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.Cloud hits general availability on Tuesday

Affordably-priced domain name presents an opportunity for domain name investors.

cloud-logoOne of the most-anticipated new top level domain names arrives on registrars’ shelves tomorrow.

Aruba IT won a hotly-contested auction for the top level domain name in 2014, beating the likes of cloud giants Amazon and Google.

I interviewed Eric Sansonny, General Manager at Aruba, after his company won the auction. Although plans were tentative at the time, he said the goal was to launch the domain at mass-market pricing.

The company has delivered on the pricing promise. GoDaddy and other registrars are offering the domain names for about $20-$25.

With many “cloud” .com domain names selling for five figures, this seems like a good opportunity for domain name investors. There are no restrictions on registering .cloud domain names.

.Cloud had 500 sunrise applications and 2,651 landrush application. These are strong numbers compared to most new top level domain names, but low enough that there should still be some good domain names available at launch.

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  1. P Maria

    Backup.cloud is $65,500. But hypenn’d Back-up.cloud is $6,500. Same happends with other similar I just checked. Rule of 10% for hypen domains.

    • inda.cloud

      Exactly! 25$ retail price * 10% = $2.5. $2.5 / 23 hyphens = $0.109.

      But think about potential buyer of backup.cloud will be willing to secure it with back-up.cloud, not to loose typos or distracted visitors, and eventually can affort more that a dime to do it and keep away competitors, speculators…

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