We love Hackathons, and weekend hackers (not the malicious kind) love .CLUB domain names. When under pressure to build a project over a weekend, the .CLUB domain ending has proven time after time to inspire creativity and innovation. This weekend the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in San Francisco was no exception, with over 40 hackathon projects using a .CLUB domain, including 24 projects that were Hackathon prize winners.
We partnered with Domain.com to offer all the Hackathon participants a free .CLUB domain and hosting from Domain.com. We also offered a $5,000 cash prize for the best use of a .CLUB name for a project. The winner of the .CLUB $5,000 grand prize went to TheHighFlyers.club for their very clever and useful in-air app to let you chat with fellow travelers and spot landmarks and other useful information while you are in the air. With all the global traveling we do for .CLUB TheHighFlyers.club is one club we’ll be sure to join!
Other .CLUB projects that were featured by TechCrunch included:
The domain industry was also represented at the Hackathon by the Radix team promoting .Tech, .Space, .Online, ,website and their other extensions.
In all we had a SUPER time in San Francisco, which included visits by our own .CLUB Superhero to keep the harried hackers entertained and motivated as they coded through the weekend.
Participating in a hackathon is fun and inspiring. The energy in a room full of over 1,000 excited competitors is electric, and watching dozens of ideas come to life around a .CLUB name in such a short and concentrated timeframe can be exhilarating.
Thanks again to our friends and partners at Domain.com, the team at TechCrunch Disrupt, and most importantly, to all the talented developers who contributed their creativity to a great weekend event.