Where we're at with gandiv5, FR-SD3 official opening, and domain name secondary market

1. Where we're at with #gandiv5
It'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 opening
While 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 market
We'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 TLDs
Also 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 Calendar
If you missed the first TLD release this month, we hope you have a chance to register the second.
Monday 8 May:
  • .health (Sunrise)
Wednesday 10 May:
  • .art (GoLive)

7. Promo Roundup
Let's talk promos.

Only in May (1-31 May):

Starting 1 May:

Ending in May:

Ongoing Promotions:

That's all we have for May. Check back in with us in a few for June's newsletter.

Sincerely, The Gandi Team

Free snapshots, Sieve filters and more

A good, deep spring cleaning can really shake off the old, stale wintery feeling in a place and bring in new freshness and life. Deep, dark corners that haven't seen the light all year get swept out, furniture and even clothes get replaced and rearranged. It starts to seem like not even the same house anymore (or studio flat as the case may be).

But that kind of change is good, we think, and it's just the kind of spring cleaning we've been doing in every corner this spring. If you've been following us the last few months, you already know about a few.

This month, our new data centre infrastructure, FR-SD3, which we introduced in alpha testing earlier this year, is now in beta. We introduced free snapshots on Simple Hosting and then added an extra 10 Gb of storage to 20 Gb of storage free per instance. We also rolled out sieve server rules on Gandi Mail allowing free email filtering, sorting, auto-reply and more through our new SOGo webmail platform. We're also in Copenhagen this week for ICANN58. We have a brief update about .tel domains to make sure you're all aware of and then on to the TLD release calendar and promo roundup for March.

1. FR-SD3 is now in Beta
One area we've been freshening up lately is our hosting infrastructure. It was to that end that we introduced a new data centre earlier this year, FR-SD3. Since that introduction, FR-SD3 has been in alpha testing, but, everything having gone well so far, we're ready to take it into the beta phase.

Find out when and what that will mean for you:

2. Update: Snapshots, 20 Gb storage now free on Simple Hosting
Speaking of hosting, on our Simple Hosting platform, we introduced free snapshots on Simple Hosting instances. Snapshots are a great tool for creating and scheduling backups.
Get the relevant details on this change: news.beta.gandi.net/en/10785-Free-Snapshots-on-Simple-Hosting
And not only that, we are now increasing the default disk size for Simple Hosting instances up to 20 Gb.
Check our announcement for specifics:

3. Filters, sorting, and auto-reply on Gandi Mail
Last month we introduced SOGo, our new webmail platform, in beta and this month we introduced the next development in our rethinking of our mail service: sieve server rules.

For those who are not familiar with Sieve, this means that you can add rules to your mailboxes, like spam filters, out-of-office replies, and sorting into folders.

Read how to activate and use Sieve filters:

4. Gandi at ICANN
This week from 11 March through 16 March, ICANN, the non-profit corporation that sets policy for all domains on the internet, is holding a public meeting in Copenhagen — ICANN 58. And representatives from Gandi will be there!

If you're there too, let us know. We'd be happy to meet up. Otherwise, these public meetings are great chances for, well, the public to weigh in on issues affecting internet policy. Even if you can't attend in person, many presentations and events have online chatrooms where anyone who registers can ask questions. Find out more and participate from the meeting schedule page:

5. Changes to .tel domains
Finally, a bit of housekeeping before we get on to the TLD release calendar and Promo roundup. The registry for .tel domains recently announced changes that will impact everyone with a .tel domain and anyone interested in getting one.
In short, these domains will no longer have to be directly linked to telephony.
If you have one of these domains, be sure to have a look:

6. TLD Release Calendar
Wednesday 15 March:
  • .hospital (Landrush)
  • .企业 (.xn--vhquv, Chinese for «company») (Landrush)
  • .商店 (.xn--czrs0t, Chinese for «shop») (Landrush)
  • .娱乐 (.xn--fjq720a, Chinese for «entertainment») (Landrush)
  • .游戏 (.xn--unup4y, Chinese for «games») (Landrush)

Wednesday 22 March:
  • .hospital (GoLive)
  • .企业 (.xn--vhquv) (GoLive)
  • .商店 (.xn--czrs0t) (GoLive)
  • .娱乐 (.xn--fjq720a) (GoLive)
  • .游戏 (.xn--unup4y) (GoLive)

7. Promo Roundup
And now let's round up some promos.
Only in March, all month:
Starting 1 March:

Starting 7 March:

Ending 31 March:

Ongoing promos:

That's it for spring cleaning this month. If it seems like a lot of change, we're just cleaning house.

