Above Registrar expands TLD offerings to now include .CLUB

.CLUB logo“CLUB” is not like any other “generic” string – it brings immediately recognizable meaning and marketing value to any name to the left of the dot. .CLUB is the ultimate social domain name to bring people together around common interests and passions – and own the perfect domain for their community.

Priced at only $12.95, this TLD fits with our general aggressive pricing strategy of domains and the .CLUB TLD is also fully supported in Above Marketplace and Above Parking Manager.

Name Collision Release for .HOST, .WEBSITE, & .PRESS – Register at Above.com

Some domain strings across .host, .website, and .press, which were unavailable to register previously, will be made available as they will now be removed from ICANN’s Name Collision Block List.

The released list contains many great generic keywords that could establish an immediate brand identity as well as possess future value in the after-market.

This ICANN restriction will be lifted on 26th November at 14:00 UTC, and names from this list will become available for General Registration. These domains will be available for registration through Above.com at that time.

With over 130,000 names on this list, we’re really glad that they are finally being made available for registration. Keep in mind that these names will be offered on first come, first served basis, so mark your calendars and get it before it’s gone! Do note that some names from the Name Collision List will be priced at a premium, and some may be reserved by the Registry.  These specific domains will be clearly identified to you before you proceed with your registration.

Here is a snapshot of the types of names that will become available:





Find Hidden Revenue in Your Expiring Domains

When you let one of your domains expire, there’s little or no benefit for you. Most registrars will attempt to sell your expired domain, and if successful, they will keep 100% of the profit. That seems rather unfair, doesn’t it? Even though you let the domain expire, shouldn’t your relationship with your registrar be symbiotic?

At Above.com, we wholeheartedly agree. In fact, we have created an innovative opt-in program for our clients which allows for profit sharing from your expired domains. The Above.com Expiring Domain Sales Program is an opt-in program offered to clients with more than ten domain names registered with us. Those that participate in the program retain 60% of the profits from the sale of any domains that they let expire at Above. To make the program even better, each expiring domain is auctioned in the Above Marketplace with a minimum sale price of $49.99.

Who wouldn’t like another potential source of revenue, especially one that is relatively effortless?

We are very proud of the Above.com Expiring Domain Sales Program and would love to tell you more. We understand that changing registrars can be a painful process, but we know that we can make it a worthwhile one. Our Above.com registrar is ICANN accredited and we offer competitive pricing. What do you have to lose (aside from expiring sales revenue to your current registrar)?  Contact our support team to help get your domains transferred into your Above registrar account today!

The Evolution of Above Parking Manager

Our Parking Manager platform has evolved and has undergone some exciting enhancements!

Above Parking Manager makes domain management and monetization simple. Based on our proven proprietary algorithm, our AboveOptimizer routinely identifies the best performing service for each and every domain in your portfolio to optimize your parking revenues.  Organize your domains how you like in just a few clicks.

The AboveMaximizer adds an additional revenue opportunity to monetize your domain traffic by enabling premium direct advertisers to compete with parking companies for your traffic.  This option allows you to diversify your revenue streams and really maximizes your domain’s earning potential. In order to take advantage of our AboveMaximizer direct to advertiser feature, please make sure to contact your Account Manager, Liz Corona to authorize your account.

The Above Parking Manager provides you with powerful but easy control of where your domain traffic is routed, whether the domain is parked or not. Not only can you assign where the traffic is to be sent, but also what percentage of it is to be routed there.  If you have domains for sale  our Parking Manager has an option that allows you to forward  the domain’s traffic directly to a professional “For Sale” or “Make Offer” page.   Parking Manager is a powerful domain management service for any type of domain portfolio.

What are the best things about our Parking Manager? You have complete control and visibility of your domains and their performance from one place, there are no hidden costs, your direct relationship with each parking company remains intact, and you keep 100% of your parking revenues. Simply said, this service is a must-have for domain portfolio holders of all sizes.

