Dot .CLUB Registry : It’s go ahead with Credit.Club

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Colin Campbell, dot .CLUB CEO

Colin Campbell, .CLUB CEO

Dot .CLUB CEO, Colin Campbell, announced the results of the Registry’s official analysis, regarding the unexpected hand registration of the premium domain, Credit.Club by developer Bruce Marler.

Clearing Marler of any wrong-doing, Mr. Campbell stated that the erroneous release of Credit.Club by the Registry will not be reversed.

The registration of the domain Credit.Club and the uproar that followed were exclusively covered by DomainGang.

Here’s the official statement:

The Operations Department, which manages Company domain name registrations, planned a transfer of <CREDIT.CLUB>, along with 130 other domain names, on 2015-01-13 as part of the Company’s Startup.club promotional program. 

· On 2015-01-13T20:11:40, the Operations Department removed <CREDIT.CLUB> from the registry-reserve in order to register it as part of the Company’s Startup.club promotional program.

· Between 2015-01-13T20:11:40 and 2015-01-14T21:51:25 (25 hours, 49 minutes, and 45 seconds), the status of <CREDIT.CLUB> was unregistered and unreserved. At that time, the Operations Department did not have knowledge that the registration had failed. It is not clear whether the failed registration was a result of human error or system error.

· At 2015-01-14T21:51:25, a registrant (the “Registrant”) using domain privacy, without the knowledge of the Company, registered the domain <CREDIT.CLUB> at Name.com.

a) Mistaken Registration

The Registrant’s registration of <CREDIT.CLUB> on January 14, 2015 was due to a mistake made by the registry. The mistaken nature of the registration is clear as the domain name was publicly advertised as being a premium domain name in the Startup.club program and the Operations Department documented its plan to register the domain name to a Company subsidiary for promotional purposes. However, on January 13, 2015, when the Operations Department attempted to register <CREDIT.CLUB>, the registration failed, and the failure was not detected at the time. 

b) Right to Rescind

The Registration Agreement between Name.com and the Registrant, the RRA between Name.com and the Company, and the Registry Terms and Policies all contemplate registrations that occur as a result of a mistake by the registry, and the registry may rescind such registrations.

c) Conclusion

Thus, it is within the Company’s contractual rights to cancel the registration for <CREDIT.CLUB>.

Further to his analysis and conclusions I can personally state that no one in .CLUB had any conversations regarding credit.club with the registrant at or before the registration of credit.club. 

The registry does not believe it is in our best interest nor the best interest of the registrant to pull the name back given the substantial investment in time and money he has invested to launch credit.club. I informed the registrant of such matters and wish him a continued success.

Many thanks to Mr. Colin Campbell for sharing with the public the results of his research, and for making such a positive decision regarding the current and future ownership of Credit.Club.

Source: NamePros .CLUB thread.


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4 Responses to “Dot .CLUB Registry : It’s go ahead with Credit.Club”
  1. Bruce Marler says:

    Good people and very reputable decision, I appreciate their research to clear things up and plan to do the marquee name proud.

  2. Jon Feldman says:

    A great extension obviously run by good ethical people, they
    deserve their success.

  3. DomainGang says:

    Indeed, a commendable response by the .CLUB Registry that shows the great ethos of its founders. And a great example of how a lucky strike can occur at any given time. 😀

  4. M. Menius says:

    .CLUB created much good will from this decision.

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