If you'd like to reach us, feel free:

New website , new datacenter, new TLDs, happy New Year

1. #gandiV5: It's here!
After months of hard work, user tests, revisions, rehashing, heated debates (no fistfights to our knowledge), we're finally ready to unveil the first major revision to our site in a few years (special thanks to our devoted development team).

#gandiv5, as we're calling it, has limited functions for now, but as time goes on, we'll be adding more and more functions until it's ready to fully replace the current version.

Learn all about #gandiv5 and how to try it out: news.beta.gandi.net/en/10215-Gandi-s-new-platform-it-s-here

2. Gandi Hosting: 2017
This year, we're resolving to commit ourselves to a new plan of action for our hosting service, starting from the ground up, with brand new infrastructure. This year we're also planning to give a facelift to our whole line of hosting products, which will rejuvenate them for the task
ahead. Read the master plan: news.beta.gandi.net/en/10257-About-hosting-at-Gandi-in-2017

Part of the plan was to open a brand new data center with a reworked architecture we're already seeing perform much better. While it's still in Alpha testing, we think you'll like it. Find out about the new data center and how to take it for a spin: news.beta.gandi.net/en/10365-New-datacenter-for-hosting-services-in-Paris

3. 25% off for .CN
.CN is 25% off until 28 February. Happy Year of the Rooster! news.beta.gandi.net/en/10281-.CN-for-just-US-7.60-6-33EUR-per-year

4. Recently-delegated TLDs
Of course there are always, every month new gTLDs added to the root by ICANN and this past month was no exception. Of course, the story of each new TLD is usually pretty much what you expect, but sometimes there are surprises. This month we saw a few.
Prepare to be (mildly) surprised: www.gandi.net/news/en/2017-01-11/10359-recently-delegated_tlds_january_2017/

5. TLD Release Calendar
This month both TLD releases are just coming available in the Sunrise phase, which we think is perfectly appropriate for the new year.
Tuesday 10 January:
  • .hospital (Sunrise)
Monday 23 January:
  • .fun (Sunrise)

6. Promo Roundup
As for our promos, it's something of a fresh start as well, with a whole herd of promos ending December 31 and a new batch for the new year taking their place. It's the circle of life.

Only in January:
Ending 31 January:

New Year's promos (starting 1 January):

Ongoing promo:

Happy New Year again! Did we miss any resolutions? Do you have some to share with us? If you have any thoughts or comments for us about the new site, #gandiv5, please feel free to share them at feedback@gandi.net.

Otherwise, drop us a line with your resolutions, New Year's wishes, and
any thing else on:
and on the #gandi channel on Freenode.

Sincerely, The Gandi Team


New location FR-SD3

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer l'ouverture en Alpha de la première instance de notre toute nouvelle architecture de points de présence, le centre de données FR-SD3. Entièrement conçu par nos équipes et reposant sur du matériel flambant neuf, il représente l'avenir de notre infrastructure d'hébergement. Nos tests de performance sont très satisfaisants: nous mesurons environ 30% de performances supplémentaires sur les CPUs, une très grosse amélioration de la latence d'accès aux disques (plus de deux fois plus rapide) et des accès mémoire 30% plus rapides eux aussi.


Last 2016 newsletter, all about milestones

1. ICANN policy update
We start off with no surer indicator of the passage of time than an ICANN policy update.
This time around, the change is two-sided. The downside of it is that changing an email address for the owner of a domain name is now a little more complicated. Such a change is now tantamount to changing the owner of the domain in terms of the authorization required. The upside of it is that ICANN will now allow us as your registrar to act as a designated agent. That means that with some contractual modifications, we will be able to skip the authorization steps and update the email on your account like normal. Unfortunately, that feature is not yet available, but will be soon. www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-11-28/9984-new_email_change_procedure/

2. Recently-delegated TLDs
This month we looked into a few strange interactions between community and TLDs. In particular, that took the form of .free, .food, .box, .cruise, and .boston. Things get a little weird, but don't be afraid. Take a walk on the wild side: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-12-09/10089-recently-delegated_tlds_december_2016/

3. Two Million Domains Managed
As a quick note on another milestone marking the passage of time, just a couple weeks ago we surpassed two million domains managed at Gandi, out of 728 (for now) TLDs. Which is a good opportunity to take stock of the fact that we now manage more than two million email addresses, close to 50,000 SSL certificates, and a couple of hundred thousand hosted websites and applications. Of course, none of it would be possible without all 121 gandians across four offices on three continents in Paris, Luxembourg, San Francisco, and Taipei. This is the core team that will take us into 2017 towards the next two million domains, which also thanks to you, our customer and fan base, will happen much sooner than the first two million.

