IntroducedMay 7, 2014
(general public)
TLD typeGeneric top-level domain (gTLD)
Registry.Club Domains, LLC
Registry websiteget.club

.club, often stylized as .CLUB and sometimes dot-club,[1] is a top-level domain (TLD). It was proposed in ICANN's new generic top-level domain (gTLD) program, and became available to the general public on May 7, 2014. GoDaddy is the domain name registry for the string.[2]

Acquisition and promotion

Colin Campbell, CEO of .Club Domains, LLC

In June 2013, .Club Domains, LLC acquired the .club gTLD through a private auction after raising $7 million from 27 individual investors. Colin Campbell, the company's chief executive officer, declined to reveal the final auction price, citing confidentiality agreements.[3] .club was the first new gTLD acquired via private auction. Unsuccessful applicants competing for the gTLD were Donuts and the Merchant Law Group LLP.[4]


According to The Domains, "Those now using a web address ending in .club include brands, celebrities, sports figures, innovative entrepreneurs and startups, associations, and clubs around the globe... tens of thousands of clubs, business and individuals are actively using a .club address for their web presence, from Rotary Clubs, to school clubs, to passionate bloggers."[5] Prominent individuals using the extension include rapper 50 Cent,[6] professional basketball player Tyler Johnson,[7] and Indian cricket star Virat Kohli.[5]

See also


  1. ^ McCarthy, Kieren (January 15, 2015). "Sick of these new dot-words? Join the .club – it's the only one challenging .com". The Register. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Allemann, Andrew (2021-04-07). "Breaking: GoDaddy to acquire MMX, .Club, .Design". Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News. Retrieved 2024-06-02.
  3. ^ Allemann, Andrew (June 6, 2013). "27 investors chip $7 million into .Club as it wins private TLD auction". Domain Name Wire. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  4. ^ Berkens, Michael (June 6, 2013). ".Club Domains Wins the New gTLD .CLUB "in Historic First Private Auction"". The Domains. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Berkens, Michael (April 1, 2015). ".Club Tops 200K Domains Is Godaddy's #1 Selling New Domain Extension". The Domains. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  6. ^ Allemann, Andrew (May 13, 2014). "50 Cent goes .Club with new site, will be at launch party". Domain Name Wire. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  7. ^ Heroux Pounds, Marcia (April 9, 2015). "Dot-club Web names spread by Fort Lauderdale business". Sun-Sentinel. Tribune Publishing. Archived from the original on June 22, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2015.