Michael Gilmour, another popular domain name industry veteran wrote on Why .CLUB Is So Successful among the new gTLD wave.
As Michael mentioned, .CLUB and gTLDs have only been around for couple of years and what .CLUB has achieved in this short span of time is remarkable. I echo his views while stressing on another important point mentioned by him that .CLUB is run by a great set of individuals whom I have also met at various Domain Name Events. Here’s how my experience have been with the .CLUB & team:
Met Colin Campbell, the CEO of .Club Domains, LLC at domainfest Macau in 2015. Colin is good at what-ever he does and I had best time hanging out with him over drinks and blackjack 😀
Colin is an internet pioneer since 1993, built several internet companies which include Tucows, Internet Direct Canada Inc., Hostopia.com Inc., and GeeksForLess.com. His companies won several awards including Profit magazine’s 7th fastest growing company in Canada (1997), Profit magazine’s 2nd fastest growing company in Canada (1998), and Canada’s #1 fastest growing company (2005). Couldn’t expect any less from him with .Club Domains, LLC.
I have met and connected with Jeff Sass, the CMO of .Club Domains, LLC at numerous occasions and various Domain Name events across the world and have had several eventful conversations/discussions with him.
Jeff has vast experience in the technology and entertainment industries. He has co-founded mobile commerce pioneer BarPoint.com in 1999 and as a Vice President, Chief Evangelist at Myxer, from 2007 to 2012 Jeff played a significant role to take company to the top 15 mobile websites in the U.S.
If you were to ask me, I think Jeff is one of the key individuals (along with Colin & others) behind .CLUB success. His innovative thought process to push .CLUB through various cultures, communities and countries has been phenomenal.
How can I forget to mention Nivu Hussain, the Marketing Manager at .Club Domains, LLC. Nivu is an amazing human being, full of passion, intellect and know-how of the industry.
There are definitely more people in the .CLUB team that contribute to the success of .Club Domains, LLC however, the above mentioned are three key people I have had the honor of connecting, interacting and spending time on more than one occasion.
What do you think? Is there any other driving factor behind .CLUB’s success? Share your thoughts with us 🙂