth top male artists of that decade. 50 Cent’s fifth studio album, Animal Ambition  features collaborations  with Trey Songz, Yo Gotti, Jadakiss, Styles P and more. On March 18, 2014 the first two songs and videos from Animal Ambition were released and each week following an additional song and video have become available continuing through the album’s release date of June 3,2014. A special deluxe version of Animal Ambition featuring a lenticular album cover will be available exclusively at Best Buy on June 3rd as well. The highly anticipated Street King Immortal album will follow in fall 2014.

What began as music chart dominance for the rap music phenomenon quickly transformed to success in corporate America as a multi-tiered business mogul to be reckoned with. 50 Cent has also carved out a successful and acclaimed career as an actor, appearing in more than 21 films including “Frozen Ground” with Nicolas Cage and John Cusack and “The Tomb” starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He recently wrapped filming on “The Prince” with Bruce Willis and John Cusack and has begun filming “Spy” with Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law. He is currently serving as executive producer and has a reoccurring role on the highly anticipated series “Power” set to air on Starz on June 7, 2014. Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of his time, 50 Cent has managed to leverage his star power into record breaking brand extensions encompassing a broad spectrum of businesses including artist management, film production, footwear and apparel, fragrance, video games, publishing, headphones and health drinks and supplements.

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .CLUB is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at www.nic.club.

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Amanda K. Ruisi (50 Cent PR)

AKR Public Relations

Info@akrpr.com

 

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RELEASE: NEW .CLUB DOMAIN EXTENSION LAUNCHES TODAY

Highly Anticipated Domain Name Now Available For Immediate Registration

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL May 7, 2014 –  While Lego.club, Ferarri.club, NewYorkYankees.club and many more brands have had a jump start on buying their new .CLUB web addresses, now anyone can buy and start their own .CLUB as “yourname.club” web addresses become available for immediate registration today, as announced by .CLUB Domains, LLC, the company formed to own and operate the new “.CLUB” domain extension.

Starting today, anyone can visit one of over 70 registrars around the globe, including, GoDaddy, Network Solutions, Register.com, Name.com, 1and1, United Domains and many more to register their very own .CLUB Web address to market a club, membership organization, affinity and loyalty program, fan club, social group or just to create a website to bring together people sharing a common interest or passion.

The new “.CLUB” generic top-level domain name (gTLD) is already one of the most successful new gTLDs to come to market, selling nearly $500,000 in premium names and registering new web addresses from a broad range of vertical industries across the globe, including high-profile sports teams, auto manufacturers, major consumer and luxury brands, private clubs and more. Now anyone can get a great .CLUB domain name on a first come, first served basis.

“The response for .CLUB web address has been incredible thus far, so we’re excited that the flood gates are now open and anyone can register and use their very own .CLUB website,” said Colin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB.   “Club has universal recognition and appeal all over the world, no matter what language or alphabet, so it’s the perfect domain to spark innovation and creativity around any community or passion.”

Shaving.club is one business that sees the value of a .CLUB name.  Touted as the “Netflix of luxury shaving products,” Shaving.club has launched as a place where users can join and save up to 50% on the most popular razors, creams, brushes and more.  “Having a .CLUB web address is an integral part of our business strategy as it instantly identifies us as a membership-focused organization, it’s easily remembered and very catchy from a marketing perspective,” said Lucas Webster, CEO and founder of Shaving.Club.  “We’re proud to be among the first to have a .CLUB web address and be a pioneer in this new Internet landscape.”

Whether you are an individual or a business, a group of two or two million, there’s a perfect .CLUB domain name waiting for you at a very reasonable price – approximately $15 per year depending on the registrar.  Visit your favorite registrar today or click here to find a complete list of .CLUB registrars.

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .CLUB is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at www.nic.club.

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.Club Domains Public Relations

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RELEASE: NEW gTLD .CLUB SHINES DURING TRADEMARK SUNRISE PERIOD

Registrations of .CLUB Web Addresses Come from Broad Range of Verticals, including Global Sports Teams, Luxury Brands, Retail Loyalty Programs and More

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL March 4, 2014 –  Early Sunrise registrations of the new “.CLUB” generic top-level domain name (gTLD) are already signaling demand for the new web address from a broad range of vertical industries across the globe, including high-profile sports teams, auto manufacturers, major consumer and luxury brands, private clubs and more, said executives at .CLUB Domains, LLC, the company formed to own and operate the new “.CLUB” gTLD.

