The .CLUB team, including CEO Colin Campbell, COO Michele Van Tilborg, and China Country Manager Abby Zhang traveled to six different cities in China recently for a whirlwind tour, meeting with registrar partners, domain investors, and a variety of businesses that use a .CLUB domain, such as TheButchers.club and BoomGC.club.
While in Beijing, Colin was invited to give a lecture at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) for the second time, and his talk on entrepreneurship was extremely well-received by the students, the media, and all in attendance. The very busy and successful trip culminated with the 2018 Global Digital Summit in Xiamen, China, where Colin gave a keynote presentation on Entrepreneurship (see the video of his speech above). Colin shared his vision on how to Start, Scale and Exit a business… and Repeat the process. It is all about People, Stories, Money, and Systems.
China continues to be a very strong and important market for .CLUB. Since receiving our official MIIT approval in December 2016, we’ve seen a marked increase in actual usage and live websites in China using a .CLUB domain name as their primary web address. Sales of our Tiered Premium names also continue to be strong through the Chinese Registrar channel.
And of course, our mascot Hou Mi Mi is always a popular celebrity when he makes appearances throughout China to help raise awareness for the .CLUB brand.