4. 2016 at Gandi: A Year in Review
Of course with the year coming to an end along with year end listicles about the craziest things that happened in 2016 and lists of the top everything that came out this year, we threw in our own year-end review, this time looking at Gandi news articles, TLDs released this year and
looking back at our recently-delegated TLD feature. Take a look back at this past year with us:

5. TLD Release Calendar
Only a couple of TLDs were released this month, but they were both good ones. The highly anticipated .art entered the Sunrise phase and the equally exciting .cam entered the GoLive phase.
  • Wednesday 7 December: .art (Sunrise)
  • Wednesday 14 December: .cam (GoLive)

6. Promo round up
Our promos are 100% organic, free-range, grass-fed, rambling about the open range. But once a month we wrangle them all together in one place so you can take your pick of the herd.
Here's this month's Promo Roundup.:
Ending 31 December:

Only in December:

Ongoing promos:
Or just keep track of all our promos here: www.gandi.net/news/tag/en/promos_tld

In 2015 we celebrated 15 years in business, in 2016 we hit the two million domains mark, but did we miss something? Or are you lonely and want to chat?
Here's how you can reach us:
and on the #gandi channel on Freenode. \o/

Sincerely — The Gandi Team

Back to school, back to business and back to promos

Update: Price and rule change for .fi
Historically, .fi domains have only been open to Finnish residents and companies, but as of 3:00 AM PDT on September 5, .fi will bust wide open for anyone and everyone. The .fi TLD has lot of good options, too. To lighten the load on anyone who wants to give a .fi domain a shot and to celebrate the new found .fi-dom, we're also running a promotion on new .fi domains. Find out all the details: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-08-29/9145-rule_change_and_a_promo_for_.fi/

Wizishop: .shop's ambassador to France
The release of the new TLD .shop is a little bit more special than the typical nTLD release. That's because one of our long-time partners and resellers, Wizishop, who run an e-commerce platform, have been selected to participate in .shop's Pioneer Program. Gandi supported their application and we're proud they were selected to .shop's «ambassador to France.» We even did a press release to make the announcement that much more official. Read the full press release: fr.gandi.press/135247-wizishop-french-pioneer-on-the-new-shop-frontier

Recently-delegated TLDs
As for the bleeding edge of the new TLD program, there are still a lot of Brand TLDs being delegated right now, but we also found four somewhat controversial TLDs that were quietly delegated this past month, and one in particular that took a rocky road to get there. Follow the drama in full: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-09-06/9301-recently-delegated_tlds_september_2016/

Kernel Recipes
Gandi is a proud partner once again this year of Kernel Recipes, happening this month in Paris from September 28 through 30. It's already full but you can still follow the live tweet and see presentations online on the event site. Learn about Kernel Recipes: kernel-recipes.org/en/2016/

TLD Release Calendar
Here are this month's new TLD releases (and the phase they'll be entering).
Thursday September 1:
  • .shop (Landrush)

Wednesday September 14:
  • .games (Landrush)

Wednesday September 21:
  • .games (GoLive)

Thursday September 22:
  • .makeup (Sunrise)

Monday September 26:
  • .shop (Golive)

Wednesday September 28:
  • .shopping (Golive)

Promo Roundup
And not to bury the lede too much, but if September is anything this year it's promo month. We've wrassled up the best of them and brought them to straight to you, still kicking. Find all our promos on: www.gandi.net/news/tag/en/promos_tld

Only in September:
  • .mx €13.30
  • .global €20.00
  • .club €5.16 (50% off)

Also ending September 30:
  • .fi €12.00 (see the article above)

Starting September 1:
  • Premium .online, .press, .store, .tech, .website on sale
  • .barcelona €25.00 through October 31
  • .link €4.00 through November 30
  • .photo €4.50 through November 30
  • .brussels,.vlaanderen €$5.00 through October 31
  • .audio, .hiphop, .guitars €6.95, €9.87, and €12.48 through November 30

