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Correction: The Maximum .Club Yearly Renewal Price Increase Is 3%, Not 15%

Posted on 15 March 2017 by Andrei

Colin Campbell from Dot Club commented on the post I’ve published 4 days ago and made a clarification that we’re talking about the rate of inflation or 15% over *five years*, not per year, so a maximum of 3% yearly if the rate of inflation doesn’t exceed 3%.

Just want to be fair and write a post about this rather than simply edit the existing one.

Even at 15% yearly, Dot Club would have still (to the best of my knowledge) been the only example of a registry that has a contract in place which prohibits it from implementing huge price hikes. I’m sure .club holders sleep quite a bit easier at night, knowing that the registry can bump prices by 3% or the rate of inflation per year at most, whichever is greater. This is especially important since .club is one of the most popular new gTLDs among domainers.

Quite frankly, even if I stay away from new gTLDs in general, I have to say I understand why .club is more popular than other extensions among investors. They seem to be running things in a professional and predictable manner over there. Will I be investing in .club domains personally? No, because I’ve decided as of 2015 that there are better places for my money than the new gTLD world.

Still, I believe .club is one of the few “How To” examples of the new gTLD space, in a sea of “How Not To” case studies :)

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Mobile Notary Says:

    Yes, very not interested in .club domains for investment, personal, or business use. How Colin and his team have runs things has been the right way to open up a new domain extension.

  2. Snoopy Says:

    What happens when the agreement runs out in a couple of years?

  3. Andrei Says:

    @snoopy: good question but given the way GoDaddy has reacted after the Uniregistry situation, I think it’s more likely they’ll ask everyone to sign such contracts from now on than it is for Dot Club to raise prices a lot after their current contract expires :)

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