1. Where we're at with #gandiv5It's been a few months since we first announced the launch of #gandiv5 and with four months of updates, new releases, openings, and feature adding, we're checking in on #gandiv5 to see how it's coming along and look forward to what's still to come.
See where we've been and where we're going:
2. FR-SD3 offical openingWhile we initially expected to take FR-SD3 out of beta on 20 March, we decided to extend the Beta phase, but now it's ready for a grand opening. On 1 May we gave our official fifteen day warning that FR-SD3 will be officially opening on 15 May.
Find out what that means or just keep reading about FR-SD3:
3. The domain name secondary marketWe've been selling domains since 1999 so it's no news that domain names are commodities and while it's existed from the beginning, the secondary domain name market has been attracting some attention lately.
We made some comments this month that might be of interest to anyone interested in investing in domain names.
Learn about the secondary market:
4. Recently-delegated TLDsAlso of interest to domainers and people generally interested in domain names and especially the process of introducing new ones, this month after a bit of a hiatus. ICANN's delegation process has slowed to a trickle, though the TLDs being delegated are increasingly interesting in terms of the insight they provide into the arcane mechanisms of the TLD application and contention processes.
Delve deeper into recently-delegated TLDs:
5. TLD Release CalendarIf you missed the first TLD release this month, we hope you have a chance to register the second.
Monday 8 May:
- .health (Sunrise)
- .art (GoLive)
7. Promo RoundupLet's talk promos.
- EXTENDED: .shop €10.00 until 30 June: www.gandi.net/news/en/2017-04-04/9792-set_up_.shop_for_9.99/
Only in May (1-31 May):
- .global €12.00 www.gandi.net/news/en/2017-05-01/11424-Go-.global-this-May/
- .club €2.00 www.gandi.net/news/en/2017-05-01/11430-This-May-join-a-.club/
- .me €5.00 www.gandi.net/news/en/2017-05-01/11427-Do-you-want-.me/
Starting 1 May:
- .uk €4.00 until 30 June: www.gandi.net/news/en/2017-05-01/11433-UK-domains-of-every-colour-.uk-.co.uk-.org.uk-.me.uk
Ending in May:
- .bar, .rest 70% off first year until 15 May news.gandi.net/en/11109-70-off-.bar-and-.rest-domain-creations
- .lat 67% off ends 31 May www.gandi.net/news/en/2017-03-01/10854-get_your_.lat_for_one-third_the_price/
- .fun €13.00 until 5 June news.gandi.net/en/11034-.fun-in-the-summertime
- .college, .rent €9.00 until 30 June www.gandi.net/news/en/2017-04-01/11265-Cheap-.college-and-.rent
- .news, .live, .social, .studio, .review, .rocks until 30 June news.gandi.net/en/11181-A-promo-for-the-embattled-media
- .engineer, .lawyer, .attorney, .vet, .consulting, .dentist until 30 June news.gandi.net/en/11163-Find-a-career-with-one-of-these-TLDs
- .work, .fishing, .surf, .yoga, .miami until 30 June news.gandi.net/en/11160-Five-TLDs-on-sale-for-working-and-relaxing
- .cam €5.00 until 7 September news.beta.gandi.net/en/11001-Big-.cam-sale
- .pro 50% off until 30 June news.beta.gandi.net/en/10701-Go-.pro-this-spring-at-half-price
- .organic, .bio, .green €9.00 until 30 June news.beta.gandi.net/en/10890-Celebrate-Earth-Days-with-.organic-.bio-.green .loan, .cricket, .accountant, .faith, .science €5.00 news.beta.gandi.net/en/10893-High-five-five-TLDs-for-5.00
- .men, .bid, .win €2.50 www.gandi.net/news/en/2017-03-01/10860-three_tlds_.men_.bid_.win_for_2.50/
- .racing, .webcam, .download, .stream, .date, .trade, .review, .party
- €2.99 www.gandi.net/news/en/2017-03-01/10857-eight_tlds_on_promo_for_just_2.99/
- .radio.am, .radio.fm € 5.09 news.gandi.net/en/10998-Tune-in-to-.radio.am-.radio.fm-this-year
- .tech, .online multi-year renewals until 30 June: news.gandi.net/en/10587-Buy-for-the-present-renew-for-the-future-.tech-and-.online
- .click, .link, .lol €4.00 until 30 June: news.gandi.net/en/10560-Three-TLDs-.click-.link-.lol-for-3.99
- .me €8.00 until 31 December: news.gandi.net/en/10269-Like-.me-in-2017
- .eu €6.00 until 31 December: news.gandi.net/en/10266-Half-price-.eu-this-year
- .top €1.50 until 31 December: news.gandi.net/en/10233-Back-on-.top-in-2017
- .archi, .black, .blue, .info, .kim, .lgbt, .mobi, .pet, .pink, .poker, .promo, .red, .ski half price until 30 June: news.gandi.net/en/10329-The-first-half-of-2017-is-half-off-on-Afilias-domains
- .host, .online, .press, .pw, .site, .space, .store, .tech, .website until 30 June: news.gandi.net/en/10263-Radix-Registry-promo-for-the-new-year
That's all we have for May. Check back in with us in a few for June's newsletter.
Sincerely, The Gandi Team