Ongoing promotions:
  • .store €7.99 per year in GoLive through December 31
  • .stream €2.00 per year in GoLive
  • .me €9.60 through December 31
  • .accountant, .bid, .cricket, .date, .download, .faith, .loan, .party,
  • .racing, .review, .science, .trade, .webcam, .win €2.00 per year through December 31
  • .live, .studio, .video 50% off through December 31
  • .online, .press, .website, .site, .host, .space, .pw, .tech on promo through December 31
  • .tech, .online, .site renewals 50% off through December 31
  • .xyz €3.99 per year through December 31
  • .black, .blue, .pink, .red, .lgbt, .kim, .shiksha, .poker, .pro, .info,
  • .mobi, .移动 50% off until December 31 (previously June 30)
  • .gdn €3.99 until until December 31

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.

This summer, one-click WordPress, NodeJS and promos

This past month Paul Vixie visited our office in San Francisco to talk about DNS. When he was asked what fights were worth fighting on today’s internet, he reflected on two phases in his career: the time he spent at ISC heading the organization that wrote BIND 9 and the time spent building MAPS, trying to stamp out internet abuse completely.

In the first case, he paved the way for the modern internet. In the second, he tried to hold back a growing tide of spam.

“Build roads,” he said, “don’t build walls.”

It’s good sense. It’s better to make something work than try to stop people from using something already out there. This month, we’re building roads.

We introduced One-click WordPress installations on Simple Hosting instances, for one, and released a new Node.js instance.

We also looked at Recently-delegated TLDs. We also looked into how ICANN’s nTLD program, which began with a promise to open up innumerable new namespaces, is coming along.

As always, of course, we’re summing up this month’s TLD release calendar and we rounded up all our current TLD promos for your convenience.

Paul’s words make good sense and are a good mantra to live by. And it’s a wish for the world as well. We hope this month and the rest of this year, we can all focus on building roads, not walls.

1. One-click Wordpress on Simple Hosting
The most popular CMS (content management system) in the world, WordPress, can now be installed with a single click on Gandi Simple Hosting. We created a video tutorial on how: youtu.be/n3yNr6m-F-g For the rest of the details, check out our post:

2. New Node.js instance on Simple Hosting
In the past few months we’ve been bringing you a lot of new improvements on Node.js instances. The developer ecosystem for Node.js has evolve a bit since we first introduced Node.js so we had some long overdue updates to make.
So we’re happy to have launched this month a new version of our Node.js instance designed with developers in mind. Read about what that entails: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-06-20/8542-new_node.js_instance_on_simple_hosting/

3. Recently-delegated TLDs: July 2016
The TLDs added in June this year all seemed to have been a bit contentious, with objections for string confusion, legal use rights and one attempt to game the system represented in this past month’s delegated TLDs. Embrace the controversy: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-07-12/8827-recently-delegated_tlds_july_2016/

4. Checking in on new TLDs
ICANN launched the nTLD program in October 2013 and a little under three years later more than a thousand new TLDs have been delegated. By the beginning of June, 20 million domains in over 1,000 nTLDs had been registered, so we thought it was as good a time as any to check in on
how things are going. Check in with us on ICANN’s nTLD program:

5. TLD Release Calendar
Here's a look at TLD releases at Gandi for the month of July 2016:

Thursday July 7:
  • .tube (GoLive)
Tuesday July 12:
  • .games (Sunrise)
Tuesday July 19:
  • .shopping (Sunrise)

You can now register .网络 (punycode .xn--io0a7i, the Chinese equivalent of “.net”) and .公司
(punycode .xn--55qx5d the Chinese equivalent of “.com”).

6. Promo Roundup
.live, .studio, .video 50% off through December 31 www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-07-01/8719-were_.live_in_a_.studio__and_on_.video_with_this_promo/
.online, .press, .website, .site, .host, .space, .pw, .tech on promo through December 31

.tech, .online, .site renewals 50% off through December 31

.xyz €3.99 per year through December 31

.club premium domains 25% off through July 31

.eu 50% off per year through July 31

.black, .blue, .pink, .red, .lgbt, .kim, .shiksha, .poker, .pro, .info,
.mobi, .移动 50% off until December 31 (previously June 30)


.cat €5.00 per year through August 31

.store €15.00 per year in GoLive until August 14

.stream €2.00 per year in GoLive

.me €9.60 through December 31

.accountant, .bid, .cricket, .date, .download, .faith, .loan, .party,
.racing, .review, .science, .trade, .webcam, .win €2.00 per year through
December 31


In June, we're welcoming PHP7 and .STORE

As we enter the summer months in the northern hemisphere, we want to help you relax a bit. Choose your favorite tee-shirt (and why not a re-issued vintage Gandi one: www.gandi.net/tshirts/), kick back on the porch with a glass of lemonade (or a mint julep if you’re so inclined) and relax — because making things easier is what we’re all about this month.