.CLUB’s Trademark Sunrise Period began on January 28th and ends on March 29th.  During this period trademark holders who have registered their marks with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) have the opportunity to register their “Trademark.club” names before the new domain extension is offered to the general public.  In the first 30 days of its Sunrise period, .CLUB has attracted registrations from trademark holders that represent the broad spectrum of vertical markets that actively use and understand the value of the word “club” to represent their community of customers and fans.  The .CLUB Sunrise Registrations, which will not be formally released until the end of the Sunrise period, includes many high profile brands that already use the word “club” in some form for their consumer focused loyalty, reward or affinity programs.

“We’re excited but not surprised to see the strong response for .CLUB domain names during Sunrise thus far, as the word has recognition around the globe and relevance to virtually every person, company and brand in the world,” said Colin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB.  “Trademark holders are recognizing that a .CLUB domain name is a valuable asset they can use to market to and represent their community of customers and loyal followers.”

One of the first 100 new top level domain names to enter the Internet root zone, the .CLUB extension has consistently ranked among the Top 10 or most popular new extensions to be applied for during registrar pre-registration periods over the past several months, making it the first top level domain to come to market that has mainstream global appeal.

.CLUB Domains’ CMO Jeffrey Sass will be a speaker at the Digital Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress in New York on March 3 and 4th,, and .CLUB Domains is a sponsor and will be in attendance at the INTA: Maintaining The Perfect Partnership Conference also in New York on March 4th and 5th.

.CLUB’s Trademark Sunrise Period ends March 29, 2014.  Brands and other trademark holders can find a list of .CLUB featured Sunrise registrars and TMCH Agents here.

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .CLUB is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at www.nic.club.

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Text Box:  NEW gTLD .CLUB  SHINES DURING TRADEMARK SUNRISE PERIOD

Registrations of .CLUB Web Addresses Come from Broad Range of Verticals, including Global Sports Teams, Luxury Brands, Retail Loyalty Programs and More

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL March 4, 2014  Early Sunrise registrations of the new “.CLUB” generic top-level domain name (gTLD) are already signaling demand for the new web address from a broad range of vertical industries across the globe, including high-profile sports teams, auto manufacturers, major consumer and luxury brands, private clubs and more, said executives at .CLUB Domains, LLC, the company formed to own and operate the new “.CLUB” gTLD.

 

.CLUB’s Trademark Sunrise Period began on January 28th and ends on March 29th.  During this period trademark holders who have registered their marks with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) have the opportunity to register their “Trademark.club” names before the new domain extension is offered to the general public.  In the first 30 days of its Sunrise period, .CLUB has attracted registrations from trademark holders that represent the broad spectrum of vertical markets that actively use and understand the value of the word “club” to represent their community of customers and fans.  The .CLUB Sunrise Registrations, which will not be formally released until the end of the Sunrise period, includes many high profile brands that already use the word “club” in some form for their consumer focused loyalty, reward or affinity programs.

“We’re excited but not surprised to see the strong response for .CLUB domain names during Sunrise thus far, as the word has recognition around the globe and relevance to virtually every person, company and brand in the world,” said Colin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB.  “Trademark holders are recognizing that a .CLUB domain name is a valuable asset they can use to market to and represent their community of customers and loyal followers.”

One of the first 100 new top level domain names to enter the Internet root zone, the .CLUB extension has consistently ranked among the Top 10 or most popular new extensions to be applied for during registrar pre-registration periods over the past several months, making it the first top level domain to come to market that has mainstream global appeal.  

.CLUB Domains’ CMO Jeffrey Sass will be a speaker at the Digital Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress in New York on March 3 and 4th,, and .CLUB Domains is a sponsor and will be in attendance at the INTA: Maintaining The Perfect Partnership Conference also in New York on March 4th and 5th.

 

.CLUB’s Trademark Sunrise Period ends March 29, 2014.  Brands and other trademark holders can find a list of .CLUB featured Sunrise registrars and TMCH Agents here.

 

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .CLUB is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at www.nic.club.

 

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.Club Domains Public Relations

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RELEASE: Sedo and .CLUB Amp Up Domain Name Competition with Winter Sports Auction

Snowboarding.club, Skiing.club Among Names Available in Special Auction

for Pre-Registration Priority on February 19

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. February 11, 2014 Sedo, the world’s largest domain marketplace and monetization provider, and .CLUB Domains have partnered to offer a Winter Sports Auction of never before released .CLUB domain names. Taking place February 19-26, this auction will include 25 premium winter sports-related names with the .CLUB extension, including Snowboarding.club, Skiing.club, IceHockey.club and more. The highest bidder will be given first priority to acquire the domain name from .CLUB at the winning bid price after .CLUB’s sunrise phase – a period reserved for trademark holder registrations – ends on March 29, 2014

“This auction is all about getting a domain name that truly expresses and targets the passionate communities around these popular sports,” said Colin Campbell, chairman and CEO of .CLUB Domains. “The .CLUB domain extension gives true meaning to the right of the dot like never before, and we’re expecting a lot of interest from sporting goods manufacturers, retailers and more who want to own these online categories.”

