Popular internet site’s founder to auction off Cloud.com.
SYS-CON Events, promotor of this month’s Cloud Computing Expo in New York, has announced that the domain name Cloud.com will be auctioned off during the conference.
Cloud.com is owned by Meetup.com co-founder Scott Heiferman. I attempted to contact Heiferman but the phone number in whois is not a working number. The e-mail address for the contact is on the Heiferman.com domain name.
In a 2007 post on his personal web site, Heiferman wrote:
“I happen to believe in a Web OS [& I own cloud.com]. Funny how the social OS is now web OS.”
Cloud.com was registered in 2000. This domain name is another example of a domain that grew in value after the initial dot.com gold rush. Much like “blog”, “cloud” had limited use and value before the advent and popularization of cloud computing.
The domain name is currently a parked page. Compete.com estimates just over 1,000 monthly unique visitors.
No word on a reserve or starting price for the auction, but this domain is easily worth six figures. Or perhaps seven?