• .cloud passes 20,000 names on day one

    … 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…

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  • .cloud gets 500 sunrise regs

    … Aruba, the .cloud gTLD registry, said it received 500 applications during its sunrise phase, which closed this afternoon. While low by pre-2012 standards, it’s a relatively respectable performance for a new gTLD, where sunrises periods consistently result in double-digit registrations. It’s almost certainly in the top 10 for 2012-round gTLDs…

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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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