Sedo is an expert in domain auctions, including pre-sale, sunrise, landrush, and premium name auctions. It is currently running sunrise auctions for many of the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) like .CLUB, including extensions such as .bike, .clothing, .shoes, .coffee, and .email. The .CLUB Winter Sports Auction will be Sedo’s first pre-sale auction for the new gTLDs, and the first auction in which the highest bidders are given pre-registration priority since Sedo’s pre-sale auction of two-letter .de domains in 2009.

“The new gTLDs present an incredible opportunity for companies to stake their claim to the most valuable of Internet real estate,” said Tobias Flaitz, CEO of Sedo.  “This Winter Sports domain auction offers an equally unique approach to pre-registrations with .CLUB that will enable companies to acquire their desired domain names in an even more timely fashion.”

The .CLUB Winter Sports Auction includes domains that represent a wide range of price points.  A full list of the .CLUB Winter Sports Auction names and more details about the auction are available online at: www.sedo.com/club.

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .CLUB Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .CLUB Domains is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .CLUB Domains is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and pre-registration of .CLUB domains is available now at www.nic.club

About Sedo

Sedo, an acronym for “Search Engine for Domain Offers,” is the leading domain marketplace and monetization provider.  Headquartered in Cologne, Germany and with offices in London, England and Cambridge, Mass., Sedo has assembled the world’s largest database of domain names for sale, with more than 18 million listings. The success of Sedo’s model has attracted a global membership base of more than 2 million domain professionals.

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Jessica Harrison

fama PR for Sedo

617-986-5024

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Bridgette King

.CLUB Domains Public Relations

954-937-9616

Bridgette@nic.club

RELEASE: .CLUB GOES LIVE AS PART OF LARGEST EXPANSION IN INTERNET’S HISTORY

Company Has Inked Deals with More than 50 Registrars World-Wide

As The Trademark “Sunrise Period” Begins Today

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL January 28, 2014 –  .CLUB Domains, LLC, the company formed to own and operate the new “.CLUB” generic top-level domain name (gTLD), announced today that it has officially begun its Trademark Sunrise Period, signaling that brands and other trademark owners can now register and buy their own piece of Internet history with a .CLUB web address.  .CLUB Domains also announced it has signed agreements  with more than 50 registrars around the world, including Network Solutions, LLC, Register.com,  MarkMonitor, GoDaddy, Name.com, Melbourne IT, 1and1, United-Domains and many more to begin selling “yourname.club” Web addresses to clubs, membership organizations, affinity and loyalty groups, and anyone sharing a common interest or passion.

For a complete list of initial .CLUB registrars CLICK HERE.

One of the first 100 new top level domain names to enter the Internet root zone, the .CLUB extension has consistently ranked among the Top 10 of most popular new extensions to be applied for during registrar pre-registration periods over the past several months, making it the first top level domain to come to market that has mainstream global appeal.

“This is truly a historic moment for us at .CLUB Domains, for the Internet at large, and for the millions of clubs, companies and groups that want a better way to market themselves online,” said Colin Campbell, CEO and founder of .CLUB.  “As we’ve traveled around the world from Tokyo to Beijing to France and beyond, it was amazing to see the word ‘club’ recognized and used in ads, on signs and throughout every country visited.  The more we travel the world, the more we realize that .CLUB truly is a global brand.”

In order to participate in the Sunrise period, the trademark must have been submitted to and validated by the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), which is a centralized database of verified trademarks maintained by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which is the international organization responsible for managing and coordinating the Domain Name System (DNS).

.CLUB’s Trademark Sunrise period will last 60 days, at which time registrants will be awarded their new .CLUB web addresses. According to Jeff Sass, .CLUB’s Chief Marketing Officer, “During our Sunrise period, we believe it is important for brands and other trademark holders to register their respective trademark.club name, as ‘www.brand.club’ is a logical, memorable and highly marketable domain name for a brand’s community of customers and fans, including their communities on social media.”  If there are multiple applicants with rights to the same trademark, the process will proceed to auction, which will be managed by SEDO, the world’s largest domain marketplace.  Land Rush for .CLUB web address is set to begin April 1, 2014 and General Availability on May 7, 2014.  As per ICANN rules, the first .CLUB web address to go live is the Company’s website at www.nic.club.

