The new gTLDs are here, and how - over 200 launched already this year, and with over 540 to choose from, how will you choose?

While choosing a domain name is a very personal matter, and should be done with planning and thought (and maybe some beer) the choice of a TLD is perhaps less obvious. In some cases you can choose a new gTLD that is perfect for you (like .HIPHOP for your slammin' dance studio), but in other cases it might not be so obvious. .INK? .CLUB? Why not take advantage of the big data thing that everyone is talking about to find out what is popular? Well, now you can!

As you may know, Gandi acts carefully and tries not to collect or disclose any more personal data from our customers than is strictly required, such as when the ICANN contract or applicable law mandates it. We do, however, have a lot of anonymous data that we can to use to make your life easier, and our data scientists have used it to create an algorithm that will help you in choosing the best TLDs for your needs.

How does this work? Let's try to make it clear. While we don't use any of your personal data to sell you more stuff, nor track your behavior on our website as such, we are able to use the anonymous behavior of customers to make projections based on:

  • the place you are connected from,
  • the language you are using,
  • the TLD you are looking for,
  • and, if you're searching while logged in, the contact type of your handle (individual, company, association, etc).

That's the only information we use that comes from your profile, and it's useful when sorting through hundreds of TLD.

We designed the algorithm to learn continuously and evolve to keep up with global trends. Our algorithm will hand you a list of TLD suggestions for your domains, based not upon your specific behavior, but on our global domain names sales history, taking account of the factors we list. For example, we can guess which TLDs would be the most interesting for someone with an individual-type handle who is based in France, using our website in English. We also use semantic distance analysis to suggest some neighboring TLDs (like .photography if you are looking for a .photo domain). Of course, you can still be a trendsetter and pick whatever TLD you want, we won't stop you. In fact, you can even register your domain name in every appealing extension at the same time. That makes us very happy indeed! :)

If you're into that kind of thing, we've published our formulas and process here, so you can see how we work with the anonymous data we collect.

As always, we are here to help if you need it, and we welcome your input at

We are pleased to announce a new version of the statistics tools for Gandi Simple Hosting and Cloud VPS servers.

You can now see detailed usage stats on your instances and servers, enabling more advanced performance analysis. This feature makes it easy to see at a glance that you need to increase or decrease instance size, RAM, or CPU amounts, or use Gandiflex to do so automatically, allowing you to optimize the behavior of your applications in the cloud.


Network throughput visualization

These new statistics tools are already available on your instance or server administration page or via our API. The new statistics tools are still in active development (please see notes below), and we're eager to hear your feedback and ideas at

Accessing stats via the admin interface:

Check the "Statistics" tab of your Simple Hosting page or VPS admin page. We have added new visualizations that allow you to see several types of information:

  • Processor use (CPU)
  • Network utilization and throughput
  • Free and used disk space (on Simple Hosting) or Disk I/O (on VPS Servers)
  • RAM used (on Simple Hosting only)

You can filter the data by instances/servers, date, and even periodicity of visualization (e.g. by hour, day, or week).

Accessing stats via the Gandi API

A new method has been added to the Gandi API to allow you to integrate performance data into your scripts and applications, or to import it into another tool for monitoring or automated alerts, according to your needs.

Just call the method, passing your API key and the details of the request as arguments, as explained in the API documentation.


If you aren't seeing any network usage data, you may need to stop and start your Servers for data collection to start.

We will soon start displaying maximum usage values (95th percentile), instead of average usage values, for the selected time period.

Getting help

We hope you find this to be a useful tool. More information is available on our support wiki (instance stats | server stats) and, as always, our support teams are here to help.

Three more new gTLDs, .CASA, .WORK and .YOGA, are now available for registration by trademark holders.

The Sunrise phase for these three TLDs will end on January 5, 2015 at 7:59 a.m PST.

.casa is the only one of these TLDs that will have a Landrush phase, which will be from January 14 to 18, 2015.

.casa and .work will enter the GoLive phase on February 10, 2015 at 8 a.m. PST. The .yoga GoLive will follow one week later, on February 17.

