Cash Prizes Offered for Best Use of a .CLUB Name and Best .CLUB Name Overall at World’s Largest Startup Event
SAN FRANCISCO, CA and FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwired – February 26, 2016) – .CLUB Domains, the award-winning new top-level web domain, is once again leading the charge to support entrepreneurship and startup success as a sponsor of the LAUNCH Hackathon 2016 starting today in San Francisco and running through February 28, 2016. Up to 1,500 software developers and designers will be spending 48 hours in teams from one to four persons, competing for investment and recognition at the world’s largest startup event: LAUNCH Festival 2016.
.CLUB is offering every participant a free .CLUB domain name from Domain.com, and the team with the best use of a .CLUB web address for its project will win $6,000 cash. A $2,000 cash prize will also be given to the team that registers and uses the best or most creative .CLUB web address, whether or not the project turns out to be great.
“The .CLUB domain has been extremely popular with startups and anyone building a community around a product, service or passion, and we’re excited and proud to once again be sponsoring the LAUNCH Hackathon with its reputation for creativity and fostering the entrepreneurial spirit,” said Jeff Sass, CMO of .CLUB Domains. “We’ll be on site at the event offering ideas, providing guidance and keeping our eyes out for some great new business ideas. And we’ll keep the hackers caffeinated with free coffee courtesy of Coffee.club.”
More than 715,000 .CLUB web addresses have been registered to date, and the domain boasts more live sites than any other new domain in the marketplace today. Startups, like subscription-based services Soap.club, ManBrands.club, Coffee.club and others have abounded online; as well as celebrity fan clubs such as Lovato.club, pro athletes such as RealTJohnson.club and MylesTurner.club; car enthusiast clubs likeBentleyOwners.club; nightclubs, retail loyalty clubs, and many, many more.
Participating LAUNCH Hackathon teams can find out more information about .CLUB and pick up their code for a free domain name by visiting the .CLUB booth at the Hackathon on Friday, February 26th.
In addition to standard registrations, there has been a significant market established for premium .CLUB names with more than $3.5 million in sales to date. Highlights include Wine.club selling for $140,000; Coffee.club selling for $100,000; and Vegas.club selling for $100,000.
About .Club Domains, LLC
Led by Internet entrepreneur Colin Campbell, whose prior successes include Tucows Interactive and Hostopia.com, .Club Domains, LLC was formed for the purpose of becoming the .CLUB gTLD registry. The company also launched Startup.club to support entrepreneurs building businesses around a .CLUB domain name. With more than 715,000 domain names sold to date .CLUB leads the pack of new domain extensions in sales and usage. More information and links to register .CLUB domains are available now at http://www.get.club.