Formed in 2012 and backed by $8.2 million from 26 private investors, .CLUB will enable clubs, membership organizations or others sharing a common interest to establish memorable Web addresses and online destinations.  Every day, people form communities and groups around every imaginable interest, and .CLUB makes it easier than ever for them to acquire a Web address that is convenient, holds meaning and has marketing value.

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .CLUB is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at www.nic.club.

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Bridgette King

.Club Domains Public Relations

954-937-9616

Bridgette@getthescoop.com

RELEASE: .CLUB ANNOUNCES DELEGATION OF ITS DOMAIN BY ICANN

Historic Event Brings One of the Most Popular New Domain Extensions

To The Internet and One Step Closer to General Availability

 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL January 20, 2014 –  .CLUB Domains, LLC, the company formed to own and operate the new “.CLUB” generic top-level domain name (gTLD), announced today that its new “.CLUB” domain has been delegated by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and entered into the Internet’s Root Zone.  As required by ICANN, the first .CLUB website to go live on the Internet is www.nic.club, the registry’s website.

The delegation of .CLUB followed a rigorous application and evaluation process, including technical preparations and assessments by ICANN, and paves the way for .CLUB to execute the final processes required to make the domain name available to clubs, membership organizations, and others sharing a common interest to establish memorable “yourname.club” Web addresses.

“This is truly an exciting and historic event for us as a company as well as for anyone who uses the Internet,” said Colin Campbell, CEO and founder of .CLUB Domains.  “Now, for the first time, web address with the .CLUB extensions will be recognized in browsers and can resolve to working websites.  This will allow people and organizations to create web addresses that truly have meaning to the right of the dot, adding context to the rest of the address like never before.  .CLUB is global brand, which has so many different meanings for so many people throughout the world.  Whether you are an academic club, sports club, nightclub, social club, business club, loyalty club or fan club, you will now be able to find a great domain name that represents your group or interests.”

.CLUB has consistently been listed among the “Top 10” most popular names to be pre-registered among registrars taking pre-orders, including GoDaddy, whose relationship with .CLUB Domains was announced last week.  Before the general public will be able to purchase .CLUB, the domain will enter its Trademark Sunrise period, which allows companies with trademarks first rights to their names.  Land Rush will begin in March and General Availability in May.

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .CLUB is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and pre-registration of .CLUB is available now at www.nic.club.

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Bridgette King

.Club Domains Public Relations

954-937-9616

Bridgette@getthescoop.com

RELEASE: GoDaddy Signs Registry-Registrar Agreement with .CLUB

 GoDaddy Signs Registry-Registrar Agreement with .CLUB

 Listed in “Top 10” of New Web Domain Pre-Registration Interest, .CLUB Appeals to

Organizations, Affinity & Loyalty Groups of all Kinds

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – January 10, 2014 –  .CLUB Domains, LLC, the company formed to own and operate the new “.CLUB” generic top-level domain name (gTLD), announced today that GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain registrar, will be offering “yourname.club” Web addresses to clubs, membership organizations, affinity and loyalty groups, and anyone sharing a common interest or passion.  Of those registrars who have been taking pre-registrations over the past several months, the .CLUB extension has consistently ranked among the Top 10 of most popular new extensions to be applied for, making it the first top level domain to come to market that has mainstream appeal.

“The new domain name options give businesses and Internet users an easy way to establish a memorable and credible online presence,” said GoDaddy Vice President Domains Mike McLaughlin.  “Domain names are essentially 21st century real estate, it’s the online address where businesses are found. Having a strong Internet identity is vital for any businesses, and .CLUB will add true context to a Web address.“

“This is an exciting and important milestone for all of us at .CLUB as well as for the marketplace in general,” said .CLUB Domains CEO and Founder Colin Campbell.  “GoDaddy has great recognition and will make it easy and affordable for anyone to make a new mark on the Web.  A great domain extension should be short, meaningful, recognizable and memorable, and .CLUB offers all of that to marketers, consumers, organizations and clubs of all sizes.”

Pre-registrations for .CLUB websites, blogs and email addresses are scheduled to begin on GoDaddy.com in February.   The Trademark Sunrise period is expected to launch mid January 2014, Land Rush in March and General Availability for .CLUB on May 1, 2014.

Formed in 2012 and backed by $8.2 million from 26 private investors, .CLUB will enable clubs, membership organizations or others sharing a common interest to establish memorable Web addresses and online destinations.  Every day, people form communities and groups around every imaginable interest, and .CLUB makes it easier than ever for them to acquire a Web address that is convenient, holds meaning and has marketing value.

