As you may know, SWITCH, the Registry in charge of the .CH TLD, is ending its activities as a registrar at the end of the first 2015 trimester.

All holders of a .CH domain name will need to have chosen a new registrar by then.

Whether you're already a Gandi customer or just checking out your options, we've prepared an offer we hope you'll find appealing:

For those who have already chosen Gandi, we're lowering our prices! Renewals have dropped from $23.00 to $16.64. New registrations now cost $13.00 (previously $18.00) and transfers are free of charge. (Note that transfers do not alter the expiration date nor the DNS of the domain.)

To sweeten the deal even more, we're offering a promo code for 30% off your first renewal for all .CH domains transferred to Gandi before the end of the year, whether you're coming from SWITCH or another registrar. The promo code will appear in your account within 7 days of the transfer and will allow you to renew your domain for $11.64 instead of $16.64 until January 2015.

Still not sure we're the registrar for you? Check out all the features that come free with each domain at Gandi!

Ready to make the switch? Transferring your .CH to Gandi is simple and fast.

First, you just need to get your domain's transfer authorization code.

Once you've done that, you just need to enter the list of domains in the domain transfer form and follow the steps!


An emergency maintenance will be carried out Thursday, October 16th 2014 at 4:30PM CEST on the Gandimail platform.

This maintenance will likely cause some email mailboxes to be unavailable during this time.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this emergency maintenance may cause.

 

Update :

5:55 CEST : End of the gandimail emergency maintenance


There is currently a problem with BaseKit, which GandiSite is based on.

Consequently, websites using GandiSite are offline. (SiteMaker sites are not affected.)

Our teams are in the process of investigating the problem. Updates will be provided here.

Update Wed 15 Oct 20:00 UTC (1pm PDT): Everything should be back to normal. Please let us know if you encounter any further issues.


Starting today, you can register a .cat for two years for the price of a one-year registration, which at A rates will cost you $13.00.

The promo is valid until the end of 2014.

Note: anyone can register a .CAT, but you must publish a website in the Catalan language within 6 months of registering the domain name. For more info, see the .cat info page.

 

Register a .cat?

.cat



An incident has occurred on one of our storage units in the Parisian datacenter. Our technical team is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

UPDATE - 2:57 AM (UTC) : the situation should be back to normal. Feel free to contact our support if you notice anything wrong.


We just suffered a major incident at one of our facilities. A faulty processor caused the shutdown of a storage unit. 

 

As communications to the disk were interrupted, all operations (reboots, changes, etc) were suspended. 

 

We restarted the unit, and all the services have begun recovering. Operations were queed and are being executed once again. No data was lost. Everything should be returning to normal.

This incident started at 16:19 CEST (07:19 Pacific time). The system was recovered at 16:57, and all queed operations were fully resolved at 17:25 CEST (08:25 Pacific time). 


We do apologise for this interruption in service. 

 

As a reminder, you can see the status of our services here:

https://www.gandi.net/servstat 

You can also follow our twiiter feed from the Gandi Noc at @gandinoc. 

This news feed is available at: https://www.gandi.net/news 


Three more new gTLDs are entering the Sunrise phase.

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

The first one to enter GoLive is .engineer, which will become available for purchase by all at normal prices on 19 November 2014 at 9am PDT (16:00 UTC).

.auction and .software will enter GoLive on 10 December, also at 9am PDT (16:00 UTC).

 

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

On Tuesday, 7 October, we experienced a series of serious incidents affecting some of the storage units in our Parisian datacenter. These incidents caused two interruptions in service for some of our customers, affecting both Simple Hosting instances and IaaS servers.

The combined effect of these interruptions represents the most serious hosting outage we've had in three years.

First and foremost, we want to apologize. We understand how disruptive this was for many of you, and we want to make it right.

In accordance with our Service Level Agreement, we will be issuing compensation to those whose services were unavailable.

Here's what happened:

On Tuesday, October 7, shortly before 8:00 p.m. Paris time (11:00 a.m. PDT), a storage unit in our Parisian datacenter housing a part of the disks of our IaaS servers and Simple Hosting instances became unresponsive.

At 8:00 p.m., after ruling out the most likely causes, we made the decision to switch to the backup equipment.

At 9:00 p.m., after one hour of importing data, the operation was interrupted, leading to a lengthy investigation that resulted in eventually falling back to the original storage unit. Our team, having determined the culprit to be the caching equipment, proceeded to change the disk of the write journal.

At 2:00 a.m., the storage unit whose disk had been replaced was rebooted.

Between 3:00 and 5:30 a.m., the recovery from a 6-hour outage caused a heavy overload, both on the network level and on the storage unit itself. The storage unit became unresponsive, and we were forced to restart the VMs in waves.

At 8:30 a.m., all the VMs and instances were once again functional, with a few exceptions which were handled manually.

We inspected our other storage units that were using the same model of disk, replacing one of them as a precaution.

At 12:30 p.m., we began investigating some slight misbehavior exhibited by the storage unit whose drive we had replaced as a precaution.

At 3:50 p.m., three virtual disks and a dozen VMs became unresponsive. We investigated and identified the cause, and proceeded to update the storage unit while our engineers worked on the fix.

Unfortunately, this update caused an unexpected automatic reboot, causing another interruption for the other Simple Hosting instances and IaaS servers on that storage unit.

By 4:15 p.m., all Simple Hosting instances were functional again, but there were problems remounting IaaS disks. By 5:30 p.m., 80% of the disks were accessible again, with the rest following by 5:45 p.m.

This latter incident lasted about two hours (4:00 to 6:00 p.m.). During this time, all hosting operations (creating, starting, or stopping servers) were queued.

Due to the large number of queued operations, it took until 7:30 p.m. for all of them to complete.

These incidents have seriously impacted the quality of our service, and for this we are truly sorry. We have already begun taking steps to minimize the consequences of such incidents in the future, and are working on tools to more accurately predict the risk of such hardware failures.

We are also working on a customer-facing tool for incident tracking which will be announced in the coming days. 

Thank you for using Gandi, and please accept our sincere apologies. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Gandi team


Following an incident on a storage unit, it has been necessary to reboot it in order to complete an update necessary for fixing the problem.
All operations will be paused until the unit is running normally again.

In the meantime, please do NOT launch any operation on your server(s). The situation will return to normal shortly.

20:00 CEST, 11:00 Pacific: Incident officially resolved, all operations back to normal. 


The west coast always comes first, which is why Los Angeles has had .la for a very long time. But now the East Coast is catching up, with .nyc!

There are, of course, a few obvious businesses that should definitely focus on getting a .nyc. Bagel makers, pizza joints, and the odd deli now have a unique opportunity to remind everybody who has the best stuff in the Big Apple.

.NYC is reserved to individuals, organizations and businesses having an address in one of the five boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island), and it's entering GoLive today, Wednesday 8 October, 2014.

.nyc will cost $38.34 for a one-year registration at A rates. 

 

Register a .nyc?

.nyc

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