The South Florida Business Journal posted an article yesterday with the title “Fort Lauderdale-based domain .club is one of top-selling web newcomers”.
The Fort Lauderdale-based domain .club is leading a pack of newly established alternatives to the familiar .com, .net and .org.
Users have registered more than 96,000 .club websites, outranking all but two of 361 new “top-level” domains launched this year to create more URL choices, according to domain-tracking website nTLDStats.
“A lot of entrepreneurs can’t get brandable .coms, but they can get a brandable new domain name extension like .club,” .club CEO Colin Campbell said.
Actually .Club is the only New extension from the first three that has not offered any free domain names so it is actually ranked 1st. This is mentioned later in the article.
The .club websites sell through hosts such as GoDaddy, fetching anywhere from $15 to $20,000. Five-figure sales include Eat.club, English.club, Chinese.club and Toys.club. Rapper 50 Cent registered 50inda.club, a play on his 2003 single “In Da Club.”
Premium .club domains are sold exclusively at Sedo.
The company has 15 employees in Fort Lauderdale and is looking to hire five more by the end of the year. Campbell said he hopes to grow to about 35 employees and 1 million registered .club URLs by the end of 2015.
Glad to see .Club has reevaluated their projections but I still think that it would be difficult to reach 1 million registrations by the end of 2015. Nevertheless they are doing a good job promoting .club.