ARE YOU the master of your domain? If so, you may want to consider adding .cloud to your portfolio as this new and exciting URL is now up for grabs.
Yes, that's right, anyone can now lay their hands on a .cloud domain after it was opened up on a first-come (stop sniggering) first-served basis.
Over 70 registrars, yes 70, worldwide are ready and waiting to accept your orders for .cloud registrations, including big name brands such as GoDaddy, 1&1, Name.com, Domain.com and OVH. So what are you waiting for? Call now!
The Worldof.cloud website, less exciting than it perhaps sounds, contains more information on the launch, including a list of several existing customers, such as Weebly, Screencloud and Canonical, which have gone all-in on the .cloud domain.
The move follows the Priority Registration phase when 2,000 orders were placed for 200 reserved domains, some of which included duplicate requests that will be assigned via auction. That's an episode of Bargain Hunt we'd like to see.
Francesco Cetraro, head of registry operations at .cloud, who disappointingly did not add the .cloud domain to his own name in a misguided publicity stunt, is confident that people will want to pay more money for another domain because, well, it'll keep them busy.
“Today marks an important day for everyone who has been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to own and use a .cloud domain,” he said.
One woman who is queen of the castle for the new domain is Iseult Ward, co-founder of Food.Cloud, who said that it will help to boost the brand's identity.
“.cloud synced perfectly with our company name and brand. By using .cloud we can clearly explain to the public and our key audiences what we do and how our app and web-based business is powered by the cloud,” she said. µ
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