The list is below, accompanied by the corresponding Sunrise, Landrush and GoLive prices of a one-year registration, all at A rates:

  • .casa: $131.93 | $38.34 | $38.34
  • .work: $97.24 | N/A | $6.67
  • .yoga: $131.93 | N/A | $38.34

Remember, the Sunrise phase is for TMCH-registered trademark holders. Contact our corporate support team if you have a TMCH-registered trademark (or would like help registering your existing trademark at TMCH) in order to register one of these new gTLDs during Sunrise. If you are not among the trademarked, you can still pre-register for the Landrush or GoLive phases. We'll submit your order at the earliest possible moment – as soon as your chosen phase begins – for the best chance of success.


Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:


We're updating our prices immediately to reflect a major price drop on two new gTLDs, .archi and .bio, following an announcement by the Starting Dot Ltd registry.

Starting now, one-year registrations of .archi domains will cost $79.33 (previously $109.02), and $63.96 for .bio (previously $89.26) .

As a reminder, .archi domains are reserved to professional architects affiliated with the UIA.


Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:


This December, we will be making a change to make Simple Hosting easier to use, as well as more manageable.

Currently, there are three separate signatures, one for each datacenter, for the SFTP protocol you use to transfer files to Gandi Simple Hosting instances.

In a few days, we will replace We have replaced these keys so that they are all the same (and thus easier to manage). The new key will have the following signature, whether your instance is hosted in our Paris, Baltimore, or Luxembourg datacenter:

2048 35:e0:5a:a9:54:12:55:6b:ce:41:8c:c1:9e:35:1d:f6 (RSA)
1024 80:c7:a8:05:dc:79:92:f1:9c:b7:61:46:a7:ad:2d:f7 (DSA)

For reference, the outdated key signatures were as follows:

Paris (

2048 02:15:f6:35:d7:01:3c:58:74:8c:e4:0e:96:61:35:6f (RSA)
1024 36:c2:9c:5c:5b:d0:7e:5b:78:e4:ee:47:ad:aa:1c:8e (DSA)

Baltimore (

2048 f8:ed:00:17:1a:88:9f:4d:15:fb:84:46:1e:19:4f:c5 (RSA)
1024 69:84:9b:dd:3b:cd:9a:20:df:60:60:e0:6d:cd:5e:e7 (DSA)

Luxembourg (

2048 c1:0b:b5:1d:57:cb:00:75:22:a5:6b:d3:bc:73:64:5a (RSA)
1024 7c:ac:f0:23:6b:d6:e8:78:67:4c:72:95:9b:14:61:eb (DSA)

How does this affect me?

In most cases, all you need to do is accept the new key when you log into your instance via SFTP. The client will prompt you the first time you use it to connect after we make the change.

If your client doesn't handle the changed signatures gracefully, you can manually flush the key on the command line (replace dc0 in the command below, if necessary: dc0 = Paris datacenter, dc1 = Baltimore, dc2 = Luxembourg):

$ ssh-keygen -R

and then use your sFTP tool and reconnect again and accept the new foreign key.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, let our support team know. We are here to help!

Six more new gTLDs are entering the GoLive phase.

The list is below, accompanied by the corresponding GoLive prices of a one-year registration, all at A rates:

And don't .pizza and .software go so well together?


Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:


Ok, we are a bit late - these TLDS for the German city of Köln (aka Cologne) actually were released by the registry on Sept 5, 2014. The good news is that you can get them now at Gandi!


The charming city was once the capital of West Germany, and has the distinction of meritiing not one, but two TLDs. Which one you choose (.COLOGNE or .KOELN) is up to you, and you don't need to be a resident or anything special - these domains are open to all for $14.68 (at A rates, plus tax if applicable). 


Register one of these TLDs? :



Two more new gTLDs are entering the Sunrise phase today, Wednesday, December 3, where they will remain until January 31, 2015.

The 3-day Landrush phase will begin February 8, 2015, at 8 a.m. PST, followed by GoLive which begins Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 2015 at 8 a.m. PST.

The list is below, accompanied by the corresponding Sunrise, Landrush and GoLive prices of a one-year registration, all at A rates:


Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:


Today, Monday, December 1, .taipei is entering the Sunrise phase.

Unlike typical Sunrises, the .taipei Sunrise will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and new registrations will be for three years, which means a 3-year Sunrise registration will cost $160.62 at A rates.

There will be no Landrush phase.

When .taipei enters the GoLive phase on March 31, 2015, the price of a one-year creation will be $26.94 at A rates.


Register a .taipei?


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