I saw and wanted to share the tweet below from .Club registry CEO Colin Campbell regarding the Wine.Club domain name and its inclusion in the NamesCon domain auction that is being conducted by Right of the Dot:
@jeanguillon Wine .club is set at $150,000 reserve at the Namescon auction. We expect to sell it for more than that.
— Colin.club (@ColinDotClub) November 18, 2014
I reached out to Campbell and .Club Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Sass to ask about the auction and the $150k reserve price. Here’s what Sass had to say in a response to my email:
“Needless to say, Wine.club is one of the best .club premium names, and with countless wine clubs around the world there are a number of potential high profile suitors for the name, from established wineries and mainstream publications to wine entrepreneurs. With that in mind we’re very comfortable with the reserve number.”
Because the domain name is going to be sold at auction, it would not be eligible for the same type of deal as the Coffee.Club deal that was a part of the Startup.Club program. Sass did add that, “if, after obtaining the name, the winning bidder wanted to approach us with a business plan for the name and apply for Startup.club, it is certainly something we could consider relative to participation in marketing, PR and Ad support.”
I would imagine Wine.Club is one of the more valuable .Club domain names, and it will be interesting to see if the domain name sells. Based on this morning’s tweet from Campbell, it seems that the registry is confident it will sell for more than that.
Out of curiosity, do you think Wine.Club will sell at or above its reserve price at NamesCon?