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Is the .club domain ending (extension) sold?

Labeled as new gtlds in Domain Industry News started by domainventure, Jun 4, 2019.

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  1. domainventure

    domainventure Top Contributor VIP

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    Today, I got an email asking me to renew my .club domains as the renewal price is increasing, but what I found interesting is that renewal price has increased because of cost increase from Neustar, owner of the .club domain ending, as per the email I received from the Registrar:

    "Effective July 01, 2019, standard .CLUB renewal pricing will increase to $11.99. This is the result of a cost increase from Neustar, which owns the .CLUB domain ending. You can manually renew before July 01 to take advantage of current pricing (including multi-year renewals)."
     
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  2. Grego85

    Grego85 Quality.Domains VIP

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    Why would that mean its sold?

    Just sounds like they think they can make more money.
     
  3. Addison

    Addison Top Contributor VIP

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    Neustar is the backend registry provider for .CLUB domains.

    If Neustar bought .CLUB, it hasn't been finalized yet: https://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/club.html

    Because .CLUB is (was?) owned by .Club Domains, LLC, but the email says it's owned by Neustar.

    :xf.cool:
     
  4. domainventure

    domainventure Top Contributor VIP

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    Thanks @Addison. The email said Neustar, could have very well said .club registry, which is what made me wonder.
     
  5. droned

    droned Established Member

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    Thanks for the inote i will stay away from .club
     
  6. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    There are 1,XXX TLDs...
    But just few large tech backends/operators for them: Verisign, Afilias, Donuts, Neustar, CentralNic...
    And they increase their prices continiously...
     
  7. Jurgen Wolf

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    For example, recently (after 15 year partnership with Afilias) Indian registry (.in) has moved to Neustar.
    Reason: Neustar is cheaper.
     
  8. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Regarding .club
    Very old news... this was announced a few months ago.
     
  9. Addison

    Addison Top Contributor VIP

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    What was? Link?

    :pompous:
     
  10. equity78

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    @Sass @Colin Campbell You guys might want to jump in here.
     
  11. Jurgen Wolf

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  12. Sass

    Sass CMO, .CLUB Domains .Club Staff VIP

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    Hi all, just to clarify, as some have noted above, Neustar is our backend service provider. .CLUB Domains, LLC is the owner of .CLUB and has been from the beginning. That hasn't changed. And also as noted above, several months ago we announced a modest wholesale price increase, over a three year period, starting July 1. Happy to answer any other questions or concerns. Thanks!
    - Jeff Sass, CMO, .CLUB Domains.
     
  13. domainventure

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