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .CLUB is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and pre-registration of .CLUB is available now at www.dotclub.com.

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Bridgette King

.Club Domains Public Relations

954-937-9616

Bridgette@getthescoop.com

RELEASE: .CLUB Partners with RightOfTheDot for “Category Killer” Premium and Founder Program Domain Name Sales and Strategy

Premium Names of .Club’s Popular New Top Level Domain Expected to Hit Market Soon

 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL November 14, 2013 –  .CLUB Domains, LLC, the company formed to own and operate the new “.CLUB” generic top-level domain name (gTLD), announced is has partnered with Internet consulting and advisement firm RightOfTheDot, LLC to help facilitate and manage the release, placement and auction of certain super premium and Founder .CLUB domain names.  Super premium names may include such “category killers” as a.club, 888.club, chess.club, poker.club, insurance.club, and golf.club.   Premium sales of the new domains are expected to begin in early 2014 after companies have had a chance to secure trademark names through a sunrise period.

New web addresses with the .CLUB extension are expected to be among the most popular new gTLDs to hit the market in early 2014, as the word “CLUB” is recognized in nearly every language and appeals to many different categories of people, including membership organizations, affinity groups, loyalty clubs, athletic organizations, country clubs, social clubs and many more.

“The word `club’ is a great choice for a web extension because it’s recognizable, short, memorable and meaningful, which are all vital components for websites that want to attract visitors and create communities,” said Monte Cahn, co-founder and president of Right of the Dot, LLC.  “We expect   tremendous interest around .CLUB from all over the world and are excited to be part of the launch.”

RightOfTheDot, LLC was founded in 2010 by two well known domain industry veterans, – Monte Cahn and Michael H. Berkens, Esq.  With a combined 29 years of domain industry experience, Michael and Monte have participated in more than $350,000,000 in domain sales, advised and assisted in launching many of the existing 22 gTLDs, and pioneered many domain industry products and services such as: domain appraisals & escrow; live and online domain auctions; WHOIS privacy; and domain theft protection.

“No firm has more experience, network and knowledge to showcase some of our top names,” said Colin Campbell, chairman and CEO of .CLUB Domains. “When it comes to finding the right buyers and partners for super premium names, Monte and Michael were a clear choice.  We’re expecting the premium name sales to be robust and exciting, as organizations understand the power of the word `club” for bringing people together around shared passions, common interests and exciting destinations.  RightOfTheDot has also advised us on our overall strategy and has made great industry introductions that will help with the success of our company long term.”

Formed in 2012 and backed by $8.2 million from private investors, .CLUB will enable clubs, membership organizations or others sharing a common interest to establish memorable “yourname.club” Web addresses. Every day, people form communities and groups around every imaginable interest, and .CLUB makes it easier than ever for them to acquire a Web address that is convenient, holds meaning and has marketing value.

About .CLUB Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, and GeeksforLess.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .CLUB is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and pre-registration of .CLUB domains is available now at www.dotclub.com.

About RightOfTheDot, LLC

RightOfTheDot, LLC is an Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategies, contention resolution and private auction services, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning, sales and services. The new venture is the brainchild of two successful domain and Internet industry veterans, Monte Cahn and Michael H. Berkens, Esq., who posses a unique combination of vision, leadership and domain expertise. This highly qualified consulting group gives you access to the most experienced domain sales and marketing strategists in the industry. Both principals of RightOfTheDot are members of the prestigious Domain Hall Of Fame.  Together, they have participated in more than $350,000,000 in domain sales and assisted in the successful launches of 15 of the existing 22 sTLDs and gTLDs, in addition to several ccTLDs available today.

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Bridgette King

.Club Domains Public Relations

954-937-9616

Bridgette@getthescoop.com

RELEASE: .CLUB Signs Registry Agreement with ICANN

 Listed in “Top 10” on Many Pre-Registration Sites, .CLUB Web Extension Expected

To be Among Most Popular New Domains

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL November 11, 2013 –  .CLUB Domains, LLC, the company formed to own and operate the new “.CLUB” generic top-level domain name (gTLD), announced today it has signed its Registry Agreement with ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the international organization responsible for managing and coordinating the Domain Name System (DNS).

