Sedo Launches .CLUB Winter Sports Auction, a Pre-sale Auction for the New gTLDs
Search Engine for Domain Offers (Sedo), an industry leading domain marketplace and monetization provider recently announced a partnership with .CLUB Domains to launch the Winter Sports Auction. The auction will include 25 premium winter sports-related names with the .CLUB extension, such as snowboarding.club, skiing.club, and ice hockey club. The first priority to acquire the domain name from .CLUB will be given to the highest bidder. Trademark holders will have the pre-registration priority at the .CLUB’s sunrise phase. The auction will be held from February 19 – 26, 2014.
Sedo, an expert in domain auctions, especially pre-sale, sunrise, land rush, and premium name auctions, has formed partnership with many of the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) such as .CLUB. Sedo’s pre-sale auction of two-letter .de domains was started in 2009, where the highest bidders were given pre-registration priority. The .CLUB Winter Sports Auction will be Sedo’s first pre-sale auction for the new gTLDs.
In a release, Colin Campbell, chairman and CEO of .CLUB Domains, said, “This auction is all about getting a domain name that truly expresses and targets the passionate communities around these popular sports. The .CLUB domain extension gives true meaning to the right of the dot like never before, and we’re expecting a lot of interest from sporting goods manufacturers, retailers and more who want to own these online categories.”
A complete list of the .CLUB Winter Sports Auction names include ice hockey club; skater.club; snowboard.club; snowboarding.club; snowboarders.club; snowboarder.club; skiing.club; skier.club; skate.club; crosscountryskiing.club; figureskating.club; figureskater.club; bobsleigh.club; bobsled.club; wintersports.club; xcountryskiing.club; xcountryski.club; sochi.club; medals.club; powder.club alpineski.club; alpineskiing.club; iceskating.club; skiers.club; and speedskating.club.
Tobias Flaitz, CEO of Sedo, said, “The new gTLDs present an incredible opportunity for companies to stake their claim to the most valuable of Internet real estate. This Winter Sports domain auction offers an equally unique approach to pre-registrations with .CLUB that will enable companies to acquire their desired domain names in an even more timely fashion.”
.CLUB Domains were created to form the .CLUB gTLD registry. It aids in building a comprehensive social platform for club management, wherein .CLUB Domains become a one-stop shop for clubs of all sizes to secure a great domain, grow club membership, improve member engagement and reduce management costs.
Edited by Ryan Sartor