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When we first announced the launch of the new .game TLD last August, we knew this would be a great TLD for those who like playing games of all kinds: card games, board games, word games, puzzle games, and even video games.
What we didn’t realize was that .game would be a great extension for those who enjoy mind games.
You see, when we first announced the Sunrise phase for .game, the plan was that .game would have no Landrush phase and would pass directly into the GoLive phase in October … 2015 …
And then, like in a bad horror movie, the .game game began. Uniregistry, the .game registry, last fall suddenly stopped the launch of .game without any communication or notification sent to those of us registrars who had already started to register them. They were just bluffing with their launch schedule, it seemed.
And then it turned into a .game of hide-and-go-seek. Or at least, when we went seeking answers from them, Uniregistry hid.
Finally, they announced their latest World Conquest Plan™: a new Sunrise phase (think of it as a sequel), a one-day Landrush and finally a GoLive period: this time scheduled for May 24, 2016. And, of course, the new and improved .game play also came with new and improved prices as well.
So, just to get everything all straightened out, here’s the new schedule and pricing:
Sunrise | May 3-May 16, 2016 | $600.67
Landrush | May 23-May 24, 2016, 9:00 AM-8:59 AM | $2851.03
GoLive | May 24, 2016, 9:00 AM | $350.63 per year at A rates
If you already pre-ordered a .game, you should have already received an email from us about how to re-order it under the new pricing scheme. If not, be sure to contact Customer care.
Not only that, the new rules of the .game also include a re-positioning of the extension as Premium, primarily aimed towards the video game market. Some 50,000 terms are now Premium for .game. If you guess a lucky domain in this category, you win the opportunity to pay $2,039.25 to register it.
Not only that, some 300 terms are now “Reserved” meaning that they cannot be registered at all.
Find out if you’re a winner here (and register if you like):
Register a .game?
Hopefully, this time around the rules of the .game are final.
April showers bring May … well not just flowers, but everything green. Including 50% off on .green domains through the month of May, all the way until June 30, 2016.
That means .green domains will be on sale for $47.65 per year. If you’ve got a green thumb or live a green lifestyle, get a .green domain now while you can take advantage of this promo. It's not always this easy being green.
Are you .green?
There are a few basics you learn in school, like “I” before “E” except after “C”, why 2 + 2 makes 4, and of course your ABCs … all the way to the end of the alphabet.
This month, from May 1, 2016 until May 30, 2016, it’s no more complicated than that: buy 1 .xyz for 1 year for just $2. It’s no more complicated than that.
Get a .xyz?
Ahh springtime. It’s May and romance is in the air. No, that’s not just pollen. And those aren't just bees buzzing around our heads. It's also a question. A very serious question: do you love .me?
If you say, “Yes,” then you and .me can be oh-so-happy together this May because from today, May 1 until May 14, 2016, .me is on sale for only $4.00 (compared to the normal $14.40 per year at A rates).
So hold .me, squeeze .me, love .me, need .me. Bend .me, shape .me any way you want .me. Because you and .me belong together.
Do you want to start a .family with us?
Wait, no, don’t take that the wrong way! We just mean now’s a great time to get a .family domain. We’re selling them for $8.00 a year right now until June 30, 2016. Compare that to $31.15 normally. It’s a deal for the whole family, as they say on TV. Get one for you, your mother, your father, or your whole branch of the family tree. Or why not the whole tree?
Start a .family?
Design is a plan. It’s a way of thinking critical about form and function. It can be beautiful or utilitarian or in rare cases, like the seminal designs of Dieter Rams for Braun, both. His sparse designs were aesthetically unmatched and functionally intuitive.
And in imitation, here is a sparse, functional price to match Rams’s design: from May 1 through June 15, .design domains will be on sale for 50% off: that’s $31.18 per year.
What do you .design?
Tech is an industry, a news beat and a means to an end.
But it’s also a diverse community, an ongoing process and a social revolution. It’s a word that’s become synonymous with a certain type of person: the kind of person who likes to tinker and play, who likes trial and error, taking risks, and trying new things.
If that sounds like you, you might be interested to know that .tech domains are now on sale at Gandi from May 1 through May 31 for $4.99 per year (normally $60.79 at A rates).
We’ll provide the domain but we trust you to know what to do with it.
Register a .tech?
We are happy to announce the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) on Gandi Cloud.
Xenial Xerus uses systemd for the init process and includes with several new features, including Snap, a new application packaging format that works alongside .deb. Many popular software packages have also been updated in this new release, such as PHP 7, MySQL 5.7 or docker 1.10.
Take a look at the official release notes to learn more about Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
For example, with Gandi CLI, run the following command in your terminal to create your server :
$ gandi vm create --image "Ubuntu 16.04 64 bits LTS (HVM)" --hostname "xenial" --datacenter LU-BI1
To upgrade an existing Ubuntu system, check out Ubuntu's upgrade documentation.
If your current system is running on our legacy Xen platform, please read our documentation to learn how to migrate to HVM.
Built-in kernel and Docker support
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS servers will use the distribution's built-in kernel, Linux 4.4, instead of using our managed kernels by default. Your server will start with the low latency version of the Linux kernel prepared by Ubuntu. It uses a grub boot from Gandi platform and uses the kernel installed in the image. The grub boot method is an option of our HVM platform.
We are therefore making Ubuntu 16.04 LTS the default image for the Gandi plugin to Docker Machine and are recommending it for Docker usage on our platform.
You can get started with and learn more about the docker-machine-gandi plugin on GitHub.
Enjoy the latest release of Ubuntu! Don't hesitate to contact our Customer Care if you experience any issues. You can also hang out with Gandi staff and other customers on our IRC channel: #gandi on irc.freenode.net.
Today in Internet meditations, we ask you to imagine you are walking along a path in a forest at Sunrise full of tall, majestic trees, like the ones in the Amazon. Birds twitter playfully between the branches. An apple tumblrs from a nearby branch and falls at your feet.
Through a clearing, you come across a .stream. How wide is it? What is it streaming? That’s for you to decide now that .stream has entered the Sunrise phase from 7:00 AM PDT today until June 27, 2016 at 7:00 AM PDT.
Buy one today in the Sunrise phase for $300.62 per year if you have a TMCH registration. Otherwise, submit your application to register your .stream in the GoLive phase, which starts on June 29, 2016 at 7:00 AM PDT. Better yet, .stream will be on sale for just $2.00 per year (the normal price will be $38.31 at A rates).
Now, to finish our meditation, to get home, you must cross this .stream. See you on the other side.
Register your .stream?