“This has been a long, stressful, and emotional process for myself and the team at .CLUB,” said Colin Campbell, CEO and founder of .CLUB.  “We are so excited to have signed the agreement after more than two years of hard work. From the beginning we had only one focus – to help people who have similar passions and interests come together, and to create a new social top-level domain that makes it easy for companies, individuals and communities of all kinds to brand themselves with a great domain name. “

The process to acquire a new top level domain requires applicants to pay a fee of $185,000, but for the more popular names, the process gets more complicated, as was the case with .CLUB.  The applicants are required to resolve contention if more than one party applied for the same name and endure a long vetting process by ICANN, and the Government Advisory Committee (GAC), who has representatives from over 50 countries. “The entire process is a `Hunger Games’ style fight with only one company standing at the end of the day,” added Campbell.  “To date we have already spent more than $5 million on a private auction, legal fees and market awareness campaigns. “

The company was one of the first to participate in a historic private auction beating other companies including California-based Donuts, an applicant that has stated they raised over $100 million and registered 307 applications, and Merchant Law Group of Canada who registered 8 different names. .CLUB only applied for one domain name.

With the ICANN agreement signed, .CLUB  is preparing to execute resale agreements with registrars like GoDaddy, Network Solutions, and Webnames.ca among others. Of those registrars who have been taking pre-orders over the past several months, the .CLUB extension has consistently ranked among the Top 10 or most popular extension to be applied for, making it the first top level domain to come to market that has mainstream appeal.

In addition, the company expects to sell domains like poker.club, chess.club, and wine.club after completing a sunrise period, which allows companies with trademarks first rights to their names.   “.CLUB is global brand, which has so many different meanings for so many people,” said Campbell.  “Whether you are an academic club, sports club, social club, business club or fan club, you will be able to find a great domain name that represents your group.”

Formed in 2012 and backed by $8.2 million from 26 private investors including Canadian entrepreneurs William Campbell and Dirk Bhagat, .CLUB will enable clubs, membership organizations or others sharing a common interest to establish memorable “yourname.club” Web addresses.  Every day, people form communities and groups around every imaginable interest, and .CLUB makes it easier than ever for them to acquire a Web address that is convenient, holds meaning and has marketing value.

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .CLUB is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and pre-registration of .CLUB is available now at www.dotclub.com.

 

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Bridgette King

.Club Domains Public Relations

954-937-9616

Bridgette@getthescoop.com

ARTICLE: .Club Selects Sedo For Sunrise & Landrush Auctions & Broker Premium Domains
RELEASE .Club Selects Sedo For Sunrise & Landrush Auctions & Broker Premium Domains

New Registry and Leader in Domain Services Partner to Conduct Auction and Premium Sales for Upcoming .Club Registry

10/28/2013 – CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Sedo, the world’s largest premium domain marketplace and monetization provider, and .Club Domains, LLC, the company formed to own and operate the new “.Club” generic top-level domain name (gTLD), have announced today that Sedo has been selected to run the “sunrise” and “landrush” auctions, manage its premium reserve list and broker premium sales of .Club domains.

Formed in 2012 and backed by $8.2 million from private investors, .Club Domains will enable clubs, membership organizations or others sharing a common interest to establish memorable “yourname.club” Web addresses. Every day, people form communities and groups around every imaginable interest, and .Club makes it easier than ever for them to acquire a Web address that is convenient, holds meaning and has marketing value.

“The market size for .Club is immense – there are over 600 million groups on Facebook and millions of other established clubs worldwide for people with every type of interest or passion,” said Colin Campbell, chairman and CEO of .Club Domains. “.Club is immediately recognizable and meaningful in multiple languages. It will bring significance and marketing value to any domain name that appears to the left of the dot. Sedo’s long history of successfully managing and brokering premium domain sales, and the expertise they’ve built around new TLDs make them an ideal partner for launching .Club. We look forward to working together and establishing .Club’s place on the Web.”

“The term ‘club’ is relevant and used around the world, and Sedo is excited to be the partner for the gTLD .Club,” said Tobias Flaitz, CEO of Sedo. “We see attractive uses for businesses, organizations and groups of all sizes and types, and an opportunity for them to add significant relevance and ease of recognition to each of their domains by using this gTLD. You will see everyone – from major corporations using the extension for their loyalty program to smaller local book clubs – using a .Club domain. .Club is truly the ultimate club.”

.Club Domains will be discussing the new gTLD program at the newdomains 2013 conference in Munich from October 27-29, 2013. The .Club domain names will begin to be publically available in early 2014. More information about the .Club registry is available at www.dotclub.com.

About .Club Domains, LLC
Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry. Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .Club Domains is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management. .Club Domains is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs. By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.” More information and pre-registration of .CLUB domains is available now at www.dotclub.com.

About Sedo
Sedo, an acronym for “Search Engine for Domain Offers,” is the leading domain marketplace and monetization provider. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany and with offices in London, England and Cambridge, Mass., Sedo has assembled the world’s largest database of domain names for sale, with more than 17 million listings. The success of Sedo’s model has attracted a global base of more than 2 million members.

