Yesterday morning, the .Club registry shared some statistics about its annual premium sales after capping off a “record” quarter. .Club reported that it closed $2,842,367.27 in “total 2015 premium name sales.” The company also reported that “as of December 31, 2015, total cumulative sales of registry reserved premium .CLUB names came to $3,398,167.27.”
As you may have guessed, the company shared that much of the growth was fueled by domain name purchases from Chinese domain name investors. Overall, “registrations grew by over 240%,” according to the blog post that shared these statistics.
I reached out to .Club CMO Jeff Sass and I asked him for some predictions for 2016. Here are some of his thoughts:
China will continue to be strong.
We’ll get our MIIT approval. The market for names in China will expand from primarily domain investors to include more small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs..
Usage will continue to grow globally. We are always excited to find interesting businesses using .club names like Coffee.club, Soap.club, ManBrands.club, Betting.club and others. Many of these companies create their own marketing and content that features .club which is great for us both. More celebrities and sports figures will get on board with .club fan sites. You can see some examples in our NamesCon Show Video: