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Coffee.club reportedly sells for $100,000 at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.

Located in gTLD Discussion, started by equity78, Nov 2, 2014

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  1. vivaldi

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    Yeah I think they get the point now.......
     
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  2. DU

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    You referring to the payment plan ? :)
     
  3. McDuke

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  4. vivaldi

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    Referred to wcmcclure posting the same post again in the matter of hours
     
  5. nothere

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    This is actually cheap. The same would go for book.club, wine.club and the likes.

    Doesn't look well for the .club registry...
     
  6. vivaldi

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    How can you say this is cheap?
     
  7. Jeeps

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    Generalizations like this one make me proud to be a millennial -- we're becoming more mindful of the choices we make, and our impact on the environment / world.

    Wish you the best of luck & nothing but continued success, @wcmcclure. I will be ordering from Coffee.org and checking out Coffee.club when it launches.
     
  8. nothere

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    Because Americans are addicted to coffee and coffee clubs are a gold mine. If this sold for just $100K what about the other names?
     
  9. loupe

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    It is really heartwarming to see a "fellow" domainer so concerned and worried for those who embrace change and progress :') Sorry, have to grab a tissue here if you don't mind <sniff>

    That aside, not bad for a gtld which was only launched about 10 months ago. Wonder how many were sold for these prices after 10 months .com launched ...
     
  10. nothere

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    HUH? what change and progress you are talking about here? Cure for cancer or what? Sure you don't count new gtlds for as "change and progress"

    Sniff all and what you want. Aside from a few other names like wine.club, flowers.club etc, this was one of their best names...and it went for just $100,000.
     
  11. DU

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    it's the thought that counts, right?
     
  12. Jeeps

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    @Grace Delete Sorry, not sure I'm following :lookaround: But generally speaking (to continue the theme), yes, the thought certainly counts =)

    Well, considering this isn't the cancer forum, I imagine he's talking about a change in the use of domain names (or maybe you were just going for a bit of banter). =P For me, the new gTLDs can be classified as "change" [again, imho].

    Cheers folks B-)
     
  13. dumav

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    Also sedo made an article about how coffee.org helped enterpreneur to prosper coffee distribution business. I know it's probably advert from sedo but anyway those interested might have a read that business case...
    Success_Story_CoffeeOrg.pdf
     
  14. wcmcclure

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    Hey forum Members, Good Morning!


    This is the original post from a few weeks ago that was hidden, minus the comment not conforming to the forum rules. Eric Lyons (Administrator) told me the issue and I took that paragraph out. I did not know the rules. So here it is again. Thank you Eric. PS The Coffee.Club goes live on Cyber Monday.


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    Good Morning from the Coffee.Club. Sip, have you ever thought about the first sip of the day. It does not get any better. If you are a coffee drinker, you are part of the Coffee.Club. You are in the .Club.

    Funny on some of the comments in this forum. They are true. I am an old Domainer (1996) with over 4,000 domains. Way too many. I have always developed what we bought and have only sold less than one hundred. a few in 2002 for high 7 figures, another eFlowers.com for $1,000,000 and then (my son and his partner (semi son) and I sold 40 real estate and mortgage domains in 2007 for over $7,000,000. I have made hundreds of mistakes, but a couple of good deals. We call them blessings in my house.

    Ellie (our daughter) started the coffee business in 2008 after the sale of TrafficStrategies.com to Rakuten (Linkshare) in Japan. We leased a warehouse in our hometown of Fort Smith, Arkansas. We are a family ran coffee company and have ground out this business one customer at a time.

    Today, we are proud to say we have over 66,000 customers located from Boston to San Diego. My passion in running a hometown business in an online world. We run the Coffee company like a small town hardware store. You can just sign a ticket, we answer the phone (no auto answer during the day), if you are on hold more than a minute, your order is free. If you don't like it, bring it back. We guarantee your happiness. Expect something special. Great Customer service. We treat our customers as family, you will likely get a hand written thank you note. The person packing your order may slip in a cookie and a note. In summary, you will like doing business with the McClure family.

    As my Dad would say to me. Don't give a second thought to your critics and naysayers, because they won't be your customer anyway. Spend your thoughts and energy on surprising your friends. It is amazing. It works. He was a smart guy who loved serving his country and friends.

    Now, here is the exciting news in our home. We are launching the Coffee.Club to all of our friends, Domainers, 250,000 Facebook fans, 66,000 existing coffee customers and all of the coffee drinkers in the world.

    Ok, when you sign up, 1 month, 3 months, 6 or twelve. We will begin roasting your green beans in a few days. Pause or cancel anytime you like.

    The Coffee.Club will be roasting fresh Arabica coffee beans and delivering direct to your doorstep. You will always have fresh coffee.

    Our passion for coffee and the best customer experience at Coffee.Org will carry the same great tradition to the Coffee.Club.

    As a Coffee.Club member, you’ll get deliveries on a convenient schedule that meets your needs.

    Our specialty artisan roaster is a master at roasting each batch by hand, carefully controlling the heat and air flow, then gently smoking the beans to enhance the flavor and aroma. The beans will be air cooled for 24 hours. We will package the beans or grind the coffee and immediately load it on the FED EX truck to deliver the freshest coffee to homes across the world.

    We will also have a Coffee.Club Keurig compatible single cup which we call the Real Cup.


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    The deal with the .Club guys is the best deal of my career. It clearly was not about the cost of the domain. I announced our new fresh roasted coffee club for the holidays on Saturday morning at Traffic. By five o'clock, Colin, Jeff, Lil and Michele had made me a deal that I could not refuse.

    Worldwide distribution rights to Coffee.Club, we later made a deal on Café.Club for the Latin countries. Last night, here in Dallas at the national Coffee, Tea and Water show we began discussion with the company who will launch the Coffee.Club in Canada.

    Coffee.Club will launch the US on Cyber Monday, December 1st, assuming we can get out of collision with ICANN. (which I do not understand.)

    Give a gift to your family, friends and customers that will keep on giving. Every month they can receive coffee and a message from you.

    Now, here I need your help. Our objective is to sign 1,000 subscriptions in December. Please order a subscription and if you are in the domain industry, give us a little love this holiday season.

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    I love you naysayers too. Keep it up. YOU may just change your mind.

    God Bless,
    Bill Mac, AKA (Billy Mac by my closest friends.)

     
  15. DU

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    How about now? :)
     
  16. vivaldi

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    Just a few more posts please! Maybe then I'll order some coffee....
     
  17. mad409

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    Nice site, best of luck...
     
  18. JB Lions

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    So the mods were right.
     
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  19. vivaldi

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    No he is just a coffee-selling echo.
     
  20. wcmcclure

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    The new Coffee.Club is live. Cheers, Bill Mac
     
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  22. mad409

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    The pic is very impressive, just goes to show what one can do with these new gTLDs. I personally think his new brand coffee.club on the the bags look great and much better than if if it displayed com, net etc...

    Oh - Congrats on the free coffee! :)
     
  23. vivaldi

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    Looks great. Wonder though how long time it will take until an end user understand that's an url.
     
  24. mad409

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    About as long as it it took to make a simpleminded reply like yours.

    Not being rude but I can assure you anything right of the dot any intelligent person can understand, if not they don't need a computer, period.
     
  25. vivaldi

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    Actually I don't think an end user would understand that that's an url looking just at the coffee. (And no I'm no new gTLD racist.)
     

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