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The mystery of credit.club uncovered

Labeled as registries in Domain Industry News started by vivaldi, Jan 25, 2015.

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  1. vivaldi

    vivaldi Nothing personal VIP

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    "Out of the blue there was reported that someone just hand registered credit.club a few days ago"

    "Even though the buyer just had been tweeting to .club, been at Namescon promoting his very own service on how you work with Wordpress and how to make it successful, it was still seen as lack of proof. "One of their team did attend my wife and my WP talks and we ran into them at the booth later in the conference where I funny enough, found out about startup.club" the new owner told the users at the forum however he still denied any thing other than that he had only registered it for $10.99 at Name.com."


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  2. forge

    forge whoop dee koo koo VIP

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    Whoever wrote that can't possibly be a native English speaker. What a hot mess of an article.
     
  3. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Some people can't accept the fact that someone got a great name for reg fee.
     
  4. Josh R

    Josh R Owner of BrandConsultants.com & PremiumBrands.com PRO ICA Member VIP

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    I tried to register that exact name months ago. It was not available to register. I am 100% sure of that...

    Whois shows that Loan.Club is available to hand reg right now, but I can't register it... It was the same thing with credit.club...
     
  5. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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  6. Josh R

    Josh R Owner of BrandConsultants.com & PremiumBrands.com PRO ICA Member VIP

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  7. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I think you need to accept reality, even if you don't like it. Not only it was hand-registered, but Bruce Marler spent $10.99 on it.

    Was there an issue that led for the domain to be reserved initially? Most likely. But the current registration is 100% legit.
     
  8. Josh R

    Josh R Owner of BrandConsultants.com & PremiumBrands.com PRO ICA Member VIP

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    Is someone going to tell me that the registrant of Credits.Club decided that they would just pass on Credit.Club ... Haha, this whole thing is just an absolute joke.
     
  9. NPer

    NPer Very Allergic to CURRY PRO VIP

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    Fact of the matter is: It was listed for sale at $200,000
    Then someone registers it for reg fee.

    That is definitely worth discussing.
     
  10. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    There are already 3-4 threads about it. I was the one who broke the news. Tinfoil hat fans don't like what was said and start a new one every day. That won't change the facts.
     
  11. mindless

    mindless Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Just because I was able to develop it does not mean an end user came along. That type of comment is one creating a story for the sake of creating facts that do not exist.
     
  12. Josh R

    Josh R Owner of BrandConsultants.com & PremiumBrands.com PRO ICA Member VIP

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    Why would someone register credits.club months before and not credit.club?

    I also tried to register that exact name months ago, along with others that are still not available to reg
     
  13. Asfas1000

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    What I don't understand is, "an employee made a mistake" that cost the company $xxx,xxx and the owner's reactions is "What a great mistake, let's share it on Twitter !"
     
  14. Acroplex

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    First, it was "the Registry's ploy" to promote a domain by creating controversy. When .CLUB fully renounced having anything to do with it, and when receipts were posted - not that Bruce really had to, but he did - some folks just won't accept the facts: the domain was made (somehow) available and was registered by hand for $10 bucks and 99 cents. I mean, it's ok to be jealous but after a while it gets tiresome.
     
  15. mindless

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    Umm. Can you explain how that is a question that can be answered? That is a question for the sake of creating a story. It is two separate registrations, the circumstances of which are completely separate. The facts are out, there is no need to make up facts to create a storyline to fit people's made up narrative.

    I lived the narrative and have laid out facts in more detail than necessary.

    I find it interesting that everyone is out looking for the gem everyday and want to see it in their cart and when someone gets one they act irrationally out of jealously rather than being glad someone has created something of value which in turn creates value for the new extension.

    By that logic anytime someone registers a good name we should all run and scream and say it's not fair and take them all away. But then again maybe logic has went out the window.

    I have a clear head on this and have been doing this longer than most that have commented, I wish the best to those looking for the gems out there even of most want them taken away once found.
     
  16. forge

    forge whoop dee koo koo VIP

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    Problem is, that's how the majority of people on the planet think it should be. Sadly.
     
  17. Josh R

    Josh R Owner of BrandConsultants.com & PremiumBrands.com PRO ICA Member VIP

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    Your completely misunderstanding.

    You've registered a great domain, I'm happy for you.

    BUT HOW? Thousands of other people around the globe have tried to register this name, so what happened? I completely understand that it was a hand reg and congrats on that, but how? Did you have contact with someone high up in the .club registry?

    everyone who knows anything about domains, will know that something is not matching up.. I also think that it would take a while to develop that kind of site, which is very nice so well done.
     
  18. Acroplex

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    How? Very simple. Bruce was ordering sushi and had an epiphany to check the domain via Name.com.
    Meanwhile, a celestial alignment of cosmic proportions was materializing. The final clog in the Creator's clock moved one notch as he hit Submit.

    It's the same as when one wins the Lotto.
     
  19. mindless

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    I can 100 percent guarantee the registry was not involved in this registration in anyway. The story is really just as I commented on DomainGang. I spoke to the dot club people for a total of maybe 3 minutes at their booth and my wife likes the guys jacket:)

    Literally 2 of the 3 minutes was about how much people can use wordpress for rapid development.

    I mean look, I am not new here, I know how hard it is to find a good name at hand reg. It would be disingenuous to say otherwise but that doesn't change there was no conspiracy here. I am not that important.

    Thanks for the nice comments on the site, I am happy with the initial efforts and look forward to doing more with it.

    @Acroplex I do like sushi:) Ironically you have seen my wife post the pic of the sushi we were eating when this happened.
     
  20. mindless

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    Agreed @forge

    Honestly I think it's that logic coming from our "own" that has frustrated me the most during this. I really do not take offense to people creating the conspiracies but I get frustrated when people don't realize the argument they are making sounds the same as that of the people who complain that those of us with the vision to grab prime real estate online should not have the right to it when they discover they need it.
    But I digress:)
     
  21. forge

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    But that needed to be said. I was trying to think, how would this play out if it was credit(dot)com? It already did, though, about 20+ years ago. And all the other great keywords that made a lot of people very rich very fast, but also a lot of envy and bitterness has followed their good fortune. After all, life's very unfair.

    Depending on your perspective.
     
  22. wot

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    Good luck, simple as that. I have registered many gems, checked out and found that they could not be registered for one reason or another, that's the other side of the story.

    In this case there was obviously a cock up at the registry and there you go. A little like Music.tv registered for $50 if I remember correctly?

    If there is a queue for this kind of luck sign me up!
     
  23. Josh R

    Josh R Owner of BrandConsultants.com & PremiumBrands.com PRO ICA Member VIP

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    Do you know what happened or changed that enabled someone to hand register this domain? Is there like a magic switch that accidentally got triggered by the .club registry?

    Has something like this happened before?
     
  24. mindless

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    @wot I am just hoping the luck isn't a one time shot:)

    @Axorees I don't know. Their CEO commented in another thread they are researching.
     
  25. hawkeye

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    Boy, you seem pretty bent out of shape on this. Things happen, names get held back that shouldn't, one registry says a name is taken and another says it's not, etc. etc.. Things fall thru the cracks. Despite what some think, it's not a perfect world. Especially technically!! Just be happy that a fellow domainer found a great nugget, and hope that the same may happen to you someday. (And if so, that others don't also start questioning your good fortune with conspiracy what-if's etc. :rolleyes:)

    @mindless - I still think the hulu-hooping had something to do with it! jmo. ;)
     

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