• Belgium domains will be registered in Ireland after cloud move

      DNS Belgium, operator of .be, has moved its shared registration systems to the cloud, the non-profit said last week. The registry migrated from a self-hosted system to Amazon Web Services on February 11. It’s an effort to cut costs, increase efficiency, and free up engineering time currently dedicated to non-core functions such as hardware maintenance, executives said.

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  • .cloud passes 20,000 names on day one

    … 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 head of registry operations Francesco Cetraro. He said 17,991 of those names were registered in GA. The gTLD is priced around…

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  • .cloud gets 500 sunrise regs

    … in the web hosting space, including Ubuntu and Weebly. General availability is set to kick off January 25, with retail pricing around the $25 a year mark. Related posts: Free .cloud domains on offer to pioneer brands .feedback regs Fox trademark to itself during sunrise Sunrise accounts for under 1% of new gTLD regs …

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  • Free .cloud domains on offer to pioneer brands

    … Aruba, the recently anointed .cloud gTLD registry, plans to give away up to 100 free .cloud domains to trademark owners as part of its launch program. The Italian company also today revealed a rough launch schedule that will see sunrise begin mid-way through the fourth quarter. Participating in Aruba’s “Pioneer” program will be free…

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