A maintenance on IAAS/PAAS storage units located in france and luxembourg is scheduled for :

    18/03/2014 from 00.00AM CET to 02.00AM CET (from 2.00PM PDT)

The service will not be unavailable during the whole maintenance window. Service will be degraded for a few minutes during the maintenance window.

-OPs Team-

Sometimes we have to let go a little bit of the #no_bullshit mantra. And we know that not all our customers are humble developers, working for modest companies. That's why we're happy to diversify our offering and introduce the TLD that approximately .1% of you will be proud to brag about: .RICH.

This "new and exclusive domain extension and status symbol," along with three other, humbler, new gTLDs, is entering Sunrise at Gandi today. During Sunrise, you can either register domains (if you hold a trademark registered with TMCH) or you can pre-register for the upcoming Landrush and GoLive phases in order to be the first in line.

  • .BLUE will be added to the Gandi palette, joining the .RED and .PINK extensions that became available earlier this week.
  • .移动 (.mobile in Chinese) is intended for those who want to target the mobile market in Asia.
  • .ONL could conceivably be considered an abbreviation for "online" and is also a Spanish acronym for nonprofit organizations, Organizaciones No Lucrativas, and...
  • .RICH, as you'll see below, is pretty self-explanatory, but in case it wasn't clear, it's for rich people and their needs.

Here are the Sunrise / Landrush / GoLive prices at A rates, as well as a link to the respective TLD price pages:

  • .BLUE $40.54 / [no Landrush] /$16.31
  • .移动 $40.54 / [no Landrush] / $16.31
  • .ONL: $119.63 / $169.62 / $16.31
  • .RICH: $1,864.61 / [no Landrush] / $1,769.61 (!!!)

We can't help but share this gem, taken directly from the .RICH registry's website:

".RICH is the new and exclusive domain extension and status symbol on the internet for an elite circle of well-heeled personalities from the worlds of industry, art, fashion, sports and entertainment. From 2014, all these, along with selected providers of top-quality services, luxury and lifestyle brands will be able to hit the scene in the exclusively protected .RICH namespace - guaranteeing impressive exposure for their lifestyle in the spotlight!"

So join the Zuckerbergs, the Bill Gates, and other awesomely great people of the world, and get your .RICH today!

The Sunrise for this juicy new gTLD actually started a while ago, but don't worry: registrations won't be processed until the Sunrise phase ends, on 17 March 2014.

Until then, a .KIWI will set you back $195.17 and you must have a trademark registered with TMCH.

Landrush registrations, which will be possible from 17 March to 30 April, will cost $89.87.

General Availability (GoLive) will begin on the first of May, after which anyone will be able to register a .kiwi for $31.67.

For more information or to register a domain, see the .kiwi TLD info page.

This Tuesday 11 March, we are pleased to introduce you to six new extensions entering Sunrise. You'll find .foundation, the most popular of the six newcomers, along with .pink and .red to bring a little color to your domains, as well as .shiksha (that is, "education" in Hindi), .kim (as in the common Asian surname), and even a .exposed with all its potential.

Here are the prices in Sunrise / Landrush / General Availability (GoLive):

  • .exposed $112.68 / $132.68 / $21.22
  • .foundation $119.68 / $139.68 / $32.49
  • .kim $40.54* / no Landrush / $16.31
  • .pink $40.54* / no Landrush / $16.31
  • .red $40.54* / no Landrush / $16.31
  • .shiksha $40.54* / no Landrush / $16.31

Note that there is no Landrush phase for the four Afilias extensions and that the Sunrise is first-come, first-served.

* The Sunrise price for .kim, .pink, .red and .shiksha includes a two-year registration.

If driving a .cab or a .limo is one of your .domains, well, it's your lucky day.

This Wednesday 12 March at 9am PST (16h00 UTC), three new Donuts gTLDs will enter General Availability: .domains, .cab and .limo. (The much-anticipated .company was supposed to become available on the same day, but has been pushed back a week.)

Here are the prices (at A rates) for these three domains, along with a link to the respective TLD info pages:

The .wien Sunrise started on 11 February and will continue until 1 May 2014. During this phase, only owners of a trademark registered in Austria and via the TMCH will be able to register .wien domains.

For the rest of us, Landrush begins 2 June and will last one month, followed by General Availability (aka GoLive) starting on 15 July 2014.

The Registry's rules stipulate that any owner of a .wien domain must have an economic, cultural, touristic, historical, social, or other connection to Vienna, which is a pretty generous amount of leeway if you ask us. (Finally, this fondness of schnitzel – nay, this love – is paying off!)

Prices for a .WIEN at A rates for the first year of registration are as follows:

  • Sunrise (11 Feb to 1 May): $1,254.68
  • Landrush (2 June to 2 July): $214.68
  • General Availability/GoLive (15 July 2014): $37.96

For more information or to pre-register a .WIEN, see the .wien TLD info page.

A maintenance on our GandiMail platform will be held on 2014-03-08 from 7:00 p.m. to 2014-03-09 7:00 a.m.  UTC (8 March, 11am to 11pm PST). 

Disturbances may occur during this maintenance, including intermittent access to mail.gandi.net in IMAP/POP3.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

UPDATE 2014-03-09 03:00 UTC (8 March 7pm PST): The maintenance is complete.

At exactly 8am (PST) this Wednesday, 5 March (that's 2014-03-05T16:00:00+00:00 for you UTC fans), .photos, .careers, .recipes and .shoes will become open for registration by the public at regular rates.

It's not uncommon for the tubes to get a little clogged at the beginning of a new gTLD's General Availability, so we warmly (it's the season) invite you to pre-register before the gate opens. That way, you can be in the first group sent to the Registy and our NOCs won't be so jumpy.

Here's the link to the pricing page for each extension, accompanied by the price of a one-year registration at A rates:

Help us announce these new extensions on Twitter: the author of the wittiest tweet* promoting one of the four new extensions above will get a free domain name under that extension (provided the domain you want is actually available and you meet the Registry's requirements).

Don't forget to link to this article and to mention @gandibar. You have 24 hours. Surprise us!

Click this big button right here -->

* ... and guess who gets to define "witty"? That's right, we do!

Any .eu domain registered during the month of March 2014 will come with a second year of registration for $1 (1€).

The first year will cost the normal price of $15 (12€) at A rates.

This promotion only works on new .eu registrations with a duration of two years (and two years only) and does not apply to renewals. Note: This extension requires a valid postal address in the EU.

For more information or to register a .eu, see the .EU info page.

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