Hot Trends: Cloud domain names in 2011

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A lot of writers are predicting hot trends for 2011 and one trend in particular that seems to stand out among many of the stories is “cloud computing”, a term that refers to accessing computer services over the internet or “cloud”.   The terms internet and cloud are interchangeable. 

Google Docs is a well known example of a cloud computing service.

While some critics say cloud computing is overhyped, it’s hard to argue against it with major service providers like Google and SalesForce.com taking to the cloud.  Earlier this month, SalesForce.com unveiled Database.com, the enterprise cloud database. 

Domain bloggers Andrew Allemann of Domain Name Wire and Mike Sullivan of Sully’s Blog have written about the Cloud.com domain.  The domain Cloud.com was purchased earlier this year by VMOps after it was put up for sale by Meetup Co-founder Scott Hieferman. 

Back in September, Peter Ulander, Chief Marketing Officer at Cloud.com (formerly VMOps) spent time answering Mike Sullivan’s questions on the domain and the business, which Mike posted online.  According to Peter Ulander, the decision to acquire the name has been paying dividends with traffic: “While I can’t share the specific volume, we are pleased with the increase in traffic since launching under the cloud.com domain.  Our core traffic increased by more that 500% and, when compared to similar companies in our space, we are outperforming them on inbound traffic and time spent on site – meaning that we are hitting the decision makers in our space.”

Will Cloud domains be a hot trend in 2011?

Though the price of Cloud.com remains undisclosed, there were dozens of domain sales in 2010, with many looking to be bargain buys.  It will be interesting to see whether any of these names end up selling for a bigger return in 2011. 

 

Domain
Date Sold Price Location
cloud-computing.de Aug 4,2010 $38,280.00 Sedo
cloud-computing.de Sep 11,2010 29000 Sedo.com
cloud.me Sep 11,2010 $22,500.00 Sedo.com
cloudcomputing.com.au 2010 $8,000.00 NetFleet.com.au
cloudcomputing.in 2010 $5,000.00 PvtSale
cloudbot.com 2010 $4,000.00  
cloudcraze.com 2010 $4,000.00  
cloudexchange.com Sep 11,2010 $3,900.00 Sedo.com
cloudcomputing.info Sep 13,2010 $3,500.00 Sedo.com
cloudbook.de 2010 $3,075.00  
publicclouds.com Sep 17,2010 $3,000.00 Sedo.com
clouddb.com Sep 13,2010 $3,000.00 Sedo.com
cloudgames.com Sep 11,2010 $3,000.00 Sedo.com
myclouds.com Sep 11,2010 $3,000.00 Sedo.com
cloudtree.net 2010 $3,000.00 Sedo
cloudgames.net Sep 15,2010 $2,500.00 Sedo.com
instantclouds.com Sep 11,2010 $2,500.00 Sedo.com
cloud.ly 2010 $2,500.00  
oncloud9.com Sep 13,2010 $2,300.00 Sedo.com
cloudsaas.com Sep 12,2010 $2,250.00 Sedo.com
becloud.com Sep 13,2010 $2,000.00 Sedo.com
cloudbook.net Sep 12,2010 $2,000.00 Sedo.com
cloudnine.org Sep 11,2010 $1,883.00 Sedo.com
cloudblue.com Sep 12,2010 $1,700.00 Sedo.com
cloud.be Sep 14,2010 1500 Sedo.com
cloudgames.co.uk Sep 11,2010 $1,500.00 Sedo.com
cloudside.com Sep 11,2010 $1,200.00 Sedo.com
cloud365.com Sep 21,2010 $1,000.00 Sedo.com
letscloud.com Sep 11,2010 $1,000.00 Sedo.com
vclouds.com Sep 24,2009 $1,000.00 Sedo.com

Do you own any cloud domains?  The only “cloud” name I own is CloudShapes.com, which I purchased on NameJet back in June 2008 after it had expired.

13 comments
patrick cardinot
patrick cardinot

mytopcloud.com is for sale!!! refer to www.mytopcloud.com

SmartGuy
SmartGuy

I own e-cloud.org. Is this a good name?

CloudComputing.co
CloudComputing.co

I own the domain name CloudComputing.co and have built a site on it while i wait to one day sell the domain to an end user.

Anonymous
Anonymous

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Frank McAllister
Frank McAllister

I currently own over 72 cloud and tech related domain names. These below are for sale, if interested.. cloudpowr.com cloudcentr.com cloudteka.com if interested please email me at frank_mcallister@yahoo.com

Billian
Billian

I have mybestcloud.com for sale Any one is interest you can send offer to billarajinikar @ gmail . com

Bobby Cakes
Bobby Cakes

Lots of cloud names selling recently... Sedo/Afternic  Cheers!!!

Gilo
Gilo

More cloud sales Clouds.me $21,600 Sedo CloudOperations.com $3,572 Sedo CloudCore.eu $1,440 Sedo VirtualCloud.org $1,000 Sedo CloudVertical.com $1,100 Cloudalizer.com $1,700

Eric
Eric

I own: cloudcomputing.co cloudtechnology.co

Anonymous
Anonymous

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Anonymous
Anonymous

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Keddiemedia
Keddiemedia

I own: localcloud.com localcloud.co buycloud.com zipcloud.com I have been approached a lot about localcloud.com.