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. Some of them are open now, some of them will be opening shortly.
We also looked at Recently-delegated TLDs and summed up our The Root Zone. series. Then we looked into how ICANN’s nTLD program 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.
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.
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When Paul Vixie came to our The Root Zone. DNS meetup organized in collaboration with CloudFlare this month, he inadvertently gave us the theme of this month’s newsletter but also a lot of interesting stories and fascinating technical details.
So come see what we’re all excited about.
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In-depth: 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.
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TLD release Calendar
Here's a look at TLD releases at Gandi for the month of July 2016:
Thursday July 7:
Tuesday July 12:
Tuesday July 19:
ALSO: 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”).
Stay tuned for updates and, of course, for next month's releases.
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There are plenty of opportunities this month to plant the seeds to be reaped later by taking advantage of new and ongoing promos:
Starting July 1:
.live, .studio, .video 50% off through December 31
.online, .press, .website, .site, .host, .space, .pw, .tech on promo through December 31
Starting July 8:
.tech, .online, .site renewals 50% off through December 31
Starting July 12:
.xyz $3.99 per year through December 31
Don't miss these ending July 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 $14.99 per year in GoLive until August 14
.stream $2.00 per year in GoLive
.me $14.40 through December 31
.accountant, .bid, .cricket, .date, .download, .faith, .loan, .party, .racing, .review, .science, .trade, .webcam, .win $2.00 per year through December 31
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It's summer. Which means it's construction season. Can we build some roads for you? Or, maybe you have a road for us. In any case, we're always happy to hear from you. And many roads lead to Gandi: tweet us @gandibar, email us at email@example.com, on Facebook, G+, or contact us on the #gandi channel on Freenode. \o/