Periodically, we have to do some things to the mail servers to keep them running smoothly. This is one of those ocasions, so tonight from 22h00 to 23h00 UTC, we will be working on the mail. 

We are not expecting any customer impact due to this maintenance, but we feel it is important to let our customers know what we are doing, just in case. 

As the countdown nears 0 for public availability of the first new TLDs (beginning of February), more are entering Sunrise every week.

This week, there are 8 new extensions available for pre-registration. The list is as follows:

At Gandi, .link and .education finished with the highest number of pre-reservations, followed by .camp.

This week's fun fact: .ruhr is the first new geographic TLD in Europe. Don't get too excited: it's reserved to inhabitants of the Ruhr region of Germany.

Sunrise registration is available as of today at Gandi for all of the above TLDs.

A Maintenance is scheduled Wednesday January 22 between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM UTC.

During this time you will not be able to edit your site but it will remain online.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

Update 2014-01-21 16:36 UTC: The maintenance has been postponed.

We are currently experiencing an incident on a storage unit.

The situation should be resolved shortly.  In the meantime, please do not attempt to restart your server. 

We apologise for any inconvenience.


UPDATE: 13h46 CEST - The I/Os stacks are now recovering

UPDATE: 13h50 CEST - End of incident


An emergency maintenance will occur on the webmail tonight between 23:00 UTC and 1:00 UTC. Disconnections may happen. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.


0:18 UTC: Maintenance work successfully completed.

As the first landrush phases are approaching (by the end of the month), a new batch of extensions is entering the Sunrise phase, reserved for trademark holders.

This week's Sunrise group for the Donuts registry:

As usual, you must possess an SMD file obtained from the TMCH to be able to reserve a domain name during the Sunrise phase of a new TLD.

Registrations during the Landrush phase (in 60 days) and during General Availability (in 90 days) are already possible. We will submit pre-orders first, after which orders will be submitted on a first-come, first-served basis, as of 14 January.

Next Tuesday, 21 January, 2014, the following Donuts TLDs will enter Sunrise: .education, .institute, .repair, .camp and .glass.

The other (non-Donuts) TLDs that will become available in the following days are as follows:

  • .christmas
  • .club
  • .gift
  • .guitars
  • .kiwi
  • .link
  • .luxury
  • .menu
  • .mina (everyone, in Japanese characters)
  • .online and .site (in Cyrillic characters)
  • .online and .website (in Chinese characters)
  • .pics
  • .photo
  • .ruhr
  • .shabaka (in Arabic script)
  • .uno

The French version of this post is over here.

An interruption of service on SimpleHosting happened temporarily between 12h53 and 13h27 (CET).

Only a part of the instances have been impacted.

We are currently looking into the cause of this issue.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

It's the first Tuesday of the year, which means it's the 2014's first batch of new TLDs, brought to you by Donuts.

This week's Sunrise includes the following newcomers:

As usual, you must be in possession of an SMD file acquired from TMCH to be able to reserve a domain name during the Sunrise period.

Coming up next Tuesday (14 January 2014), Donuts will be kicking off another Sunrise for the following new TLDs:

  • .builders
  • .email
  • .solutions
  • .support
  • .training

Note: The French version of this post is over here.

In an era of rising prices, you have to admire Switch, the registry managing the Swiss ccTLD. Switch has just lowered the price of .CH domain creations, effective 1 January 2014.

We are happy to share the wealth, which in this case takes the form of a $5 price drop (from $23.00 to $18.00) for all new .CH registrations, effective immediately.

Renewal prices are not affected, and .CH transfers remain available free of charge. More information and prices are available on our .ch TLD info page.

.CH domains have no residency requirements. Ready to register yours? See if it's available:


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