Apple is starting to roll out a new e-mail domain for customers of iCloud which is named, surprisingly enough, @icloud.com. As spotted by MacRumors, the company is now handing out @icloud.com e-mail addresses to new users of iCloud, as well as customers setting up novel Apple IDs for the first time. The report also suggests that users that already have me.com e-mail addresses will also be receiving an iCloud.com e-mail address that matches the me.com e-mail address.
Ever since the shutdown of MobileMe and the universal adoption of iCloud, it was expected that at some point, Apple would start to issue icloud.com e-mail addresses. However, whether they retain the ‘awesome factor’ of the me.com e-mail addresses is another matter. Apple obtained the me.com domain name in 2008, and starting offering me.com e-mail address that year.
From now on, it appears that new me.com e-mail addresses will no longer be issued, instead icloud.com will become the standard domain. However, those users with either me.com and mac.com email addresses will still be able to use those domains.