To start out with, we’re making it easier for our global customers to buy products and services with us because now we’re proud to accept payment in ten more new currencies than before. We’ve also just updated Simple Hosting to PHP 7 and MySQL 5.6. We have some plans with that which aren’t quite ready yet that should make things easier for you too.

Next we hopefully ease some anxiety with our look at one of the reasons mail can be delayed. We’re also making it easier to pick out a hosting option with our Visualization of the levels of complexity and technical knowledge associated with different levels at which you might want control of a site.

And as always, we’re rounding out this month’s newsletter with a look at this month’s promos and TLD releases.

Ten new currencies now available at Gandi
We’re making it easier this month for customers who may not have ready access to a bank account with funds in USD by accepting payments in ten new currencies, increasing our total number of accepted currencies to 15 (well, 16 if you count Bitcoin).

Read about all currencies Gandi now accepts: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-06-13/8392-ten_new_currencies_now_available_at_gandi/

Update: PHP 7 + MySQL 5.6 (Percona) and PostgreSQL 9.4 on Simple Hosting
We are making it easier to use our Simple Hosting platform for hosting web applications by adding PHP 7, MySQL 5.6, PostgreSQL 9.4 and MongoDB 2.4 to Simple Hosting.

Find out how to try it out here: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-05-23/8130-php_7__mysql_5.6_percona__postgresql_9.4_on_simple_hosting/

Recently-delegated TLDs
This past month it seemed like all the strings that were delegated were attractive properties on a Monopoly board getting snatched up by all the usual players. TLDs like .blog, .dot, and .shop were all delegated this past month.

See if anyone got a monopoly this month: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-06-06/8332-recently-delegated_tlds_june_2016/

In-Depth: When your mail is delayed
Email is great and reliable when it gets there on time. But it can cause serious stress when on rare occasions it can be delayed for reasons beyond either your control or ours. We thought we’d at least provide you with an explanation of one possible reason for this and what you can do about it this month to relieve a bit of that anxiety.

Get answers on why your mail can get delayed: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-06-15/8473-when_your_mail_is_delayed/

Visualization: How to choose a hosting option
With the goal of making choosing a hosting option simpler and easier, we’ve peeled away hosting layer by layer to tease out a convenient hosting options diagram that illustrates the level of control you get at each level and the technical knowledge level you need to manage hosting at that level.

Find your hosting option: www.gandi.net/news/en/2016-06-14/8431-how_to_choose_a_hosting_option/

TLD Release Calendar
Wednesday 1 June:
  • .moi (Sunrise)

Monday 6 June:
  • .group (Landrush)
  • .salon (Landrush)

Tuesday 7 June:
  • .store (Landrush)

Monday 8 June:
  • .group (GoLive)
  • .salon (GoLive)

Tuesday 14 June:
  • .store (GoLive)

Monday 20 June:
  • .gmbh (Landrush)
  • .ltd (Landrush)

Wednesday 22 June:
  • .gmbh (GoLive)
  • .ltd (GoLive)

Wednesday 29 June:
  • .store (GoLive)

Promo roundup
Starting 1 June :
  • .irish €6.50 per year through 30 June
  • .lgbt €20.86 per year (60% off)through 30 June
  • .space €2.00 per year through 30 June
  • .club €5.16 per year (50% off) through 30 June
  • .ngo|.ong 50% off through 30 June
Starting 3 June:
  • .xyz
Starting 20 June for 10 days only:
  • .online, .site .tech, .website, .space, .host, .press

Ongoing promotions:
  • .green €23.84 / £19.71 (50% off) per year through 30 June
  • .store €15.00 / £12.00 per year in GoLive until 14 August
  • .me €9.60 / £8.40 through 31 December
  • .accountant, .bid, .cricket, .date, .download, .faith, .loan, .party,
  • .racing, .review, .science, .trade, .webcam, .win €2.00 / £1.50 per year
  • through 31 December

