Labeled as .club in gTLD Discussion, started by Eric Lyon, Jun 12, 2014
juegos.club $6000 sold on SEDO last week - (Spanish for games), a steal IMHO given CLUB is identifiable keyword in Spanish - a perfect keyword dot keyword!
@Colin whats the story behind Credit.Club - the registration date is too recent , was that a startups.club deal or a back end registry /affiliate sale?
Sure wasn't an over looked hand reg...
As much as we appreciate the .Club team and the extension, we certainly do not believe that Credit.Club is simply...hand reg unless he hand reg-ed it for a really, really premium price
Or if it was released from premium and he happened to be the right person at the right time to reg it
Thanks for the questions. I too am a little bit skeptical about this registration. I can definitely state thought that the company had nothing to do with the credit.club registration at least intentionally. I don't even know who the registrant is. That being said, I am unsure of how this individual got this name. When I first saw it, I thought it was great name and a bit odd it was not on our reserve list. I even tweeted it thinking that it was just another great name registered. My 16 year old daughter registered 12 names with her Christmas money including increase.club, prosperous.club, and palmreader.club for $9.99 at Godaddy - the same week these names were registered. So although odd, I thought we might have just missed it on the reserve list.
With respect to credit.club I will task our council and tech teams to find out how and why this name got registered and provide further details.
i have Golfs.club i think make a good brandable Golf shop .
just need someone who thinks like i do. lol
I will be happy when the determination is done as the conspiracy theories were entertaining, but now really just getting out there. I am happy to talk to the tech or council teams at any point Colin if there is any information they need from myself as the registrant.
The entire story for the fans of conspiracy theories and tinfoil hat fan bois is at http://domaingang.com/domain-news/area-51-report-tinfoil-hat-theorists-question-credit-club-success/
From a $200,000 asking price on Startup.club to a hand reg...
Wow so many coincidences
Now everyone is going to check what other great keywords *may* have accidentally lost their premium status in the .club registry.. LOL
Quick ! before their tech team fixes the loophole
The problem is the nuevo gTLD registries each possess an army of fat ladies busily practicing their arias for that grand perverse final episode of Domain Idol. When "reality" hits you square in the face.
Oh, but how I wish it to be true. And still true many fortnights from now.
Unless the domain was officially taken off the premium list through meetings etc. and deem not worthy of 'premium' anymore, it is then a 'glitch' and glitches get returned to the register.
And it would only be fair to those making payments on six figure debts that someone doesn't get a one for $10
But goodluck to all
The registrant of credit.club commented on your twitter post on Jan 14th? You drop a name you have listed in startup.club for $200,000, and you don't take a few minutes to figure out what happend? How did the listing get erased from startup.club on Jan 14th as well?
I have some other cool club names as well like carinsurancequote.club, uploadfiles.club, onlinedegree.club,, do they these .club domains have value?
Surely it is.
I owned Skirt.club and got few offers in XXX range but looking for Mid XXXX.
Keep promoting to endusers and get it sold
I guess I remember you trying to sell skirt.club sometime back here in namepros,, and anyways thanks for your positive feedback!!!
The facts about credit.club.
As promised below are the facts and analysis conducted by Jonathan Frost, our in-house attorney.
· The Operations Department, which manages Company domain name registrations, planned a transfer of <CREDIT.CLUB>, along with 130 other domain names, on 2015-01-13 as part of the Company’s Startup.club promotional program.
· On 2015-01-13T20:11:40, the Operations Department removed <CREDIT.CLUB> from the registry-reserve in order to register it as part of the Company’s Startup.club promotional program.
· Between 2015-01-13T20:11:40 and 2015-01-14T21:51:25 (25 hours, 49 minutes, and 45 seconds), the status of <CREDIT.CLUB> was unregistered and unreserved. At that time, the Operations Department did not have knowledge that the registration had failed. It is not clear whether the failed registration was a result of human error or system error.
· At 2015-01-14T21:51:25, a registrant (the “Registrant”) using domain privacy, without the knowledge of the Company, registered the domain <CREDIT.CLUB> at Name.com.
a) Mistaken Registration
The Registrant’s registration of <CREDIT.CLUB> on January 14, 2015 was due to a mistake made by the registry. The mistaken nature of the registration is clear as the domain name was publicly advertised as being a premium domain name in the Startup.club program and the Operations Department documented its plan to register the domain name to a Company subsidiary for promotional purposes. However, on January 13, 2015, when the Operations Department attempted to register <CREDIT.CLUB>, the registration failed, and the failure was not detected at the time.
b) Right to Rescind
The Registration Agreement between Name.com and the Registrant, the RRA between Name.com and the Company, and the Registry Terms and Policies all contemplate registrations that occur as a result of a mistake by the registry, and the registry may rescind such registrations.
Thus, it is within the Company’s contractual rights to cancel the registration for <CREDIT.CLUB>.
Further to his analysis and conclusions I can personally state that no one in .CLUB had any conversations regarding credit.club with the registrant at or before the registration of credit.club.
The registry does not believe it is in our best interest nor the best interest of the registrant to pull the name back given the substantial investment in time and money he has invested to launch credit.club. I informed the registrant of such matters and wish him a continued success.
i hope someone doesn't get fired for making a 200k error. If you felt you sold wine.club too low you must really be kicking yourself over this one.
@Colin Campbell Thanks for clearing everything up and appreciate the support as I drive the development forward.
@Colin and .Club - Thank you for being honorable and doing the right thing!
@mindless - Congrats on the the great name!
The only piece of the puzzle that does not add up is why was the listing of credit.club removed from startup.club on Jan 14th if your transfer team was not aware of the transfer failure on Jan 14th?
If your employees removed the name from startup.club, they would have informed you of the error right away, and you would not have been in the dark for 2 weeks.
@Colin Campbell, I had the great pleasure to me you and your team at NamesCon, and I feel that your response to this situation has been in keeping with what I have learned about you and your team during the conference. Great job!
There will always be people looking for a negative story, or the opportunity to put a negative spin on someone's accomplishments. It is unfortunate that you guys had this kind of error occur, but I am glad that you are allowing this gentlemen to continue with his new business venture.
In my opinion Credit.club looks like a very well developed website, and seems to have the potential to make a great business. I'm sure @mindless will work hard to build it into something wonderful, thus highlighting the quality of a .club domain.
Good Luck to all parties here!
Thanks @Colin Campbell for clarification. Okay now we all have closure, accept it and move on everyone!
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