This extension is the official ccTLD of the island of Saint Martin.

The general opening of .SX is planned for this Thursday, November 15th at 3:00 PM GMT. It is open to everyone, and costs 24 euros excl. VAT for A rate customers. We are already accepting pre-orders, and will submit them as soon as the registry opens registration. Failed orders will be automatically refunded to your prepaid account.

More information on this extension can be found here.

Register a .SX:

.SX

A very special program! From now until December 31st 2012, if you have the last version of Mozilla Thunderbird, you can benefit from a free personal .ME email address at Gandi.net.

But the cherry on top is that the address will be automatically configured for your Thunderbird!

To do this, simply install the last version of Mozilla Thunderbird (you can download it here if needed).

Once installed, when you create your email address, it will offer you a personalized email address based on your first and last name, which you would have previously entered. The difference is that the .ME registry and Gandi will offer you the domain name for free for one year starting from the creation date!

This exceptional offer is only valid until December 31st 2012, and only via Thunderbird!

Note: only one .ME per person will be offered. In the case of an abuse of this offer, all of the domains will be deleted and the account will be blocked.

 

Update: This promotion is currently available only in limited areas. If you end up with a charge listed for the domain you select, you are not in an area where the promotion is valid. 


For 4 days, from November 16th through the 19th, the Mexican registry is giving us a great promo on the creation and renewal of .MX domain names: 50% off 1 and 2-year creations, as well as 50% off renewals from 1 to 5 years!

This translates to only 18 euros for creations and renewals under A rates.

Note, however, that .com.mx domains are not part of this promo, and that it starts and ends at Midnight in Mexico's time (GMT-6).

Register a .MX domain:

.MX

We have opened up the door to tweaking the PHP.INI file in Gandi Simple Hosting. You can't change everything, but you can make adjustments to selected parameters. 

Check out how to make the changes you want, here. 


From now until January 1st 2013, the .ASIA registry is offering its .ASIA extension at a very low price for every new creation. This offer is valid for 1-year creations and does not include renewals or transfers.

Under A rates and excl. VAT, the extension is available during this promo at $5 (instead of $25). You can see all the .ASIA prices here.

The extension is open to everyone without restrictions.

Register a .ASIA?

.ASIA

All thoose of you with Simple Hositng telling us how you want to run cron jobs, we heard you!

We have added anacron to Simple Hosting. It's an easy (SImple!) to configure way to schedule commands to run at regular intervals. 

Warning: In order to access anacrontab, you must be running version php5.4. We provided this update in July 2012. If you haven't upgraded yet, now is the time!

Here's an article on how to set it up: http://wiki.gandi.net/en/simple/anacron


As of 16:45 UTC Oct 29, 2012, our Baltimore data center has seen no effects from the leading edges of hurricane Sandy. We are seeing many power outages in the local area, however, and we caution our hosting customers that while our power systems are highly redundant, it would be prudent to expect outages of connectivity, and possibly even power over the next 24-48 hours. The size of this storm is unusually large, and the effects expected to be severe. 

Update: As of 15:00 UTC, the Baltimore Data Center has not lost power or suffered a degradation in service, despite losing one of the redundant connections to the Internet. 

Resolved: The cyclone "Sandy" did not manage to take out power or significantly affect the Baltimore data center hosting or network services. 


We have a new accrediation for Chinese domains,  allowing us to re-open the .CN extension to everyone! Well, almost. For Chinese citizens residing in China, the process is a bit more complicated.

.cn domains

 

You can now register ASCII.IDN (for example: "mydomain.中国") and IDN.IDN domains like  "一个域名.中国" (.中国 means .china in simplified chinese.)


The IDN.CN (that is, Chinese ideograms on ASCII .cn domain names) should be available at Gandi shortly as well. 


You can check the details of the registration process here:

 

Do you want to register a .china ? Here you go!

.CN et .中国

This am two of Gandi's peering locations from Paris dropped, and began to "flap", or come up and go down again rapidly. As the routes were re-calculated, our core switches became quite busy for a few minutes, slowing down transport. Some customers reported an interruption in service. 

The peering locations stabilized and our routers followed soon after. The entire incident lasted slightly less than 20 minutes. 

Our teams noticed the issue and decided to allow the automated systems to recover without intervention, which they did. No hosted systems were taken offline, but connectiviity was interrupted for some customers. 


To give you a little more time to adapt, we have left the old version of Gandi's website accessible at the following address: http://v3.gandi.net

Of course, all the operations that you could do on the old version will work on the new :)

Also, if you are still a little bit lost, despite our efforts to not totally mess-up the interfaces, you can continue to perform all your operations on the old version of the website. We will keep it in place for 2 to 3 weeks, so that you will have enough time to become used to the new site ;)

Finally, if you find bugs, things that dont quite work well, anomalies, or you would simply like to give us some feedback, please feel free to write to feedback@gandi.net


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