If you’ve been hanging on for the perfect domain name for your cloud computing, skydiving, or weather forecasting website, now’s your chance — you can now buy .cloud domain names. Major domain name registrars including 1and1 and GoDaddy are now offering the suffix for around $20 to $25, more than a year after the right to control the .cloud top level domain was won by Italian company Aruba.
Aruba — Italy’s biggest domain name and hosting company — outbid Amazon, Google, and four other competitors for the .cloud name in November 2014. At the time the company said it would offer the domains at mass-market prices, rather than try to charge exorbitant fees for cloud-based companies who might want a correspondingly named site. In a world of .co, .ly, and .pizza domains, .cloud isn’t exactly the most catchy name, but if you’re fast, you might still be able to get oldmanyellsat.cloud.
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