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October 17, 2019 18:20

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.CLUB announces three years of price increases

.CLUB Domains is to increase its wholesale registry fees by $1.90 over the next three years. The company announced that the increases for .club names will come on July 1 this year, next year, and in 2021. The current price is $8.05 per domain per year. This will go up to $8.95, then $9.45, then […]

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.CLUB sees spam double after China promotion

.CLUB Domains has seen the amount of spam in .club double a month after seeing a huge registration spike prompted by a deep discount deal. The registry saw its domains under management go up by about 200,000 names over a few days in early August, largely as a result of a promotion at Chinese registrar […]

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.CLUB revenue not all that

.CLUB Domains may be one of the 5000 fastest-growing companies in the US, according to Inc magazine, but it’s returning the majority of its revenue back to its registrars. CEO Colin Campbell revealed this week that the company returns almost 70% of its gross revenue in the form of rebates. The revelation came in an […]

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.CLUB revenue reportedly $7.2 million

.CLUB Domains had $7.2 million of revenue in 2017. That’s according to Inc magazine, which ranked the company at 1164th in its 2018 Inc 5000 list of the fastest-growing US-based companies. Growth over three years for .CLUB, which is listed as having 17 employees, was 419%, according to the profile. .club is one of the […]

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CentralNic and .CLUB reveal premium sales

CentralNic and .CLUB Domains have both revealed sales of premium domain names over the last several days. CentralNic said yesterday that it has sold “a number” of premiums for $3.4 million. The names are believed to be from its own portfolio, rather than registry-reserved names in any of the TLDs it manages. The company did […]

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Playboy.CLUB : UDRP Respondent claimed term is unknown, generic

A Chinese entrepreneur registered the domain Playboy.CLUB, perhaps out of admiration towards the iconic creation of the late Hugh Hefner. Or maybe not. In a UDRP that was filed by Playboy Enterprises International, Inc of Beverly Hills, California, the Respondent was Wu Hongyan of Beijing, China, self-represented. That’s right: there was actually a response in […]

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.CLUB HQ trashed by Irma, nobody hurt

.CLUB Domains returned to its new digs in Fort Lauderdale, Florida yesterday to find the building trashed by hurricane Irma. Fortunately, none of the .club gTLD registry’s 17 employees were hurt during Irma, the category 5 hurricane which lashed Florida over the weekend. Irma caused at least 10 reported deaths in the state and untold […]

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Registry bosses to talk ICANN “tax cuts” at private meeting

The CEOs of 20 or more gTLD registries are due to meet privately this month to discuss, among other things, the possibility of a reduction in their ICANN fees. The Registry CEO Summit is being held in Seattle at the end of September, I’m told. Jay Westerdal of Top Level Spectrum (.feedback etc) and Ray […]

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.CLUB nears profitability, talks renewals and “trial” domains

.CLUB Domains is nearing profitability and poised to become a “growth engine”, despite the view that most of its current domains are not expected to renew, according to its CEO. Colin Campbell told DI today that the company made $6.7 million in revenue last year, and is “very close” to breaking even. The company reached […]

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.CLUB passes $500,000 in premium domain sales in Q1, approaching $5M in total sales

It’s no secret to anyone who keeps up with the domain name industry that the new domain names extensions (or new gTLDs as industry insiders call them) have had a bumpy start to 2017. This hasn’t been much of a surprise to me, as I’ve said many times before, I think most of the new […]

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