A magnetic-tape camcorder used to be a prized possession for those fortunate enough to obtain one. Even despite its weight and its bulk it made it possible for many to dabble in full-sound film and video production.
Today things have changed. Now hours of video live captured from smartphone cameras, laptop cameras, and GoPros are floating around in the cloud and while that certainly can have its downsides, it's also enabled live streaming of everything from a boring night alone to world-historical events, observation of wildlife like never before, and the ability for a family to, virtually, sit around the same table despite being separated by thousands of miles of ocean.
So it's in that spirit that we announce that starting March 7, 2017 until September 7, 2017, .cam, the TLD for the community around this proliferation of cams, will be just $4.99* to create for one year (and $40.25* after that).
Register a .cam?
*Prices in USD. See .cam pricing page for local pricing.
What's the difference between a cam and a camera anyway? They both take photos and videos, but a cam is enhanced by the internet.
Sure, on the one hand, that means selfies and doggy daycare cams. And who doesn't love selfies and doggy cams?
But also with a webcam, families separated by continents and oceans can talk face-to-face, news can be streamed live online as it happens, someone unable to speak can relay a message to someone else unable to see or read signs. Or a window can be opened from your desktop to another place.
For vloggers and voyuers and photography enthusiasts, a new TLD is now entering the Sunrise phase. Starting on October 5 at 5:00 PM PDT, .cam enters the Sunrise phase, when it will be available for $281.62 per year at A rates*.
Otherwise, from December 12 until December 14, .cam will be available in the Landrush phase for $571.66 per year at A rates*.
And finally, .cam enters the GoLive phase on December 14 at 2:00 AM PST, when it will be available for just $40.25 per year at A rates*.
Get your .cam?
*Prices in USD. See .cam price page for local prices.