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Bridgette King

.Club Domains Public Relations

954-937-9616

Bridgette@getthescoop.com

 

Jessica Harrison

fama PR for Sedo

617-986-5024

sedopr@famapr.com

 

ARTICLE: .CLUB DOMAINS WINS The New gTLD .CLUB “IN HISTORIC FIRST PRIVATE AUCTION”
RELEASE:.CLUB DOMAINS’ JEFFREY SASS TO DEBATE “gTLD MANIA- MYTHS & FACTS” AT T.R.A.F.F.I.C EAST 2013

CMO of new domain “.club” discusses how new gTLD’s are good for domain investors and consumers alike

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – October 17, 2013 — .Club Domains, LLC, which is launching the new generic top level domain (gTLD) name “.club” will be among the exhibitors at this year’s T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference to help Internet domain investors navigate the exciting upcoming debut of more than 700 new top-level domains to hit the Internet over the next two years. .Club’s chief marketing officer Jeffrey Sass will be featured on a panel discussion “gTLD Mania. Myths and Facts. What it means to you.” on October 21, 2013 from 12:45pm to 1:45pm.

When the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began approving the first new gTLDs for use in Internet addresses since 2004, it signaled a change in the way people will navigate the Internet and the way businesses will attract visitors to their sites forever.  Sass and .Club are taking this early opportunity to help inform domain investors about how they may prepare themselves for the new landscape and what it means to their business.

“Domain investors play an important role in the Internet name ecosystem, said Sass.   “The introduction of new gTLDs represents the development of new Internet real estate and brands.  Many valuable assets will emerge from this expansion, to the benefit of individuals, companies and brands as well as those in the business of buying and selling domains.  I look forward to a healthy debate at T.R.A.F.F.I.C., and to not only discussing myths and facts but to also discuss how domain investors can best capitalize on the new gTLD market.”

“The debut of these new domain extensions is a positive step for the industry as they offer literally millions of opportunities for new Internet domain name combinations for individuals, investors, companies, clubs and more,” said Monte Cahn, president of RightoftheDot, LLC, an Internet consulting and advisement firm.  “Since many of the preferred dot coms are unavailable for new purchase, this opens up the market for individuals and companies to buy premium names with these new extensions that will be far better for targeting Internet traffic based on gender, age, hobbies, affinity groups, hobbies and so much more.  When you have a domain like auto.club, fan.club or football.wiki, it does a better job of telling people exactly what they’re likely to find on the site, rather than being vague as with a .com address.”

The .club domain extension is stacking up to be one of the leading new gTLDs to hit the Internet in early 2014, as it consistently appears in the “Top 20” or higher at leading pre-registration sites.  “The power of .club lies in the inherent marketing message and global recognition that the word ‘club’ represents,” added Sass.  “Club is spelled the same and means the same in just about every language and is ideal for loyalty clubs, membership organizations, affinity groups, nightclubs, country clubs – anyone who want to bring people together around shared interests and passions.”

.Club Domains will be exhibiting at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East 2013 taking place at the Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida October 20-23, 2013.

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .Club Domains is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .Club Domains is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and pre-registration of .CLUB domains is available now at www.dotclub.com.

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ARTICLE: Internet Retailer – “Coming Soon”
ARTICLE: “Spotlight on DotClub” from Hexonet
ARTICLE: .CLUB: Eine der ersten neuen TLDs im Netz? from checkdomain.de (in German)
RELEASE: .CLUB DOMAINS SPONSORS ICANN47 IN DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

Global registrars encouraged to begin selling one of first new gTLD’s to hit the market next year

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – July x, 2013 — .Club Domains, LLC, which last month won the rights to the new generic top level domain (gTLD) name “.CLUB,” has announced its sponsorship of the ICANN47 meeting in Durban, South Africa being held July 14-18, 2013.  .Club will be meeting with registrars from around the globe to be among the first to register the new .CLUB domain to membership organizations, affinity groups, clubs and more to create websites where like-minded people can come together, get information and share interests.

The .CLUB name was obtained last month in the first private auction to be completed since ICANN began the new gTLD process.  It signaled a historic step forward as the global Internet expands beyond the current 21 generic top-level domain names, including .com and .net.  The company also completed a $7 million funding round in June, bringing the company’s total investment to date to $8.2 million. .Club’s CEO Colin Campbell is the founder of Tucows and Hostopia and has extensive experience building and growing successful technology and Internet companies.

