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.
What if we told you you could have a .cat for just $6.50 per year on one condition: since .cat is officially for the Spanish region of Catalonia, you have to publish a site on it in Catalan within six months of registering it. How could you say no?
It’s the Internet’s favorite pet in TLD form, and with a domain at Gandi, you can create a one-page site for free. Just throw some of your favorite lolcatz into the online translator of your choice and voila, requirement met.
Think of it like grooming your .cat.
But act quickly, this promo only lasts from April 18, 2016 until May 2, 2016 at 4:59 PM PDT.
Every year since 1970, April 22 has been Earth Day. This year, the landmark Paris Agreement will be signed by the United States, China and other countries.
Earth Day by itself is worth celebrating. But signing this agreement, countries are committing to hold the increase in global temperature below 2°C, committing signatory nations to ambitious progressive contributions to the effort through greenhouse gas reduction and mitigation actions.
It’s not a perfect solution to the problem, but it’s a good start and a historic move and we think that’s worth celebrating doubly this Earth Day. In that spirit, from April 15 through May 31 (at 23:59 UTC or 4:59 PM PDT), .earth domains will be available at half-price: that’s $15.56 instead of $31.15 per year at A rates.
Mother’s Day is May 8 this year. What are you getting your mom? Is it a domain name? How about a whole lovely bouquet of domain names?
You might be interested to know that .mom is entering the GoLive phase soon. Previously, we said that was going to happen April 26, but the date has changed and is now May 3, 2016 at 9:00 AM PDT: the Tuesday before Mother’s Day. The regular price for .mom domain names once it enters the GoLive phase will be $48.22 at A rates.
And just to sweeten the deal, because we know you love your mothers very much, until May 6, 2016, you’ll be able to get a .mom domain for just $1.00 per year. Even better, this also means that if you pre-reserve in the GoLive phase now, you can pay the $1.00 price.
Some 29% of English words have a French origin. Sometimes these are words for specific concepts like laissez-faire or déjà vu, but it’s also a lot of words that have a more boring-sounding English way to say them but have that certain je ne sais quoi in French.
You could have a fun night out, but make it a soirée and it’s just that much more sophisticated. Or maybe you’re bored? Call it ennui and turn it into a philosophical condition.
From April 1 through June 30, 2016 we have a few extensions like this on sale for just $10.00 a piece (per year) that give your domains the same allure.
For example, don’t just open a store, make it a .boutique (normally $32.49 at A rates). A trip becomes that much more epic when you make it a .voyage (which goes for $52.65 at A rates). And maybe you knew .maison is French for house?
We should also mention a couple that maybe haven’t quite crossed over into English yet: .immo and .sarl (usually $38.34 each) that are both on sale. The former is for the real estate industry and the later is the equivalent of “LLC” in a company name.
Cinco de Mayo, the day we all know as when the Mexicans defeated the French, is just around the corner and all month this April, .mx domains, the country TLD for Mexico, is on sale for $16.00 per year. That’s a third off the normal price of $48.00, from April 1 through 30 (at 5:00 PM PDT), so don’t delay.
With a lot of new gTLDs honing in on particular niches, two TLDs have aimed for the generic: .website and .site.
Of course, you can use a domain name for many different things. But there’s one use that is so closely associated with the idea of a domain name that it’s easy to confuse the two terms. We’re talking, of course, about websites.
And what better TLDs, then, to build a website on than a .website or a .site? Well, now could be the time to do it because both are on sale from April 1 until April 30, 2016 (at midnight UTC or 5:00 PM PDT) for just $1.99 per year (normally $17.87 for .site and $16.81 for .website per year at A rates).
Interesting things happen when you’re live. People go off-script, improvise, say and do unexpected things or just feel more spontaneous and direct. Sports is more exciting live. Comedy in front of a live studio audience is funnier. Live news is more breaking and live politics is more raw. Live music is more powerful.
That’s why it’s great that from April 1 until June 30, 2016, .live is on sale for $15.57 per year (normally $31.15 at A rates).
A .live domain also goes well with .rocks and .social, which are two other TLDs on sale since January. That was supposed to end March 31, but that’s now been extended to June 30.
Starting today, April 1, domains through the FFM registry will be available for just $2.00 per domain per year. And this is no April Fool's Day joke. In case you don’t have that list memorized, here it is:
South Africa is one country where city TLDs have really caught on. In fact, three of South Africa’s major cities—Durban, Capetown and Johannesburg—have embraced the future and gotten their own TLDs: .durban, .capetown and .joburg.
Now, for one day only (22 March 12:00 AM UTC to 11:59 PM UTC), all three TLDs will be on sale for €3.00, USD$3.00, £2.50, or TWD$110 (depending on your preferred currency). That's upwards of 80% off.
Get one now while you have the chance to take advantage of such a great deal.