Aruba S.p.A., a large hosting provider headquartered in Italy with 130,000 dedicated servers and virtual servers under management and a total of more than 4.7 million customers, has announced accreditation from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) for .Cloud domains.
This marks a strategic step for the New gTLD (generic top-level domain) .Cloud Registry and parent company Aruba S.p.A. in expanding its international partner network in the Chinese region. Accreditation means that .Cloud domains can be registered and hosted in China mainland.
“Our success is based on our partnerships and we are eager to collaborate with Chinese registrars and technology providers,” said Mou Mukherjee, Head of Registry Services at .Cloud. “These partners play a significant role in guiding Chinese businesses into the future of the digital economy by helping them build, boost, and protect their online identity.”
The .Cloud domain launched in February 2016 and through support from its registrar partners has secured more than 155,000 registrations in over 180 countries.
Gaming, Streaming, Online Payments
China’s booming digital economy has created a hotbed of digital innovation, and the country has rapidly become a leading global force in digital innovation. This has spurred huge growth in cloud services led by government initiatives, online shopping, online payments, the sharing economy, social media, casual gaming, video streaming and other B2C services.
China’s cloud computing market has grown significantly since 2010 according to the Report of Prospects and Investment Strategy Planning on China Cloud Computing Industry (2017-2022) published by Forward Intelligence Co. Ltd., a special market research institute. Its market size reached 178.2 billion yuan in 2016, up 18.8 percent year-on-year. The industry will grow by at least 30 percent year-on-year on average in the coming five years. By 2020, China’s cloud computing market is projected to reach 686.6 billion yuan (about $103.6 billion).