We're partnering with the .XYZ registry to benefit the excellent Read the Docs project. \o/

This month's featured project is ReadTheDocs, an open source project which hosts documentation (as well as allowing anyone to host their own), making it fully searchable and easy to find.

As in the past, the Registry is letting us have a great promo on all 1-year .XYZ domain creations, and we'll be joining forces with them to donate $1 for each new .XYZ registration to one of our favorite projects. Previous featured projects included Fight For the Future, FreeBSD, or Creative Commons, EFF and OpenHatch.

Until the end of May, new .XYZ domains can be registered at only $2.50 instead of the usual $13.63 excl. VAT.

(On a related note, Write the Docs North America is happening on May 17-19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon, and is sure to be an amazing event. You can also donate to RTD directly at their website.)

This promo is valid through May 31, 2015.

Do you want to register a .XYZ?


Edit: This promo ends May 31, not June 30 as previously indicated.

We're happy to present a new promo for 40% off on the ever-popular .me. From now until the end of 2015, you can register your .me domain at $14.40 instead of the usual $24 at A rates (new one-year registrations only).


Register a .me?



As you surely know, .FR finally switched to multi-year registration on March 30th.

For those of you that are unaware, before that date, a .FR domain could only be registered for one year at a time. Currently, like the large majority of extensions, a .FR domain can be registered for up to 10 years.

In order to celebrate this very good news, during the entire month of May, we are providing you with a promo of .FR domains for 5 years or more, with a yearly price of €9 excl. VAT versus the usual €12 under A rates. For a .FR domain registered for 10 years, for example, this would come to €90 instead of €120 excl. VAT. Note that this promo is only valid for A and B rates.

And for those that already have their .FR domain, if you want to renew it for 5 or more years, you can use the promo code FR5PLUS which will give you a 10% discount on the total price.

Of course these two promos are ALSO valid for the domains of the French overseas departments and territories: .RE (Reunion Island), .YT (Mayotte), .WF (Wallis and Futuna), .TF (French Southern and Antarctic Lands) et .PM (Saint Pierre and Miquelon).

Looking for a domain in one of these extensions?

Following Debian's announcement and several weeks in beta on our HVM platform, we're pleased to announce the availability of the Debian 8 image on our public IaaS platform.

The Jessie package tree is available at https://mirrors.gandi.net/debian.

Note: We will not be providing a 32-bit version of Debian 8 for HVM.

Users of the Gandi CLI can create a VM using this image with a command like the following:

gandi vm create --image "Debian 8 64 bits (HVM)"

And to see all Debian 8 images:

$ gandi vm images 'Debian 8'
label         : Debian 8 64 bits (HVM)
os_arch       : x86-64
kernel_version: 3.12-x86_64 (hvm)
disk_id       : 3315704
datacenter    : FR
label         : Debian 8 64 bits (HVM)
os_arch       : x86-64
kernel_version: 3.12-x86_64 (hvm)
disk_id       : 3315992
datacenter    : US
label         : Debian 8 64 bits (HVM)
os_arch       : x86-64
kernel_version: 3.12-x86_64 (hvm)
disk_id       : 3316076
datacenter    : LU

We look forward to your feedback! As always, feel free to contact our support team or send us an email at feedback@gandi.net.

Today's new gTLDs entering the Sunrise phase are all fast-paced extensions. First, get caffeinated with .cafe. Since we parlons français (aren't you impressed?) we know that café is French for "coffee," but did you know it's also a place to buy coffee? Or a sandwich? Or a croissant?

Then, leaf through today's paper and glean some of today's .news. Of course, this gTLD is mostly aimed towards rapscallion newspaper boys with suspenders, bright red bandanas, tweed flat caps, and canvas messenger bags. Which are also popular with bike messengers, who we assume are the target audience for .express.

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

  • .cafe: $162.19 | $183.79 | $41.41
  • .news: $167.59 | $178.39 | $31.15
  • .express: $162.19 | $183.79 | $41.41

The Sunrise phase will last until Saturday, July 4 on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Landrush phase will last from Sunday, July 12 to Wednesday, July 15. The GoLive phase will begin Wednesday, July 15.

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?:


The national extension of Austria, .AT, is letting us provide you with a promo for the months of May and June 2015.

During these two months, every creation of a .AT domain will be half off the normal price, in all price rates. This means, for example, that for A rates, a .AT will be $12.50 instead of $25.00.

Do you want to register a .AT?


Two new TLDs are entering GoLive this Wednesday, May 6th : .sale and .video and together they remind us of that old-media standby: the video store. Video stores are due for a retro-chic revival. It happened with record stores. In the 90s the failing record store became a cliché but somehow, improbably, with the growth of the internet, vinyl became hip again. The time is ripe for VHS to do the same.

So let's make today Video Store day. Celebrate the kitschy quality of magnetic tape and go out and buy a video and then register a .sale domain for one year for $38.33 and a .video domain for one year for $28.83, all at A rates.


Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:


Declared by the United Nations in 1993, World Press Freedom Day takes place Sunday May 3rd. It is a time to reflect on the basic fundamental principles of freedom of the press.  It's also a chance to honor journalists in perilous situations across the globe as well as those who have lost their lives performing this critical role.

UNESCO will be holding a conference in Riga May 2 through 4, and this year's theme is "Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, & Media Safety in the Digital Age," a topic as important to us as it should be to any world citizen.

Our friends at the Electronic Freedom Foundation will be there, and will participate in a panel titled "Internet Intermediaries’  Roles in Fostering Freedom of Expression," which will talk about the Manila Principles.

In honor of World Press Freedom Day 2015, Gandi is happy to offer .PRESS domains for $15.00 per year (for a one-year domain creation) all month, until midnight Paris time, May 31.

Tuesday May 5 (in addition to being Cinco de Mayo) is a suitably related day, since .NEWS, enters the Sunrise phase, offering yet another opportunity to show your support for journalism.

Let (press) freedom reign!

Register a .PRESS:


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