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The .club domain extension is a gTLD, a generic top level domain, a group of established and easily identified domains overseen by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The ending can be used internationally and has no restrictions. Particularly useful for clubs, groups, teams and hobbies, the relatively new domain has grown massively since its release in 2014. It is ideally suited to projects, organizations, associations or even businesses known for their collaborative, social and welcoming nature. A .club domain name is universally recognized – no matter what language you're dealing with.
Some domain names have quite consistent pricing such as .com, .biz, and .net. This is because the prices have been fixed by the registry and ICANN (the corporation responsible for IP addresses and their distribution, among other things), keeping prices low. This is not the case for Newer TLDs such as .club or .shop. These options can go for any kind of price and this usually depends on supply and demand. The more popular a name is, the more expensive it is. Many premium .club domains have been auctioned off in the past and reached eye-watering prices, such as Wine.club for $140,000, Coffee.club for $100,000, and Vegas.club for $100,000 to name but a few. Another reason for the high pricing is that domain name investors sometimes snap up desirable domain names to sell them to clubs at an inflated price to make profit. Buy a .club domain from IONOS and you pay a lot less for it – expect to pay as little as $1 for the first year, then $15 for each following year.
Those who’ve boarded the .club domain train include brands, sports figures, startups, associations, and clubs all around the world and it’s no wonder given the universal appeal of a .club domain. Many celebrities have also opted for a .club domain to promote their fan sites. Rapper 50 Cent, who became famous with his song “In da club” came up with 50InDa.club. At swim.club, you can get to know a Sweden-based group of film directors and photographers showing off their artwork. A quick visit to twist.club might surprise you when you find a Melbourne-based company specializing in “out of the ordinary” travel experiences.
Anyone can register a .club domain – it’s on a first-come, first-served basis. When registering your domain name, consider that it must be between 1 and 63 characters long. You can include numbers, letters, and hyphens, but not special characters such as & and #. .club domain registration with IONOS simply requires you to check whether your desired name is available using the search field, add any extras such as matching email address, web hosting, and MyWebsite, or WordPress, and then you can buy the .club domain
Yes. Transferring your existing .club domain to IONOS is very straightforward. If you’re a New customer, you first need to create an account with IONOS, then the process for transferring your domain to IONOS is the same as if you were an existing customer. First, contact your current provider to prepare your .club domain for the domain transfer and access the authorization code. Then start the domain transfer with IONOS and confirm the transfer using the authorization code from step 1. Please note: It’s important that you originally registered your .club domain name at least 60 days ago, and that the domain has been with your current provider for at least 60 days.
Technically, search engines such as Google and Bing do not distinguish between the different domain extensions and therefore weigh all TLDs equally. Therefore, having a .club extension won’t have a negative impact on SEO.
There is no need to worry about your New .club domain ranking lower than a .com domain. Ultimately, the success of your domain name will come down to having a memorable domain name paired with a useful and interesting website. If it happens to be that your desired domain name works best with a New TLD, then there is nothing stopping you from registering it!