Two cities in the land of the rising sun are getting their own gTLDs: .TOKYO and .NAGOYA.

You can already register .tokyo domains in Landrush for $69.48 or pre-register for GoLive, which starts 22 July, for $15.88.

.nagoya, the third largest Japanese city, is in Landrush until 13 June, also at $69.48. General Availability begins 23 June; pre-registrations and registrations for that phase also cost $15.88.

You can register domains under either of these extensions using Latin characters (ASCII, to be exact) or in Japanese (IDN). For more information, see the Registry's IDN policy (new window).


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All is not as it should be.

Over the past year, it has become more and more evident that our governments have been infringing on our rights to privacy online. They have no intention of changing their policies of interpreting the law in the most extreme way possible, and using all the data they can get thier hands on, warranted or not. 

Today, June 5th, we take matters into our own hands. Those of us who love privacy, freedom and the Internet will collectively make our voices heard.

As a company beholden to no one but our customers, one of the things we can do is to share our resources with those who are dedicated to fighting for the things we believe in. Therefore, we have created a promo code, valid today only, to be used on new domain registrations:


50% of the price of all domain registrations purchased using this promo code will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Fight for the Future.

Note: This is not a discount code. When applied, your shopping cart total will not change, and a "promotion" of 0% will appear.

We'll be updating this post throughout the day, and on Twitter: @gandibar

For more information about how we fight for a free and open Internet, check out our latest blog post, Come back with a warrant!

We hope you will join us in Resetting the Net!

The Gandi team

Update 9 June 2014:

Thanks to all who made purchases using the promo code, which totaled $713, despite the low-key announcement on our part. As promised, we'll be donating 50% of the total to EFF and Fight to the Future who are at the front lines of this fight. You guys are awesome.

It's a full Wednesday indeed, with no less than eight more new gTLDs entering General Availability! \o/

The list follows, including links to the corresponding pricing pages and the GoLive price at A rates:

The exact times the gates will open on these TLDs is as follows (PST) [UTC]:

  • 8am [15h00]: .JETZT
  • 9am [16h00] : .CONDOS, .MAISON, .PROPERTIES and .TIENDA
  • 10am [17h00]: .FUTBOL, .REVIEWS and .SOCIAL

If you want to register a domain under one of these extensions before anyone else, and you're reading this before GoLive begins, we strongly encourage you to submit your pre-registration now, and the Gandi robot will submit your order to the registry at the earliest possible moment.


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We are currently experiencing a routing issue causing a part of our network to be unreachable from certain locations.

Our technical team is analyzing the problem in order to correct it as quickly as possible.

We will provide updates as the situation evolves.


UPDATE 05h15 : The release of a new network configuration disturbed our network. Sorry for the inconvenience this issue may have caused to you.

Following the discovery of an intermittent but serious network issue, Gandi teams have determined that a rolling maintenance will be necessary. 

We regret that, while most of the affected systems will simply require migration and no interruption in service, some will almost certainly require restarting. We will endevor to make these interruptions as short as possible, and only perform them when absolutely necessary. 

We are starting with dc0 (Paris) this week. We will proceed on to dc2 (Luxembourg) on Monday, June 9. 

The issue is not detected on dc1 (Baltimore) at the moment but, if necessary, we will proceed to fix it there.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Four new gTLDs are entering the Sunrise phase this Tuesday, where they will remain until August 2nd.

General Availability will begin August 13th, 2014.

The list, along with links to the corresponding TLD pricing page and Sunrise and GoLive prices (at A rates), is as follows:

  • .CARE $158.68 | $178.68 | $38.34
  • .CLINIC $171.68 | $191.67 | $63.04
  • .DENTAL $171.68 | $191.67 | $63.04
  • .SURGERY $171.68 | $191.67 | $63.04

As usual, you can submit GoLive pre-registrations starting now, and we'll submit them to the registry on your behalf when GoLive begins, STAT.

[Pre]Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

You may have seen that certain domain names could not be immediately registered at Gandi, especially if they are based on common words or phrases. These "premium" domains are actually reserved by the registry, and the pricing varies with the domain and the registry, and may change over time.

Up until now, you could register these domain names at Gandi by clicking the "Contact us" link we displayed, and we would then guide you through the pricing and purchase process.  

This process is now completely automated for certain TLDs, and many more will be added in the near future.

We hope you enjoy searching for and registering the exact domain names you want!

Here's the incident history:


* 08:25 UTC 12 hosting nodes are made inaccessible due to a switch failure. ~200 Virtual machines (VMs) are made unreachable. 

* 08:40 UTC Switches are recovered and VMs are once again accessible. Investigation does not reveal cause of incident. 

* 12:01 UTC A second incident occurs, affecting 8 nodes and ~180 VMs. 

* 12:09 UTC Switches are recovered, VMs are made available again. Additional data collection measures are put in place to help determine cause. 

* 14:56 UTC A third incident occurs, affecting 10 nodes and 321 VMs. 

* 15:10 UTC Nodes and VMs are available again. This time extensive forensic data is made available, and we expect to find the root cause and execute a permanent fix, which will be implemented as soon as possible. 

We do apologise for the inconvenience this issue may have caused. 

Out of a cloud of smoke and swirl of cherry blossoms... .ninja is in the house.

A .ninja domain will cost $19.61 at A rates.

Now only if they would accept our applications for .teenage, .mutant and .turtles, our life would be complete...

Get stealthy?:


Two newcomers are elbowing their way into the list of the more colorful new gTLDs: .fail and .wtf.

Is this an ill-fated attempt to capitalize on those new-fangled meme things the internets keep referring to? A free-speech zone where shock and bafflement can be candidly expressed by all? Only time will tell.

In other, slightly more boring news, .financial and .limited are entering Sunrise as well. Businessfolk, go to town.

Here's the list of all four new extensions, accompanied by links to the TLD pricing pages as well as Sunrise, Landrush and General Availability (GoLive) prices, all at A rates:

  • .FAIL $158.68 | $178.68 | $38.34
  • .FINANCIAL $171.68 | $191.67 | $63.04 
  • .LIMITED $158.68 | $178.68 | $38.34
  • .WTF $158.68 | $178.68 | $38.34


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