| bronzesponsor = ICANNWiki [[Sponsorship|Bronze Sponsor]]| logo = Clublogo.png
| type = Privately Held
| industry = [[New gTLD Program|New gTLD Applicant]]
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| keypeople = [[Colin Campbell]]
'''.CLUB Domains LLC'''
is applying to run the [[.club]] gTLD within [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program|new gTLD program]]. Its mission is to more adequately serve clubs and associations, which it believes are not adequately represented by current gTLD offerings such as [[.com]] and [[.org]]. The entity is one of the first public applicants within the program given that many potential applicants have kept their own plans under wraps, this public presence has allowed them to crete excitement around the potential extension and elicit support from those interested.<ref>[http://dotclub.com/index.htm Home, DotClub.com]</ref> This support has also taken the form of fundraising to aid in the successful acquisition and delegation of the string ,<ref>[http://dotclubdomains.com/ DotClubDomains.com]</ref> initial application related financing was secured, and contingent financing to ensure that .CLUB Domains wins the extension in a potential auction has also been secured.<ref>[http://dotclub.com/blog.htm Blog, DotClub.com]</ref>
The organization has operations in the USA, Canada, Ukraine, and the Philippines.<ref>[http://dotclub.com/contact.htm Contact, DotClub.com]</ref>
.CLUB Domains LLC filed their application with [[ICANN]] on the first possible day, January 12th, 2012. The organization
is aware of several competitive bids for the .club extension and believes that these bidders have no intentions of running an actual [[registry]] and .CLUB Domains LLC has expressed no interest in bargaining with them and prefers to win the extension in an open [[gTLD Auction|auction]].<ref>[http://dotclub.com/blog.htm Blog, DotClub.com]</ref>
[[.club ]] has the potential to be a well-sought after TLD given that clubs come in all sorts of sizes , and that belonging to a given club is something that individuals and companies often take great pride in. It also has the added benefit of being an English word that is often used as is, in its English form , in other languages such as French, Spanish, and Italian.<ref>[http://blog.guillon.com/2011/11/club-top-level-domain.html Club Top Level Domain, Blog.Guillon.com]</ref>
.CLUB Domains LLC was started by successful, serial entrepreneur [[Colin Campbell]]. His previous endeavors include founding both [[Tucows]] (1998) and [[Hostopia]] (2000), and acting as the founding director of The [[CIRA|Canadian Internet Registry Association]] (CIRA).<ref>[[ICANN 43]] Interview</ref> He has also served as the Director of the [[CAIP|Canadian Association of Internet Providers]] (CAIP).
Other current projects include [http://geeksforless.com/ GeeksForLess.com], [http://www.sharkfin.ca/ Sharkfin Networks], and [http://www.briskmobile.com/ Brisk Mobile].
These projects have received a number of awards and recognized distinctions, including: Profit magazine's 7th fastest growing company in Canada (1997), 2nd fastest growing company in Canada (1998), #1 fastest growing company (2005) and Inc magazine's top 500 fastest growing companies (2005).<ref>[http://dotclub.com/about.htm About, DotClub.com]</ref>