Thanks For Making .CLUB's First Year Amazing!
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WHAT A YEAR!

Today we celebrate our first birthday!  .CLUB launched into general availability exactly one year ago today, and what a great year it has been thanks to all of our great partners, registrants and supporters.  THANK YOU!  Thanks to all of you, we have many accomplishments to be proud of:

  • More than 220,000 .CLUB domains registered worldwide.
  • Nearly 40,000 live, active websites using a .CLUB name (not parked pages).
  • More than 73,000 unique registrants.
  • $1,000,000 plus in premium name sales.
  • Active in 128 countries worldwide.

Thousands of existing golf clubs, country clubs, tennis clubs, fitness clubs, social clubs, nightclubs, Rotary, Kiwanis and other clubs and communities have adopted the use of a .CLUB domain name.  In addition, many high profile celebrities have also joined the .CLUB including legendary rapper, actor and entrepreneur 50 Cent (50InDa.Club); singer Demi Lovato (Lovato.club); Indian cricket star Virat Kohli (ViratKohli.club); Miami Heat player Tyler Johnson (RealTJohnson.club) and many others, all good examples of the value of a .CLUB domain name for any type of community or fan club. Entrepreneurs and startups have also been active with .CLUB names including music site TheDrop.club, which was launched by serial entrepreneur Justin Kan (Justin.tv, Twitch.tv); subscription and membership business such as Coffee.club, Shaving.club and Soap.club and many more.

Thank YOU for helping make our first year an awesome one.  We look forward to many more!


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Vegas.CLUB baby!

In a surprise announcement at NamesCon Las Vegas during the great keynote presentation by One Degree World CEO Howard Lefkowitz we unveiled the sale of Vegas.Club for $100,000, another great business incubated under our Startup.club program. The site will be launch later this year as an exclusive membership club for a wide range of VIP services and experiences for travelers to Las Vegas. 

Click 
here or the photo to watch the video of the announcement! (Captured by DomainNameWire's Andrew Alleman).

    In The News 


Updated Search Engine Market Studies on the New gTLDs
» .COM Versus New gTLD Domain Names: 8 Months Later


DomainNameWire Podcast features .CLUB
» Colin Campbell and Jeff Sass Talks All Things .CLUB

Find a Killer Premium.CLUB Name for Your StartUp!

At Startup.club we have listed hundreds of Available premium names like Casino.Club, Vacation.Club, Hotel.Club, Golf.Club, Auto.club, Dance.Club, Book.Club and many, many more.  To help spark creativity and innovation around these great names we have also created logos to represent the potential business that you could be setting up with a .CLUB web address.  Purchasing a qualified premium .CLUB name through Startup.club gives you the opportunity to pay us in 10 equal annual payments, interest free. What is more, you will be supported through additional marketing, PR and promotional activities surrounding .CLUB domains.  You can find out more and apply to join the Startup.club at www.startup.club.  Checkout the available premium names. You might strike gold!

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LAUNCH Hackathon 2015

The Launch Hackathon & Festival, known for incubating budding entrepreneurs and innovative startups was held in Fort Mason, San Francisco from Feb 27- Mar 1 attended by over a 1000+ participants who formed more than 200 teams competing for a grand prize of up to a $100,000 investment in the winning project. 

We offered every participant a free (first year) .CLUB name from Godaddy, and any team that used a .CLUB name for their Hackathon project was eligible for the .CLUB prize. Our prize was $10,000 ($5,000 cash plus a $5,000 credit toward a premium .CLUB name). 

The response to .CLUB from the hackers was amazing.  53 teams used a .CLUB name for their project.  4 made it to the top 15, and 1 (GoInterview.club) made it to the top 5 and presented on the main Launch Festival stage.  The winner of our prize was BackChannel.club, who created a great way for people to connect and help each other though the “backchannel” at an event such as a Hackathon (and it was actively used at the Launch Hackathon).

Click HERE or on the button below to Watch a video on some of the highlights on the .CLUB Hackathon projects.

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.CLUB takes off in China!

 
.Club continues to grow in popularity in China with the recent addition of HiChina (Net.cn)the largest and most influential registrar in the China. HiChina's high profile launch of .CLUB has resulted in a huge increase in registrations and we're very happy to have HiChina join our our growing list of valued partners in China.  

We've also been very active in Social Media in China and our official Weibo following has been growing rapidly.  We hope you will follow us on Weibo.  We have also launched 
Chinese Facebook Page for Chinese speakers from Taiwan & Hong Kong and elsewhere. 

All this activity has led to dozens of press mentions about .CLUB in a wide range of Chinese media outlets, and this is just the beginning.  Later this month the .CLUB team will be visiting China for the 7th time to meet with registrars, press, and attend HostingCon China.  In addition, our CEO Colin Campbell will be giving a presentation on Entrepreneurship at a prestigious Chinese University.

Stay tuned for more updates about our activities in the important and fast growing Asian market. 
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Introducing

THEDomainConference.CLUB

We are very pleased to announce our commitment as the Premiere Sponsor of the upcoming THE Domain Conference, to be held September 27th – 29th 2015 right in our backyard at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  THE Domain Conference is being run by Howard Neu and his wife Barbara and son Ray, who have all been instrumental in the 10 year success of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.conference Howard co-founded with “Domain King” Rick Schwartz.  

Rick famously “retired” from T.R.A.F.F.I.C. and domaining this year, and THE Domain Conference is the successor to the well regarded industry event.  

We’re excited to be a part of this conference because of the great team behind it, and the great experiences we’ve had in the past at their predecessor events.

 

Register now-Click Here

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 Featured Live .CLUB Site:

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One of the most popular new .CLUB websites is "TheDrop.club". It is a new live music streaming website founded by Justin Kan, of Justin.tv and Twitch.tv fame.Tech Crunch covered this crowd sourced curation venture, thedrop.club in an article published in late January 2015, Where he told TechCrunch: “I wanted something to create a constant stream of new electronic music tracks every day”.

The website is built on an open-source curation interface Telescope and the SoundCloud API, and has a seamless performance. To add a track, you just copy in a song’s SoundCloud link. You can also browse for the best songs of the day, all time bests, latest songs etc, through a drop down list. And further these songs are further classified into electronic music genres like house, trance, dubstep, trap, indie/nu disco, or tropical house. 

Tune into TheDrop.club for some great 'club' beats!

.CLUB Team: On the Road.....AGAIN!!

It seems like the .CLUB team is always on the road between events and meetings around the world.  Our own MARCH MADNESS included the LAUNCH HACKATHON and FESTIVAL in San Francisco, CMAA in San Antonio, Texas, SXSW in Austin, Texas, WHD.global in Rust, Germany and the NightClub&Bar show in Las Vegas, Nevada.  What a month!  We continued our world tour in April with Domaining Europe in Valencia, Spain, where CMO Jeff Sass gave an insightful keynote, followed immediately by Loyalty Expo in Orlando, Florida, and the eMerge Americas Hackathon and Conference in Miami this week.  

Next up: 

Contact us to meet at any of the above events.
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