“We expect .CLUB to have huge market appeal, as there are very few new domain names that carry the inherent marketing message and global recognition that the name ‘club’ represents,” said Campbell.   “The word `club’ is recognized in virtually every language, and this domain will perfect for bringing together any kind of membership organization, affinity group, hobbyists, sports enthusiasts and more.”

Subject to ICANN application approval, .CLUB will be among the first new generic TLD’s to come to market, with domains like www.golf.club, www.poker.club, and www.book.club becoming available in early 2014.  In addition to acting as the worldwide .CLUB registry, the company has plans to offer .CLUB domain name registrants a web and mobile social platform designed specifically for member engagement and management, making it easy for clubs of any kind to establish themselves on the internet.

All attending registrars are invited to please visit the .CLUB booth for more information about joining the .CLUB family of resellers.  For more information about ICANN 47 in Durban, visit durban47.icann.org.

“.Club has been recognized by a number of pre-registration sites as a popular

name featured in the top 20 most popular lists,” added Campbell.  “Given the domain has no objections, GAC advice or contention we will be launching our Sunrise in the first quarter 2014.”

 

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .Club Domains is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .Club Domains is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and pre-registration of .CLUB domains is available now at www.dotclub.com.

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Contact Information:

Bridgette King
For .Club Domains Public Relations
954.937.9616
Bridgette@getthescoop.com

 

RELEASE: .CLUB DOMAINS WINS “.CLUB” IN HISTORIC FIRST PRIVATE AUCTION FOR NEW TOP LEVEL DOMAIN NAMES

Company also completes $7 Million funding to build registry for clubs all over the world

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – June 6, 2013 — The Internet domain game got a new player today as .Club Domains, LLC has won the rights to the new generic top level domain (gTLD) name .CLUB.   The .CLUB name was obtained in the first private auction to be completed since ICANN began the new gTLD process and signals a historic step forward as the global Internet expands beyond the current 21 generic top-level domain names, including .com and .net.

The company also announced that it has exercised its option to complete a $7 million funding round, paving the way for .Club’s CEO Colin Campbell, the founder of Tucows and Hostopia, to bring his experience building and growing successful technology and Internet companies to this next frontier of Internet domains.

“We are thrilled to have won the first gTLD private auction and now be in a position to ensure that .CLUB is one of the first new generic domain names to come to market worldwide,” said Campbell.  “We believe that very few new domain names carry the inherent marketing message and global recognition that the name ‘club’ represents.  What .COM has done for companies, .CLUB will do for membership organizations of all sizes.” Campbell noted that .CLUB has consistently been among the top 20 new generic TLD’s across numerous pre-registration sites.

With the auction for the name now complete, subject to ICANN application approval, .CLUB will be among the first new generic TLD’s to come to market. Domains like www.golf.club, www.poker.club, and www.book.club should hit the market in late 2013 or early 2014.  In addition to acting as the worldwide .CLUB registry, the company has plans to offer .CLUB domain name registrants a web and mobile social platform designed specifically for member engagement and management, making it easy for clubs of any kind to establish themselves on the internet.

“I created .Club Domains with the vision to help bring together people who have similar ideas, hobbies, or interests and create the easiest way to find, join or start a club on the internet,” added Campbell.  “Names with the .CLUB extension will allow any kind of affinity group, hobbyists, sports enthusiasts and more to easily find or create a site where like-minded people can come together, get information and share interests.”

Campbell, the founder of Tucows and Hostopia, is a Toronto-born serial entrepreneur based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  .CLUB is one of the new top level domain names applied for since ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) opened the application process in January 2012.  The other participants in the .CLUB auction were Donuts Inc, who has applied for 306 new gTLD names, and Merchant Law Group, who applied for eight domains.  .CLUB is the only name applied for by .Club Domains.  Major companies and brands including, Google, Amazon, Nike and others have also applied for new gTLD names.

About .Club Domains, LLC

Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry.  Fully understanding the inherent marketing value of a .CLUB domain for any membership organization, .Club Domains is also building a comprehensive social platform for club management.  .Club Domains is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.  By combining an easy to use web services platform with a top level domain based on a globally recognized term, .CLUB is “the easiest way to find, join or start a club.”  More information and pre-registration of .CLUB domains is available now at www.dotclub.com.

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Contact Information:

Bridgette King
For .Club Domains Public Relations
954.937.9616
Bridgette@getthescoop.com

ARTICLE: .CLUB DOMAINS WINS The New gTLD .CLUB “IN HISTORIC FIRST PRIVATE AUCTION”
ARTICLE: “Fort Lauderdale company obtains .club domain name” From Miami Herald