Newsletter August 2016: So far this year

1. Recently-delegated TLDs
This month there were just three truly generic TLDs delegated to the root by ICANN and close to a hundred Brand TLDs. So we took the opportunity to look at those Brand TLDs.

Read about The Brand TLDs: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-08-10/9049-recently-delegated_tlds_august_2016/

2. In-depth: What’s a premium domain? and new gTLDs
We’ve covered a number of topics in depth so far this year, but we wanted to highlight two for your summer reading needs. First, this spring we gave a run-down on Premium domains.

Read all about them in our article from March: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-03-25/7469-what_is_a_premium_domain/

Next, it was only at the beginning of the summer we checked in on the new gTLD program, but we’re looking back at them again this month while the information is still fresh. It’s landmark program and we’re only at the halfway point.

Find out where we’re at: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-06-29/8677-checking_in_on_new_tlds/

3. Visualizations: Domain lifecycle, choosing hosting and transfers
Some concepts are better explained with visuals. That’s why we started a series of visualizations focusing on our areas of expertise.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Here’s the equivalent of three thousand, then:
The Lifecycle of a Domain: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-03-04/7226-the_lifecycle_of_a_domain/
How to choose a hosting option: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-06-14/8431-how_to_choose_a_hosting_option/
Transfer Quest: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-05-11/8024-transfer_quest_the_domain_name_transfer_procedure/

4. Tech fundamentals: IANA and Public-key cryptography
With our Tech fundamentals series, we’ve been getting back to basics and seeing the stories of the people who built those basics. If you’ve liked our two entries so far in this series, also check out the series of talks we put on this year with our friends at CloudFlare, we called the
Root Zone.

In March, we remembered IANA: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-03-10/7280-tech_fundamentals_iana/
And in May, we traced the history of public-key cryptography: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-05-11/7790-tech_fundamentals_public_key_cryptography/

5. TLD Release Calendar
And now here's a look at TLD releases at Gandi for the month of August 2016:
Thursday August 18:
Tuesday August 30:

6. Promo Roundup
Don't miss these promos ending in August:
Ongoing promotions:

That about wraps up our review of featured articles so far this year. Of course, not only have we been working on content to share with you each month, but also on our products and services. Stay tuned, we have exciting projects in the works.

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