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.cloud passes 20,000 names on day one

Kevin Murphy, February 17, 2016, 16:52:31 (UTC), Domain Registries

The newly launched gTLD .cloud passed 20,000 domains under management one day after entering general availability.

About 25 hours after the 1500 UTC launch yesterday, 20,347 domains had been registered, according to head of registry operations Francesco Cetraro.

He said 17,991 of those names were registered in GA.

The gTLD is priced around the $20 to $25 mark at the popular registrars I checked.

Over 20,000 names is a pretty decent start, putting the the Aruba-owned TLD within the top 100 new gTLDs by volume.

Volume-wise, it’s already in the same ball-park as the likes of .global, .sexy and .uno, which have each been around for well over a year.

Including dot-brands, there are now close to 900 new gTLDs, only about half of which have more than 100 names.

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Comments (7)

  1. Ryan says:

    Something to do with a complete buyout of 3N.cloud’s?

  2. Ryan says:

    Terms such as tech.cloud are $60,000 upwards to $125,000 I have seen for names like meeting.cloud

  3. @domains says:

    3N would only be 1,000 names max out of the 20,000+. Probably a lot of 3L getting regged too.

  4. Tony says:

    My guess is that .cloud is going to accumulus a lot more names pretty quickly. My prediction – they’re going into the stratusphere. No joke. I’m quite cirrus.

  5. Stuart says:

    😉 Only a real nimbus would say such a thing! 😉

  6. Tony says:

    I’ve been a nimbucile my whole life.

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