For more information and to explore our AboveOptimizer and AboveMaximizer products, visit us at Above.com or contact us at sales@above.com.

Get Normalized Statistics with Verified by Above

The Above Marketplace is a must-visit destination for any domain buyer shopping for inventory that is proven to have traffic and earn revenue.   Only in the Above Marketplace will you find domains for sale with verified performance history.  The Verified by Above trust claim is a real benefit to domain buyers, as all historical traffic and revenue reported in the Above Marketplace are imported directly from the parking companies.  We verify and guarantee that the stats reported are official.

Predicting a domain’s traffic is the goal of each domain investor before the purchase is made.  Many tools and techniques are used to decide which domains to monetize.  However, none of the tools and techniques for predicting a domain’s future behavior is as effective as observing the domain’s past behavior.  At Above, you can view domain performance over an extended number of months and easily spot any fluctuations in performance. Expert buyers will be interested not only in how well the domain performed, but using the Above Marketplace they can also see which parking services was used to monetize the domain, and from where geographically did the traffic to the domain come from.  Indeed Above makes it easier for buyers to find quality but low risk inventory.

Newbies too will appreciate the hidden value that Marketplace presents to them.  They now have the means to enter into domain parking by acquiring proven performance inventory, but by virtue of the transparency of the Verified by Above performance stats, newbies can also learn much about what types of domains monetize, as well as which parking service are performing well.   Using the Above Marketplace, a newbie will know which TLDs monetize, the relationship between a domains age, length, and page rank to traffic and revenue.  Getting started is easier and safer using the Above Marketplace

For more information about Verified by Above, visit the Above.com Marketplace or contact our helpful support team at contact@above.com.

Above.com adds .WEBSITE, .HOST, and .PRESS to its list of supported Top Level Domains

Above.com to add three new Top Level Domain to the Above.com Domain Investor Platform on September 18, 2014, marking the start of the General Availability phase for these domains. Clients will be able to register .WEBSITE, .HOST, and .PRESS domains on the Above platform. These TLDs will also be fully supported in the Above.com Parking Manager and in the Above Marketplace, providing new gTLD domain owners the opportunity to monetize their new domains, or to test the domains market value in the Above Marketplace.

Above.com is committed to provide our clients with domain inventory from trusted registry partners, and our clients can expect options to grow as we move through our new TLD vetting process. Above is also committed to bring new TLDs to market at low prices, to provide clients the opportunity to realize profit from each domain investment faster.

.dotWebsiteWEBSITE is the perfect choice for anyone to get online with a brandable & memorable domain name that is synonymous with the internet and is recognized globally. Above will introduce this domain with a special price of $14.99 for the first year of registration, when registered between September 17, 2014 and November 17, 2014.

Host_Colour-01.HOST aims to become the preferred domain extension for web hosts, ASPs, ISVs, cloud service providers, data centers and other entities within the web hosting industry. Above will introduce this domain with a special price of $49.99 for the first year of registration, when registered between September 17, 2014 and October 17, 2014.

Final-Press_Logo.PRESS gives journalists, bloggers, media professionals, news corporations and publishers the perfect way to establish their credibility and grow their online reach and relevance! Above will introduce this domain a price of $65.00 for the each year of registration.

Registrations starting at 16:00 UTC on September 18, 2014.

NEW Above Registrar API

The just released Above.com Registrar API can be integrated into custom applications or used as an alternative interface for developers and power users.

Functions available via the API:

  • Register
  • Check Pricing
  • Renew
  • Push
  • Transfer
  • Restore
  • Update DNS
  • Privacy
  • Lock/Unlock
  • Request EPP Code
  • Check Balance
  • Add Funds

For a full overview of this API’s functionality visit the API Manual.

To request your API key complete the API Request Form.