Last chance for these promos ending 30 June
  • .boutique, .immo, .maison, .sarl, .voyage €10.00 through 30 June
  • .live €12.98 per year through 30 June
  • .family €7.50 per year through 30 June
  • .in €6.25 through 30 June
  • .link €3.24 and .click €2.64 through 30 June

Check out our promo page to find out more: www.gandi.net/news/tag/en/promos_tld

Spring finally sprang, and so did promos and dataviz

It’s May, which means it’s now full-on springtime in the northern hemisphere. Nature seems like one big information processing system, where the input of so many little packets of code is transmuted into the beautiful output of green sprouts and buds and flowers and debugging is taken literally. Maybe it just means we need to step away from our keyboards more often, but It has us thinking about transformation.

This month, we launch a more expansive look into slamming email scams. We’re also looking at the latest TLDs to be transformed from application to an actual extension in our Recently Delegated TLDs update.

Then, we visualize the domain name transfer process. Going In Depth we briefly explore the history of Public Key Encryption in this month’s Tech Fundamentals. Finally, of course, we end with a look at TLD releases and current and ongoing promos.

1. In depth about Slamming Emails
Last month, we provided a guide on how to spot a slamming email. That launched us into a more expansive look at domain slamming in general, the different forms it comes in, and some additional tips for staying safe out there.

Read our full post here:

2. Recently-delegated TLDs
In the past 30 days or so, plenty of new generic TLD applications have come to ultimate fruition by being added to the root zone.

The list includes a couple of TLDs that may have been the subject of some wheeling and dealing behind the scenes were delegated to the root, as well as an unexpectedly controversial TLD and more.

Read which strings were delegated:

3. Visualization: Domain name transfer procedure
This month, we planted the seeds of our expertise in all matters domain-related, and put together a visualization that blossomed into quite a neat little project. We have to admit we had some fun with it. This time around, we looked at the procedure for transferring a domain name between registrars (with special attention to the process to transfer in to Gandi, of course).

The result was a visual guide to a quest fraught with peril: transferring your domain name.

Begin your quest:

4. Tech Fundamentals: Public key encryption
From the start, public key cryptography was seen as needed by all and a challenge to military authority.

From Diffie and Hellman through Rivest, Shamir and Adleman, Phil Zimmerman's landmark PGP, we looked at public key cryptography’s flourishing as an invaluable human rights tool and look to the future fruits we hope to see it bear in this month’s Tech Fundamentals.

Read our history of public key encryption:

5. TLD Release Calendar
Here’s a look at TLD releases at Gandi for the month of May 2016:

Tuesday 3 May:
  • .mom (GoLive)
  • .game (Sunrise)

Monday 9 May:
  • .insurance (Sunrise)

Tuesday 10 May:
  • .ist (GoLive)
  • .istanbul (GoLive)

Monday 17 May:
  • .vip (GoLive)
  • .promo (Landrush)
Monday 23 May:
  • .promo (GoLive)

Tuesday 24 May:
  • .game (Landrush and GoLive)

Thursday 26 May:
  • .autos (Landrush )

6. Promo Roundup
There are plenty of opportunities this month to plant the seeds to be reaped later by taking advantage of new and ongoing promos:

Starting 1 May:
  • .green €23.84 (50% off) per year through 30 June
  • .xyz €2.00 per year through 30 May
  • .family €7.50 per year through 30 June
  • .design €25,99 per year (50% off) through 15 June
  • .tech €10.00 per year through 31 May

Starting 3 May:
  • .press €5.00 per year through 3 June

Starting 9 May:
  • .mx €19.95 per year (50% off) through 31 May

Ongoing promotions:
  • .earth €12.98 per year (50% off) through 31 May
  • .live €12.98 per year through 30 June
  • .accountant, .bid, .cricket, .date, .download, .faith, .loan, .party,
  • .racing, .review, .science, .trade, .webcam, .win €2.00 per year through
  • 31 December
  • .boutique, .immo, .maison, .sarl, .voyage €10.00 through 30 June
  • .me €9.60 through 31 December
  • .in €6.25 through 30 June
  • .rocks €5.97 and .social €12.49 through 31 May
  • .link €3.24 and .click €2.64 through 30 June
  • .adult, .porn, .sex, .xxx €12.00 through 31 May
  • .co.com €14.69 through 31 May