The .CLUB landrush came to a close today and general availability for the new TLD will begin on May 7th. Based on early results .CLUB has a very promising road ahead with end-users very clearly seeing the value in this extension.
In Landrush alone .CLUB sold close to $500,000 in premium domains with big brands like Mary Kay buying names like MakeUp.club and eCommerce startups like Shaving.club which already has a site live.
Subscription commerce is a big and growing market with companies like JustFab raising over $100M to-date and early entrants like Birch Box going stronger than ever. Now with seven days until GA it’s a great time to assemble some wishlists.
I typically put together a list of 20 – 40 domains I’d like, if I get ten I’m incredibly happy, if I get 2-4 I’m still happy. While some truly fantastic names sold in the landrush the vast majority of domains will sell once .CLUB is generally available. Given that I run a startup that offers subscription services you can bet there are a few .CLUB names I have my eye on, of course I can’t share that otherwise I might not get them!
I’d say feel free to share what you’re going for but I don’t think you’ll want to either. So let’s just say, happy buying and here’s to May 7th!