VAPE & DATING Domain Post Auction Status

Online bidding for both the VAPE & DATING Domain Auctions ended on June 5, but private offers for unsold domains are being considered.  The inventory for both auctions are posted in the Above.com blog.  If you have interest in a particular domain, please contact Above.com directly.

Results for the auction will be posted following the closeout period, if both sellers and buyers give permission. Financing options may be available on some of the higher valued domain assets.

Dating & Social Networks Domain Auction Inventory including Reserve Range

The following inventory is available in the 2014 Dating & Social Networks Domain Auction at http://www.above.com/marketplace/idate.htmlBidding is LIVE until June 5, 2014 at 4pm PDT. Most of this inventory is individual domains for sale, but there are a few bundled lots to consider.  These bundles are identified below, but online you can only find the primary domain listed with the balance of the domains identified in the comments section.  Let us know if you have any questions.

Individual Domains

Domains Reserve
 123ChristianSingles.com Under $1k
Beginnings.com $10k-$100k
BestDatingGames.com Under $1k
BestFriendHunter.com Under $1k
BoomersMeet.com $10k-$100k
BuddyDating.com Under $1k
ButterflyDating.com Under $1k
CharmingDates.com Under $1k
ChiTownSingles.com Under $1k
ChristiansDateForFree.com Under $1k
Consensual.net $1k-$10k
ConservativeMatchmaker.com Under $1k
CouplesGolfing.com Under $1k
Cupids.com $10k-$100k
DateMaker.com $1k-$10k
DatePlanet.com $1k-$10k
DatingWinner.com Under $1k
DatingWorld.com $1k-$10k
Deutschland.singles Under $1k
DreamFriendz.com $1k-$10k
eDates.eu $1k-$10k
Extramarital.net $1k-$10k
FindSeniors.com $1k-$10k
GenXMeet.com $10k-$100k
GenXYZMeet.com $1k-$10k
GenYMeet.com $1k-$10k
GenZMeet.com $1k-$10k
GolfSocialNetwork.com Under $1k
HotDating.net Under $1k
HundredDates.com Under $1k
IceBreakerDating.com Under $1k
iFriendsCorner.com Under $1k
iSingles.com $10k-$100k
JewishSinglesCruises.com $1k-$10k
JPConnect.com $1k-$10k
LatinosSingles.com Under $1k
LetsDateNow.com $1k-$10k
LoveMatches.org Under $1k
MagnetDating.com Under $1k
MatureCompanion.com Under $1k
MatureSingleWomen.com $1k-$10k
MeetAdultSingles.com $1k-$10k
MeetColombians.com $1k-$10k
MeetIsraelis.com $1k-$10k
MeetSingleBlacks.com Under $1k
MetroSingles.com $1k-$10k
MyInternetDating.com Under $1k
MyWeightLossFriend.com Under $1k
Passionate.com $10k-$100k
RealFlings.com $1k-$10k
RetiredSingles.com $1k-$10k
SeniorDaters.com Under $1k
SeniorSingleMeet.com Under $1k
SeniorsRomance.com Under $1k
SiliconValleyPersonals.com $1k-$10k
SingleMoms.co Under $1k
SinglesInteractive.com $1k-$10k
SocialRave.com $1k-$10k
TechPersonals.com $1k-$10k
TieTheKnot.com $10k-$100k
TieTheKnots.com $1k-$10k
UnlimitedMatch.com Under $1k
VeteransMeet.com $10k-$100k
WidowFriends.com Under $1k
YourFriendHunter.com Under $1k


Domains in Bundles (more than one domain included at no additional cost with purchase)

Domains – Bundles Reserve
LASingleMen.com $1k-$10k
NYCSingleMen.com $1k-$10k
SingleMen.org $10k-$100k
GoldenRomance.com Over $100k


  1. To view the auction go to http://www.above.com/marketplace/idate.html
  2. To BID you must login to your account at Above.com
  3. If you do not have an account at Above.com, please create one

Bidding will end on June 5, 2014 at 4pm PDT