.CLUB is one of the most successful new domain name extensions and one of the five most registered of the new gTLDs to hit the market. It’s now a bit more than a year after .CLUB launched which means that the first round of drops is here. However there’s a twist that you might not know about.
.CLUB is also including some of their premier reserved names,
“Beginning today, deleting domains will be available through SnapNames for auction. Just like other domain extensions, there are some excellent .CLUB domains that are dropping. Additionally, in the interest of fueling a thriving marketplace for .CLUB domains, we will be including certain premium non-renewed deleted domains into these auctions for a limited time.” (Source .CLUB Blog)
Before I go any further, this is usually the point where I recommend reading my stance on the new gTLDs. In short, know that investing in new gTLDs is a risk and don’t put all your eggs in one basket. A small percent of my portfolio consists on new gTLDs, those that I buy have to be in the top ten for there to be any hope of them taking-off in the future.
Like most dropping domains, there will be a lot of junk, it’s all about sifting through the dirt to find the gold. That being said, the game is a bit different here since .CLUB is throwing in some premium non-renewed deleted domains. Here’s a few names that jump out at me:
Of course there are a lot of names and more coming up every week. You can view the full list of domains available to bid on Snapnames.