.Club To Auction 25 Domain Names (c.club, PC.club, etc.)

club-new-gtldJeff Sass, CMO of .Club, revealed at The Domain Conference that the .Club registry will be holding an auction in China in November.

The auction will feature 24 2-character .club domains and the 1-character domain name c.club.

The 24 2-character domain names include domains such as PC.club, DK.club, QC.club, PJ.club, JD.club and others.

Beginning October 29th and ending November 5th, .Club Domains and EachNic.com bring you a series of five fast moving auctions that will last three days each. You can bid directly online from the EachNic.com platform or through a third party auction concierge.

Each auction ends exactly at 10:30 pm Eastern Time (7:30 pm Pacific Time) on the below designated date.

Here is the complete list and the reserves:

DOMAIN RESERVE PRICE START DATE END DATE
HJ.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 29, 2015 Nov. 1, 2015
JC.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 29, 2015 Nov. 1, 2015
YM.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 29, 2015 Nov. 1, 2015
JS.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 29, 2015 Nov. 1, 2015
GZ.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 29, 2015 Nov. 1, 2015
PC.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 30, 2015 Nov. 2, 2015
YX.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 30, 2015 Nov. 2, 2015
QC.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 30, 2015 Nov. 2, 2015
DK.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 30, 2015 Nov. 2, 2015
PK.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 30, 2015 Nov. 2, 2015
ZS.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 31, 2015 Nov. 3, 2015
CG.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 31, 2015 Nov. 3, 2015
SQ.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 31, 2015 Nov. 3, 2015
KF.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 31, 2015 Nov. 3, 2015
ZI.CLUB $5,000 USD Oct. 31, 2015 Nov. 3, 2015
YC.CLUB $5,000 USD Nov. 1, 2015 Nov. 4, 2015
DS.CLUB $5,000 USD Nov. 1, 2015 Nov. 4, 2015
YQ.CLUB $5,000 USD Nov. 1, 2015 Nov. 4, 2015
ZQ.CLUB $5,000 USD Nov. 1, 2015 Nov. 4, 2015
TB.CLUB $5,000 USD Nov. 1, 2015 Nov. 4, 2015
C.CLUB $50,000 USD Nov. 2, 2015 Nov. 5, 2015
JD.CLUB $10,000 USD Nov. 2, 2015 Nov. 5, 2015
PJ.CLUB $10,000 USD Nov. 2, 2015 Nov. 5, 2015
LY.CLUB $5,000 USD Nov. 2, 2015 Nov. 5, 2015
GW.CLUB $5,000 USD Nov. 2, 2015 Nov. 5, 2015

You can read more details about the auction at the .Club auction page here.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

8 comments

  1. Have you noticed the start price for JD.club is a double of the other 22 two-letters? Why? Because JD is an existing business and brand with a record in Trademark Clearinghouse, and the registry is a greedy squatter. It’s a bad faith, unfair business. Period.

  2. @Marek, your name calling aside, every one of these two letter names has multiple potential meanings to a Chinese audience and can be the initials for multiple names, businesses and things in the Western world…

    • @Jeff, nobody is talking about meanings. My point is that you had “registered” all two letters names without allowing trademark owners to apply for matching .club names. Yeah, you didn’t have to, but instead of doing fair business you are now trying to maximize your profit by targeting newbies in China, putting them to very risky positions, since you are not going to tell them about trademark infringements. You intentionally support cybersquatting and you do it for you own profit. That’s what kind of businessman you are.

      • @Mike, thanks for expressing your opinion. We can agree to disagree. We do not support “cybersquatting.” If a generic term is used in an infringing manner there are processes in place to protect a trademark holder. Our preference is always for a domain name to end up with an end-user that will use the name effectively and appropriately. As a registry we invested heavily to obtain the rights to a top level domain, and continue to invest in the marketing and support of that domain. We are a business, and selling premium names – through our registrars, through aftermarket platforms, through auctions – is an important part of our business model to support that investment. There’s really not much else to say about it. Thanks.

      • Exactly, there is not much else to say. Holders of two letter registered trademarks had absolutely no chance to protect their marks, you didn’t allow them to claim matching .club names. You can’t disagree on that, because it’s 100% reality. Your marketing has nothing to do with it. You care about your profit, nothing else.

  3. What’s wrong with a porn site operator buys JD.CLUB? Do the trademark holders have trademarks for that?

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