.TIROL, the geographic TLD for the Austrian region of Tyrol (the spelling of which is Tirol in German), famous of course for its ski resorts, among other things, is now entering the Landrush phase as of Monday, April 13th. But it's not just for skiing. If your company, organization or association has ties to Tyrol, what better way to strengthen your identity than to purchase a .TIROL domain?
During this phase, .TIROL domains will be available for $255.78.
Or maybe you want to take the bunny hill and register when it enters the GoLive phase on June 1, when it will be available for $41.38.
Officially, the new .TOPgTLD is about "breakthrough," since the Chinese word for "breakthrough" is similar in pronounciation to "top" but we foresee a lot of other options for .TOP domains. You could go the spinning children's toy route or you could go with world domination in a particular area. Maybe you like shirts and blouses and things. Or, consider that TLD itself stands for top-level domain. In any case, .TOP has been in Golive since November 17 and now it's finally available from Gandi, for a one-year registration at A rates for $27.37.
Like the large majority of extensions, you can now register your .FR domains for up to 10 years if you wish.
Until recently, the maximum duration of a .FR registration was one year. It was therefore necessary to renew your domain before the anniversary date - which is no longer displayed in the whois, and is replaces with a more customary expiration date.
As with most extensions, the maximum duration can not exceed 10 years to the day. If you have a .FR domain that is currently active, you can therefore not add more than 9 years to it. For transfers, the operation will add one year to the domain's expiration date rather than reinitialise it to the anniversary date.
Note that this important modification is also true for the other national extensions managed by Afnic: .RE, .YT, .WF, .TF, and .PM.
The registry, Uniregistry, is having a special promo of 50% off 6 of its new extensions (prices expressed excl. VAT for one year):
.GIFT at €8.36 ($10.88) instead of €16.73 ($21.75) .HIPHOP at €9.87 ($12.84) instead of €19.74 ($25.67) .HOSTING at €13.97 ($19.17) instead of €27.94 ($38.34) .LINK at €4.62 ($6.01) instead of €9.25 ($12.02) .PICS at €8.36 ($10.88) instead of €16.73 ($21.75) .PROPERTY at €13.97 ($19.17) instead of €27.94 ($38.34)
These prices are only applicable for the creation of a new domain for one year. This promo goes through June 30, 2015.
All that precipitation across just about everywhere but California this winter has meant an explosion of flowers: beautiful red and yellow tulips, purple lilacs, spring is in the air! And so is pollen. But for those of you who aren't allergic (or maybe those of you who are oddly fascinated with the things that punish you with their very existence), .FLOWERS is entering the GoLive phase! In A rates, a one-year registration will be available at $33.90.
A geographic gTLD very dear to our hearts will be available shortly: .ALSACE. Why do we love Alsace? If you don't know already, you're missing out. Here are some hints, though: the colored houses, winstubs, Riesling, Pinot, choucroute, should we go on? The European Parliament, the Council of Europe, Strasbourg Cathedral. Still not convinced? The Christmas market, storks, ARTE!
.ALSACE domains, the extension for all who love Alsace, will enter the GoLive phase on Tuesday April 7 at 6 a.m. PDT (3 p.m. in Strasbourg).
The price of a one-year registration will be $66.16 at A rates.
Silently slinking across the night, half human, half shadow, a master of cunning and disguise, the Gandi ninja, a stealthy and deadly force, has infiltrated the .NINJA castle and is deftly making its way through the inky darkness, penetrating the vault of the castle. Suddenly, a thin shiver of light ricochets through the night. The air itself shrieks as the razor-thin steal of the katana slices through it. Within the blink of an eye, the Gandi ninja has once again merged with the silent ocean of the night.
With just a single swing of its quivering blade, the Gandi ninja has accomplished its clandestine mission: cutting the rates on .NINJA into miniscule shards of what they were.
That's right, as the sun dawns on Wednesday, April 1, the work of the Gandi ninja comes into the light: one-year registrations under the new .NINJA gTLD will cost just 2 USD at all rate scales (normally $19.61 at A rates).
This promotion will end with the month of April, so don't wait too long.