IRC is a big part of the culture at Gandi. Our internal IRC server is where most of our internal communication occurs. Those who have proposed we migrate to one of those fancy new hosted chat services have been slapped around a bit with a large trout. You'll have to pry it out of our cold, dead hands. Our precioussss...

In addition to our internal IRC network, we also have a couple of public IRC channels, though we don't advertise them too much: #gandi-mail and #gandi-hosting have been active on the Freenode network for years.

Why #gandi-mail and #gandi-hosting, instead of just #gandi?

If you've ever tried to join #gandi on Freenode just to see if it existed, you'll have been disappointed. That was because until now, #gandi was a private channel, protected with a password and used only by Gandi staff to discuss top secret plans to take over the world and other important things.

That's about to change!

Welcome to #gandi

We've moved our internal discussion to a different channel and removed the password: #gandi is now open to all! \o/

If you already have an IRC client installed, click here, or configure it manually using the information below:

Server: irc.freenode.net
Port: 6667 (SSL Port: 6697)
Channel: #gandi

People who don't have an IRC client installed can use Freenode webchat.

Not an official support channel

IRC has never been an official way of contacting our support team, though you will often find Gandi developers and support agents there, as well as a contingent of helpful Gandi customers and friends. It's a great way to get a quick answer to general questions and status checks.

If you're able to solve your problem thanks to the people in this channel, great! Otherwise, the only official way to get help is to open a ticket or contact us via live chat from within your account.

For more information, including channel guidelines, see the Gandi community repo on GitHub.

We <3 Freenode

Freenode is an IRC network providing discussion facilities for the Free and Open Source Software communities, not-for-profit organizations, and related communities.

We embrace the Freenode culture, and we're proud to provide their domain names and SSL certificates since 2011.



We're launching a promo on 11 new gTLDs from Rightside Registry.

One-year creations under any of the extensions below will be 25% off until June 30, 2015:

 

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

Starting February 1, we are pleased to be offering a promotion on .cm domains, the official extension of the country of Cameroon. Domain registrations under this TLD will be discounted from the usual $94.00 to a drastically discounted price of $24.00 (at A rates), whereas renewals will be only $50.00 (usually $94). This deal only lasts until March 31, so if you want to take advantage of these low prices, now's the time!

 

Register a .cm?

.cm



Just over a year after their release, we've upgraded our private VLAN feature to make it even easier to use.

It was already possible to create your networks and isolate your servers by configuring your systems and network interfaces manually.

Now, thanks to the new version, you can create your private networks directly from the hosting management interface in your Gandi account or with the ever-more-delightful Gandi CLI, no extra configuration needed.

To get started, just choose a data center and a name for your new private VLAN, then link private network interfaces to the servers of your choice. Interfaces and servers will be automatically configured to communicate with each other without any further setup needed on your part. By default, our platform will assign the IP addresses automatically, but you can also configure the subnet mask and gateway if you're so inclined.

One common use case for private networks is to isolate one or more public servers (for a web application, for example) from a database server or cluster, only exposing the application servers to the internet. These private interfaces can have up to 200 MB/s of bandwidth, making private connections much faster than public ones.

The PVLAN feature is available at no additional charge.

Get started with your first PVLAN today with these tutorials on our wiki:

If you have questions, let us know.

Enjoy, and don't hesitate to send us your feedback on this new feature!


Three more new gTLDs are entering the GoLive phase: .eus, .ltda, and .soy.

The first of these, .eus, is the official Basque-language extension. The .ltda extension is a new TLD intended for companies in Latin America (for now Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia) operating as a Sociedad or Compañía de Responsabilidad Limitada or as a Sociedade Limitada who can provide their business license number. Finally, .soy, for Vegans, East Asian cuisine and existential questions in Spanish, is also entering the GoLive phase.

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

 

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld


We have updated mirrors.gandi.net following today's announcement of the GHOST vulnerability. This newly-discovered flaw is in the popular glibc library, which is used in many Linux distributions and different flavors of Unix. The newly-discovered flaw, which has been present since November 2000, enables an attacker to execute code remotely on a vulnerable system.

We recommend that you upgrade your servers immediately. The following patches have already been made available by the distribution teams:

We will keep this list and our mirrors up-to-date as more affected distributions release their fixes.

If you are a Simple Hosting customer, we recommend that you restart your instance.


All systems are go for liftoff of .SPACE this Wednesday, January 28 at 8:00 AM PST, when it enters the GoLive phase, joining the constellation of TLDs available to all through Gandi.net.

If you spaced on our special promotion last week, don't worry: .SPACE domains will only be $12.97/year at A rates.

 

Register a .space?

.space

 


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