Four years ago today, on May 7, 2014, we officially launched .CLUB domains for registration by the general public. With much fanfare, we celebrated our launch with a big party in NYC featuring international celebrity 50 Cent, who also launched a fan site at www.50inda.club. Here we are, four years later, and we are humbled and thrilled to see literally hundreds of thousands of amazing websites “in da club” and using a .CLUB domain.
The short video above shares just a small sample of recent live .CLUB websites from around the world, but it shows the truly amazing creativity, innovation, and breadth of use cases for a .CLUB domain name. We are proud of every one.
We always believed that the word “CLUB” is special. Special for being short and meaningful. Special for being such a widely used word in everyday life. Special for being understood and recognized across nearly every language and in nearly every country. Special for being relevant to so many different vertical industries. And special for being a word that truly expresses one’s passion!
Four years later we are immensely grateful to all our registrars and other partners, without whom we could never have grown our business. We are immensely grateful to our families and friends who supported us while we traveled the globe and worked around the clock like members of some crazy club, sharing our passion for domain names and the many opportunites presented by a .CLUB domain. Most of all, we are immensely grateful for our more than 215,000 unique individuals and businesses who have collectively registered nearly 1.3 million .CLUB domains. YOU are the reason we start every day excited and motivated.
A domain name may seem like a simple thing. After all, it’s just a name, right? And it’s not very expensive either (even great premium names can be had for a reasonable monthly fee – see Names.club). But a domain name is much more than just a name. It is often the one thing that sparks the flame of an idea and moves it from a thought to a reality. A great domain name turns a concept into a website, a business, a brand, a marketing campaign, an ad, an online shortcut, an email address and more. Every day we see new .CLUB names registered and put in use in all of these ways. Every day we speak with entrepreneurs, startups, bloggers, businesses, and passionate people who are excited to have found and registered a .CLUB domain name that they love. It is a great feeling to know our “product” is truly enjoyed by the people who use it. Every member of the .CLUB team is honored to be able to help make that happen.
It has been a great four years, and we look forward to many more, thanking all of you for your continued support along the way. Happy Birthday to us all!