Kyoto is a beautiful, ancient and historic city. It’s shinto shrines, together constituting a UNESCO world heritage site, solemnly stand guard over a city that witnessed the birth of the Empire of Japan as well as the birth of a new era of greenhouse gas emissions with the Kyoto protocol.
Now, Kyoto has it’s own TLD: .kyoto, which is entering the GoLive phase today, 10 February.
This extension, which is available for 89.32 USD or 74.44 EUR (excluding tax) per year at A rates, is open to anyone in one of the following categories:
- Kyoto municipalities and local governments
- Public and private institutions with a valid physical address in Kyoto
- Organizations, companies, and other businesses with a valid physical address in Kyoto; an
- Natural persons with a valid physical address in Kyoto.
With the new .kyoto TLD, the great city of Kyoto enters a new era on the internet.
It’s the sound of a pen, of a light switching on (or off), of a knob going up that extra notch. It can also be the sound of a beetle, of toenails on tile floor, or even a discreet phoneme in some languages.
The sound of the future starts with a click on the 24 track, an idea can click, and of course, you can click your mouse.
Fan now, from February 1 through June 30, 2016, .click the only TLD devoted to an onomatopoeia, is on sale for $3.62 per year (normally $12.41 at A rates).
Also on sale for $4.21 per year (normally $14.42 at A rates) is .link. And where would we be clicking if it weren’t for links? And just like click, a link can be just as many things: an internet link, a link to the past, a link of sausage, or a link on a golf course.
Before the more than 1,200 new niche gTLDs like .beer, .coffee, .ninja, and .space, there were only just super generic TLDs like .com, .org, .net and country-specific ones like .us, .fr, and .co.uk. Back then, if you wanted a cool TLD, you had to get creative.
And thus, a crop of unintentionally significant domains became popular: .mx (the ccTLD for Mexico, but also short for “mail”), .io (the ccTLD for the British Indian Ocean Territory but also “Input/Output”) and .pw (the ccTLD for the Republic of Palaos, but also “professional web” or “password”).
Well, this month, we’re going old-school this month by offering the latter, .pw, for just $0.99 per year (it’s normally $10.00 per year at A rates), from February 1 through February 29, 2016 at 2:59 PM PST. And while .pw does stand for "password", your .pw domain doesn't have to be secret.
Gandi is no huge, multi-national corporation. And maybe it's just because we’re an Internet company, but despite that, we’ve always been aware that the little things we do in our community, locally, can have a big impact, globally.
In fact, it's probably because we’re not a behemoth organization that we can appreciate this nuance.
Well, from February 1 until February 29 at 2:59 PM PST, (23:59 Paris or Luxembourg time, 6:59 AM Taiwan time) .global domains, a TLD with a worldwide scope, will be available for $20.00 per year. These domains normally cost $95.34 per year at A rates, so all together that comes to about 70% off.
This promotion is for those with the vision to think globally. But we don’t see why it can’t be for those who act locally as well. And in our experience, the two go hand in hand.
Most people buy cards and chocolates and roses and get dinner reservations at crowded restaurants to drink red wine and eat oysters but that’s not really what Valentine’s Day is about if we’re to believe the propaganda, right?
It’s about love and romance and passion and all the things you can’t fit in a cheesy two-dollar paper card.
Well, we may not be able to get you reservations at a fancy restaurant, get you fancy jewelry or even a fancy card but what we can give you is .pink and .red domains for just $3.26 per year (normally $8.15 at A rates), from now until February 14 at 2:59 PM PST.
So take your loved one far away from crowded restaurants and greetings cards. Go to the mountains! Or a cabin in the woods. And when you wrap your arms around that special someone in front of a rustic fireplace, show that person your love with a bouquet of .pink and .red domains. Nothing says “love” like a domain name.
Our 80%-off sale last week on .ski and .bio domains is over, but we have got some fresh powder for your slopes and some more all-natural 100% organic, No Bullshit brand fertilizer for your crops: .ski and .bio domains are still on promotion, now for 50% off. So if you missed last week’s promotion, it’s not too late.
From now until the afternoon of Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2:59 PM PST (and what's a more romantic gift than matching .ski and .bio domains?), .ski domains will be available for $15.99 (normally $31.98 at A rates) and .bio domains will be available for $31.98 (normally $63.96 at A rates).
“Wine is a good and beautiful substance,” Roland Barthes wrote in the landmark deconstruction of French culture, Mythologies. Maybe we wouldn’t agree with all of his analysis, but we have to admit, he’s got us there.
And today that “belle et bonne substance” enters the GoLive phase: .vin (French for “wine”) and .wine will now be available for $68.09 per year (at A rates). They age well.
Just above the physiological needs like eating, sleeping, drinking water on Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs is Safety. More than just about anything else above the base necessities of just continuing body functions in normal circumstances, safety takes a priority.
Today the TLDs we have entering the GoLive phase address this need for safety:.protection and .security, now available for $2214.19 per year (at A rates), respectively.
And then there’s .theatre. As much as we would like to think .theatre is a fundamental need of all people, Maslow would probably put it up in the self-actualization part of the pyramid (though some may put it under “Love/Belonging”). Either way, .theatre is entering the GoLive phase today as well and is now available for $594.19 at A rates.
If you’re like us, you probably thought it really couldn’t get any better in terms of buying a .xyz domain than the deal we closed out at the end of 2015—Five bucks per year for a .xyz domain—so we are shocked, really shocked, to be announcing that for a limited time .xyz domains will be on sale at Gandi for just $1.00 per year.
What can you ever get for as little as a dollar these days? A game of skeeball at the arcade? Four whole gumballs? One-half of the smallest possible Powerball pool? You can’t even do a load of laundry for that little.
But from now until February 29, 2016 at 4:59 PM PST, you can have a .xyz domain forone year for one dollar.
At this point, you should almost be asking yourself, “What have I got to lose?”
And on the other hand, a .xyz domain can be quite the benefit. Just ask HBO’s Silicon Valley.
When the first two computers were networked together however-many years ago in some university's computer science research lab, those present probably didn't realize that they were witnessing the birth of the world's greatest venue for the free circulation of photos and videos of pets.
Dogs, cats, goldfish, ferrets (or marmots as the case may be), rodents of unusual size, canaries, parakeets, turtles, frogs … as long as they're owned by humans, the Internet has become their home perhaps even more than it has for us humans.
Great news for the free propagation of domestic animal images, then, because .pet is entering the Sunrise phase. During this phase, .pet domains will be available for $102.87 per year. There's no Landrush for .pet, and on February 23 at 8:00 AM PST, this extension becomes available in the GoLive phase for $20.79 per year at A rates.
The .pet TLD doesn't just have to be for cute domestic animals, though. A lot of words ending in -pet … snippet, trumpet, poppet (or puppet). So even those of you with crippling allergies can at least have a .pet domain name to cuddle up with at night.