Take off with .cloud

Jump the queue and play a leading role in the .Cloud launch

What's your .Cloud Story?

Are you working on a "cloud" project that will make the world a better place and searching for a perfect domain to match? Do you have a .cloud story about innovation, disruption, change, community, passion, or creativity, that will inspire others?

We are looking for great .cloud examples from leaders in the cloud space, companies and startups launching a new brand or project, and marketers with a brilliant idea.

Tell us your .cloud story for a chance to jump the queue and play a leading role in the .Cloud launch.

.Cloud Pioneer Program

About the .Cloud Pioneer Program

Up to 100 Pioneers will get first pick for their .cloud domains and a headstart of over 2 months before it’s available for registration. Pioneers will also get great exposure for their companies and projects by collaborating with us on marketing and PR campaigns. Participation in the Pioneer program is free of charge* should you be selected, there are only a few program requirements:

  • You have a great .cloud story to share
  • You will actively use and promote your .cloud domain
  • You will be ready to launch your .cloud domain at the end of the September
  • You are requesting a brand domain*

Submit your .Cloud idea today!

Please get in touch with us and prepare a brief marketing proposal (1-2 pages) highlighting how you plan to actively use and promote your .cloud domain should you be selected.

Please include the following:

  • Your requested domain(s) and contact details
  • Your .cloud story including:
    • Your project description, goals, audience, and when you plan to launch
    • Why .cloud is your preferred choice, what it means to you, and how it fits into your overall business/marketing objectives
  • You .cloud marketing plan:
    • How do you plan to promote your .cloud site (pr, advertising, social, events, newsletter, etc)
    • Schedule of marketing activities (dates for the activities above)
    • Relevant marketing & social properties (website, blog, social properties)
    • Feel free to include more details about your company or project including customers, channel, partners, and/or prospective audience

Please note that the deadline to submit applications (September 1, 2015) has now passed. We still welcome inquiries, but we cannot guarantee we will be able to accomodate late applications.

* Please note that the focus of the Pioneer program is primarily on .cloud domains matching the Applicant's brand or Trademark. Proposals for generic/premium names will need a very strong marketing case, and may require further negotiation and incur additional costs.