|Initial release||October 6, 2011|
|Platform||Google App Engine, Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Datastore, Google Cloud Storage, Google BigQuery, Google Cloud SQL|
|Type||Cloud Storage, Web Development|
Google Cloud Platform is a cloud computing service by Google that offers hosting on the same supporting infrastructure that Google uses internally for end-user products like Google Search and YouTube. Cloud Platform provides developer products to build a range of programs from simple websites to complex applications.
Google Cloud Platform is a part of a suite of enterprise services from Google Cloud and provides a set of modular cloud-based services with a host of development tools. For example, hosting and computing, cloud storage, data storage, translations APIs and prediction APIs.
On October 18, 2016, Google announced a new platform called Nomulus, which is an open source infrastructure that is available for everyone. Nomulus powers Google's top-level domain (TLD) registries, such as .google, .how, .soy. It is Java based and the source code is released under the Apache 2.0 license, even though it is integrated with Google's Cloud Platform, using Google Cloud Datastore as its backend database.
Nomulus runs unlimited TLD registries in a single shared instance, using horizontal scaling, and includes the features of Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP), WHOIS, reporting, and trademark protection. "It is the authoritative source for the TLDs that it runs, meaning that it is responsible for tracking domain name ownership and handling registrations, renewals, availability checks..."
The project commenced after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved a change to the Internet Domain System back in June 20, 2011. The Board decided that by increasing the number of top-level domains from its then current number of 22, the internet would be redefined, giving people and businesses more flexibility and control over their online presence. "Expanding the number of TLDs will encourage innovation and result in competition and increased choice for Internet users."
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