The US government has bought a domain name from DigitalOcean for a cool $200,000, according to the Washington Post.
The domain name is owned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which uses it for weather and climate forecasting.
The deal was announced by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) after an investigation.
The NOAA said it had “received and reviewed a variety of applications” for the domain name DigitalOcean.
The government agency has been looking for a way to boost its digital ocean capabilities for years, according the Post.
DigitalOcean is a provider of cloud computing services for private users.
The domain name, however, has been a source of frustration for many internet users, who have complained about the high price tags.
Digital Ocean was founded in 2014 by billionaire tech entrepreneur Vinod Khosla.
It offers a range of services to private and public businesses, including cloud computing, file storage, web hosting, and cloud services for governments.
The Domain Name System is a protocol that allows for a single entity to register domain names with the US Government.
The agency uses the domain to promote itself in the public domain, according its website.”NOAA is proud to work with DigitalOcean to provide customers with affordable, high-performance cloud computing solutions that deliver the power and performance needed to forecast, manage, and respond to complex weather, sea level rise, climate change, and other complex and changing challenges,” a DigitalOcean spokesperson said in a statement.
Digital ocean has become a hot topic of discussion in recent months, with some companies including Amazon and Google trying to boost their digital ocean offerings.
The company recently announced it was partnering with US President Donald Trump to build an artificial ocean, which could be used for weather forecasting.