Last week the .club registry that they had just signed a contract with Snapnames to auction all expired .club domains on its platform. Today, the made the official announcement on the .Club blog. The first list released today includes more than 10,000 domain names (including premium domains) such as Tablets.club, everything.club, boo.club, etc.
Beginning today, deleting domains will be available through SnapNames for auction. Just like other domain extensions, there are some excellent .CLUB domains that are dropping. Additionally, in the interest of fueling a thriving marketplace for .CLUB domains, we will be including certain premium non-renewed deleted domains into these auctions for a limited time. Premium names not sold in the auctions will continue to be reserved by the registry for future tiered premium registration access.
Colin Campbell, Chairman and Founder .Club Domains, said on Twitter that “domain investors will be key to .CLUB success which is why we are releasing all the expiring name”. Sold.Domains has over 100 .club domains listed as sold in the past year. Find the Snapnames download list here and search for .CLUB deleted domains here.
I can see why there’s so few bids placed here. Maybe 1 in 1,000 is worth the $69 minimum bid. Starting at $1 / NR? Sure, I’d put in a few bids. At a $69 minimum? A lot harder to justify or flip.
Expired Domain names! These are names that failed and the registrants decided to cut their losses and move on. There is nothing positive about gtld’s non-renewals. Your attempt to spin these expired names as a meaningful opportunity is a perfect example of how failing registries are forced to find alternate and desperate ways to sell off unwanted names to the public.
Domains expire for various reasons. Not just because they are crap. Even 3-letter .com expire.
And you are talking about a successful tld. Not .horse.
I agree, yet any registrant with a successful domain would have to be in a coma to allow a domain to expire. I think you and others are trying to find a way to spin the failure and lack luster renewals into another layer of selling something that simply has no credibility with end users. I would guess the majority of the expired names were let go my domainers who were manipulated into thinking another dot com / gold rush was going to take place. And, after a year of poor or no indexing and no or low traffic the names were allowed to expire as there was NO ROI and the future is looking really bad for speculators and investors with respect to new gTLD’s.
So expired .com in snapnames and namejet selling for thousands is all a scam too?
Who said “Scam?” percent to total, your 10,000 non renewals, now for sale is an indication of a slow death of the gTLD. Dot Com’s are proven and are in POSITIVE virtual space know by end users throughout the world. Your “10,000 dot Club names are unknown and are about to meet their demise, If you don’t sell a large portion of the dropped / non renewed 10,000 dot club names at action or otherwise, would you agree there is an inherent problem?
I am sorry but your comments are not based on facts.
You then try to argue on drops yet you bring in other factors such as recognition in the talk.
.Club had a drop in July of about 8,000 domains and since then it has been growing again.
.Com has millions of non renewals and no one says it is dieing. (a few do but for other reasons)
These 10,000 domains were expired in the past 3 months. These are not just from the past month.
No there will no no problem. As there is no problem with other extensions too.
As I said .club is gaining registrations. It doesn’t need these domains to gain traction.
“I agree, yet any registrant with a successful domain would have to be in a coma to allow a domain to expire.”
Is this the only way you think that domains expire? Do you think that all 250 million domains are developed?
“And, after a year of poor or no indexing and no or low traffic the names were allowed to expire…”
What? I don’t drop my .com because they have no indexing or have low traffic. I don’t understand you.