Now that class schedules are set and enrollment closed for students, it's time to sign up for domain names.

On Tueday September 29, 2015, .college enters the GoLive phase, and while during Landrush only those eligible for domains or .edu domains could register, now anyone can, and it'll be cheaper than your cheapest textbook this semester at $92.71 per year at A rates. Do we dare say to give it the old .college try? Or is that too lame a joke to make for the kind of sophisticated crowd that buys .college domains? Probably.

Register for .college?


We were disappointed to realize on Wednesday that with the coming (and going) of the Autumnal Equinox, summer is officially over. Summer, like phone batteries, sleep, weekends, and our rapidly fading youth, is one of those things that just doesn't last long enough.

That's why we're resolving now to seize the day. We'll run around in the sunshine while the warm weather lasts, call our moms and tether simultaneously before our phone batteries die, sleep in and turn off the alarm tomorrow, and party all night Saturday and then get day-drunk on Sunday to make the most our weekends.

And in the spirit of carpe diem, while the glorious month of September still holds out, we're offering a promotion you won't want to let slide through your fingers like the slippery sands of time: .com domains will be available for 50% off—that's $7.75 per year versus the regular $15.50 at A rates—from September 28* until 2:59 pm PDT on September 30, 2015 (the last minute of the month in Paris).

If you've ever dreamed of owning a .com domain, seize the day today. Summer may be over, your phone may be dead, the weekend gone, and your youth pitifully wasted on anxiety and regret but while September is still here, so is this deal.

* Corrected 9/30/15 to clarify this promotion began September 28.

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To take advantage of the new .srl gTLD, which enters the Sunrise phase on a first-come-first-served basis this Tuesday September 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM PDT, you need to be able to provide a company ID number as well as the usual documentation of your TMCH claim. That's because .srl is something of a Latin-country equivalent of LLC.

Depending on the language, it stands for Società a Responsabilità Limitata (Italian), Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (Spanish) or even Societate cu Raspundere Limitata (Romania).

If you qualify for one of these, you probably already knew that, but in any case these domains will be available in the Sunrise phase until October 21, 2015 for $229.87 apiece (per year, at A rates). Then, on October 26, 2015 at 7:00 AM PDT, this extension enters the GoLive phase, when it will be available for just $44.77 per year at A rates.

Register a .srl?



There are a lot of ways to be healthy and as the health food industry soars, we've seen a lot of ways to say "healthy" too but no matter how you do it or how you say it, the fundamentals are the same: exercise, eating right, and good, quality, preventative medicine.

Tuesday September 22 at 7:00 AM PDT, .健康 —the way to say "healthy" in Chinese—is entering the Sunrise phase, during which those able to corroborate their TMCH claim will be able to register a domain in this extension for the healthy price of $2016.19 per year, the same healthy price as it will be when it enters the GoLive phase on October 27, 2015 at midnight PDT.

A final note is that sites put on .健康 domains have to be about health, which, we guess should be obvious, but it is an explicit condition.

Register a .健康?



How do we measure the success of .rent? Well, we're certainly not expecting to get to five-hundred-twenty-five-thousand-six-hundred .rent domains, though that would admittedly be awesome. Still,we can try, and it wil be easier from now on! Since .rent is now in the GoLive phase, you only need to save up $92.71 to get your .rent domain (per year at A rates).

Register your .rent today, before it's late.

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In most schools now, students have already gone back to school and starting their .courses (now entering the GoLive phase) including Gandi. This is the time in the semester when you start to show up on the fun classes and skip the boring ones. So here's the list of .courses we plan to actually attend this semester:

Sailing, 4 credits
8:00 AM, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Setting .courses (you know, like a path) using .courses (like sails) is what this course is all about (of course), and even though it's 8:00 AM, the yacht rock the professor blasts as we practice sheepshanks makes it worth it.

Gym, 2 credits
3:00 PM, Monday, Wednesday
Okay mostly we're just want to get some physical activity, and going to the gym otherwise isn't worth 2 credits. This is the class where blood .courses through our veins and it's not just straight-up cardio work, but obstacle .courses and golf (on .courses) too.

Lute (yeah, the instrument), 3 credits
10:30 AM Tueday, Thursday
So far we've just been talking about theory like modes (whether it's major or minor) and syncopation (that great off-beat rhythm) and .courses (two strings played as a single note), but we're just waiting until we can rock-out Renaissance-style.

Culinary Arts, 3 credits
2:00 PM, Tuesday, Thursday
Really we just want to be able to impress guests with a meal with multiple .courses. That aren't all pasta.

Whatever .courses you feel like actually going to this semester, starting Wednesday September 23 at 9:00 AM PDT, you can buy your .courses domain since this extension is now in the GoLive phase, for just $51.67 per year at A rates.

Register for .courses?


Queue Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra because … this Wednesday September 23, 2015 … … enters a new era: the Sunrise phase. And the Sunrise is always beautiful over .earth.

This extension is especially for any Earthling, Star Child, or members of the galactic Earth diaspora with direct or indirect links to Earth's citizens, cultures, or its languages. In the Sunrise phase, domains will be available for $250.39 per year.

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 GoLive phase which begins Thursday November 19, 2015, at which point domains will be available for just $31.15. There will be no Landrush phase for .earth. We hope that's because the land belongs to us all?

In any case, don't miss your chance. There's only one .earth.

Register a .earth?



If you haven't bought your .tickets, yet, thankfully you don't have to hit up Craiglist or the shady guy on the corner with a cardboard-and-sharpie sign. Not only that, but instead of huge mark-ups, now that .tickets is in the GoLive phase, it's only $486.19 per year at A rates (they were $1242.19 in the Landrush phase).

.tickets go on sale in the GoLive phase starting Tuesday September 21, 2015 at 7:00 AM PDT.

Register a .tickets?


Gandi is now offering two new gTLDs that are specifically related to Chinese-speakers. These extensions have been around for a while now and we're proud to be able to start offering them now.

English speakers may be familiar with .wang because it's the last name of more than 100 million people of Chinese descent around the world. It's also one of the top 500 surnames in the US. But .wang isn't just for them.

Depending on how you spell it in the Chinese alphabet, .wang also means "web" or "net," which means saying ".wang" means almost the same as .com or .net in Chinese. In this sense, it can signify a company's online portal. Our site could be called, then, Gandi-wang. But the word is also used for online communities, networks, and other Internet-related terms, making its other meaning, king, that much more appropriate. Wang is king. And we will be offering domains in this extension for $14.73 a year at A rates.

As for .我爱你, these characters translate to "I love you," this is perfect for the opening of the new UN session on Monday September 21, dubbed by resolution in 1981 the International Day of Peace. Here's hoping assembled delegates can find it within themselves to say "我爱你." Let's be realistic, that probably won't happen this year. But you can still register a .我爱你 for $45.51 a year at A rates to show the world that at least you love it.

Register a .wang or a .我爱你?


We recommend making sure that automatic updates are enabled for your WordPress installation, or running a manual update. There's a lot to gain, and a lot to lose if you don't, since this release is mainly focused on security fixes.

Two of the corrected vulnerabilities are XSS (Cross Site Scripting), related to the processing of "shortcode" tags in versions 4.3 and earlier, and the user list page.

The other problem is a privilege escalation which in some cases allows an unauthorized user to post private items and mark them as "sticky".

Although this version does not add any new features, it corrects a total of 26 bugs that exist in version 4.3.

In all, 64 files have been modified, with improvements to various aspects of the web interface of the world's most popular CMS, as well as its backend functions.

So, log in to your admin console and get started!

Visit the official changelog for more details:

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