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.CLUB Domains

October 31, 2014 08:30 ET

Startup.club Launches to Help Entrepreneurs Get Access to Great .CLUB Premium Domain Names

Easy Payment Option Plan Now Available With Added "Club" Benefits

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 31, 2014) - Now just about any entrepreneur or startup can have access to a great high-value .CLUB domain name to build a business around, thanks to the launch of Startup.CLUB today at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East Conference in Miami. .CLUB Domains, owner and operator of the #1 selling new generic top-level domain (gTLD) on the Web, announced today a new program for entrepreneurs that includes a payment plan for premium .CLUB domain names valued at more than $20,000 each. The payment plan allows qualified businesses to spread payments over 10 years, interest free. In addition to payment plans for premium names, approved Startup.club members will have access to marketing and promotional support by the .CLUB registry.

Startups and new clubs have been springing up all over the Internet since .CLUB registrations opened in May, attracting use by businesses such as Shaving.club, LuckyDuckCoffee.club, TheDudes.club, Eat.club, MiPay.club and many, many more. While most .CLUB domains sell for less than $15.00/year, .CLUB has sold more than $600,000 in premium and "super premium" names to date. Startup.club gives entrepreneurs who want to use a high value "category killer" domain name a new way to fund it and take advantage of a great, brandable domain name that can drive traffic, sales and loyalty. Names like wine.club, insurance.club and holiday.club are examples of great names that businesses can be built around. Even startups who have already obtained their .CLUB domain name can apply and still benefit from marketing and promotional support provided to Startup.club members.

"We have gotten a lot of inquiries from entrepreneurs and startups who want a premium .CLUB name, but simply couldn't afford the upfront costs of purchasing the domain, so we wanted to develop a plan to make it easier," said Colin Campbell, CEO of .CLUB Domains. "At the moment, subscription services are all the rage with successes like BirchBox, Trunk Club, and Shaving.club. There are so many great subscription and membership-based businesses that make sense for a .CLUB domain, and smart companies build a community around their loyal customers and prospects."

Join The Startup.Club

Here's how it works:

  • Goto www.startup.club and submit the premium .CLUB domain name you are interested in.
  • Describe the plans you have for your business that will use a .CLUB name as the primary web address.

If approved, individuals and businesses will be able to purchase the premium .CLUB name for 10 equal annual payments, interest free. After 10 years, names can be renewed at standard general availability pricing (currently approx. $15.00/year).

Approved members of Startup.club will automatically be considered part of the .CLUB Founders.Club program, entitling them to participate in additional marketing, PR and promotional opportunities surrounding .CLUB domains. Founders.club companies are regularly mentioned in .CLUB advertisements and press releases and are featured by .CLUB in blog posts and on social media.

"We are extremely excited to work with .Club and Startup.Club to help place some of the most premium domains in the new domain extension space into the right hands with great financing options," said Monte Cahn, co-founder and president of Right of the Dot, LLC, which manages the release, placement and auction of certain super premium and Founders .CLUB domain names. "It is revolutionary ideas like this that help get great domain names into the hands of great businesses."

.CLUB has been nominated for the "Most Promising New gTLD" as well as the "Best Marketing of a New gTLD" at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East, a premier conference on domain names, website traffic and business opportunities. .CLUB's Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Sass will be speaking at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. on the panel "GTLD Shootout Number 3. Real Questions and Real answers" on Friday afternoon.

About .CLUB Domains, LLC
.CLUB Domains, LLC owns and operates the new ".CLUB" domain extension, which is currently the #1 selling new generic top-level domain on the Web today. Already recognized for its branding and marketing value, clubs of all shapes and sizes, including nightclubs, sporting and country clubs, corporate loyalty programs, online retailers, professional associations and many more, have registered and launched .CLUB websites to add more context and meaning to their website addresses. Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .CLUB is a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and add marketing value. More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at http://www.nic.club.

Contact Information

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    Bridgette King
    For .Club Domains Public Relations
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