Centralnic, a well-known provider of alternative domain extensions, is offering you their 26th extension: .COM.DE

As usual, the .COM.DE extension is available to you at Gandi for $15.00 (£10, or €12) excl. VAT under A rates, and is open to everyone (see the full price list).

Due to large DDoS attacks against hosts within the Gandi Network, network connectivity is suboptimal.  We are seeing peak traffic in excess of 30Gbps as part of this attack.  We are attempting to mitigate the effects of this attack, but some of these actions will result in sub-optimal routing between the Gandi network and some of our customers as long as the attacks persist.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Snapshots now use 50% less quota than before, and  since the use of quota is divided in half, the operation is twice as fast!

This also means that you don't need as much available quota as before in order to take a Snapshot. For example, before, if you wanted to take a snapshot of a 10GB disk, you would have to have 10GB of unused quota available in your account. At present, however, for the same disk, you just need 5GB free.


See our Snapshot documentation here.

The problem encountered yesterday on a hosting filer is occuring on another unit since 13:45 (GMT).  We had planned a maintenance window to apply yesterdays patch across all storage unites, but due to this urgent situation we will be applying the patch immediately to the affected filer, and then on the remaining ones as quickly as possible.


Once again we apologise for the inconvenience caused.



14:30 GMT (7:30 AM CET): The patch is installed, and the filer is rebooting

14:38 GMT (7:38 AM CET): The filer has rebooted, we are inspecting the affected servers


15:17 GMT (8:17 AM CET): The service has returned to nominal operation and this emergency maintenance has been completed.

In view of the last two incidents, we are going to proceed with an urgent preventative maintenance operation on the platform's other storage hardware. Please do not reboot your servers during the maintenance: after 15 to 20 minutes of I/O loss, your service will return automatically.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Canadian registry reserves its national extension to Canadians (people and companies) as well as holders of Canadian trademarks.

In the case of registered trademarks, the domain requested must be identical to the trademark.

You can see the full .CA price list here.

We have detected an anomaly on a hosting filer impacting several customer servers.  Our teams are currently working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.  We will update this notice as more information becomes available.


14:20 (GMT) / 10:20 (EST): We are still looking for the root of the problem before restarting your servers.


15:45 (GMT) / 11:45 (EST): Unfortunately at this stage we have no additional information available to relay.  Our entire team is mobilised to identify the cause of the problem and restablish service as soon as possible.


17:00 (GMT) / 12:00 (EST): The attempt to transfer to the backup storage controller did not yield a satisfactory result.


18:30 (GMT) / 13:30 (CET):  We have identified two or three potential sources of the problem, and our teams are attempting to apply the appropriate kernel patches.  The problem is centered around disk-write operations.  The "bug" appears to be known by Sun, but so far, not the solution.


20h30 (GMT) / 15h30 (EST) : Still working on the issue.  Some disks now function, but not all of them.  Unfortunately we still do not yet have an ETA to communicate, but we know that it will take several more hours. :(


20:50 (GMT) : 15:50 (EST) : A new kernel is being compiled currently and we will reboot the filer after the new kernel is installed.  (watch this space...)


23:00 (GMT) : 18:00 (EST) : The new Kernel is compiled and currently tested on a stage filer. Once tested, we will apply it on the broken storage unit.


00:00 (GMT) : 19:00 (EST) : Victory ! Filer seems to be back and running properly. We will restart all servers and monitore them to see if everything is ok. A detailled report will be sent tomorrow to all clients involved. Thank you for your patience.


We apologise for the inconvenience.

The Gandi Mail service is currently under heavy load due to a multitude of botnets in Asia (principally India, Iran, and Vietnam) and Eastern Europe.  As a result the number of connections to the Gandi Mail service is multiplied ten-fold resulting in disruptions of service.  We currently do not have an efficient technical solution to deal with this kind of traffic anomaly.  We are investigating possible solutions and will be deploying them in the coming days.


We apologise for the inconvenience caused.


Update 3 October 2011, 16:30 CET:  Although the heavy load has subsided for the time being, we are leaving the service status indicator in orange for the time being while we monitor and attempt to implement a reliable solution over the coming days.

Due to an equipment failure some services are unavailable (blog admin, mail)

Our teams are working on it

We will give you more information as soon as possible.

EDIT  02:21 CEST:  situation is back to normal. We have had a loadbalancer failure and we have also encountered some difficulties switching to the backup loadbalancer.

Please accep our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience.

From now until the end of July, the registry is allowing us to offer you .ME domain creations at 50% off the first year. Renewals and transfers are not included in this promo.

.ME creation prices at Gandi for the first year are therefore down to
$12 (£7 or €8) under A rates and €9 (£5.5 or €6) under E rates excl. VAT.

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