We are happy to announce that our new data center in Paris, FR-SD3, is now in production.

After a couple of months of well-received Alpha and Beta testing, we're now officially opening the datacenter in production and will soon set it as the default datacenter for new resources!

Be aware that only our Gandi Cloud hosting platform is currently available. This includes: Servers, Volumes, IPs, and Private VLANs. No date is currently set for the launch of Simple Hosting and Web Accelerators on FR-SD3. These are currently only available on our other datacenters in Paris and Luxembourg (FR-SD2 and LU-BI1, respectively).

We would like to thank all of you for helping test this new infrastructure and for having shared your feedback with us.

It's important to note that resource usage on this datacenter is no longer free, and the pricing scale in place on our other datacenters is now implemented for FR-SD3 as well.

Feel free to contact our Hosting Support team for any and all questions, comments, impressions, or thoughts. Or, alternatively, share them with us by emailing feedback@gandi.net.


Usually, second is not as good as first, but this month we're taking a few seconds to look at some seconds.

Our first steps with #gandiv5 were back in January and this month we're taking a second look at where we've been and where we're going. Beta testing on FR-SD3, after having been extended, is officially opening as our second Paris data center. We're also peaking into the world of domaining and the secondary domain name market and we're checking in on Recently-delegated TLDs for the second time this year. And then of course we're checking in on this month's TLD releases and of course our promo roundup.

Where we're at with #gandiv5

It's been a few months since we first announced the launch of #gandiv5 and with four months of updates, new releases, openings, and feature adding, we're checking in on #gandiv5 to see how it's coming along and look forward to what's still to come.

See where we've been and where we're going

FR-SD3 offical opening

While we initially expected to take FR-SD3 out of beta on March 20, we decided to extend the Beta phase, but now it's ready for a grand opening. On May 1 we gave our official fifteen day warning that FR-SD3 will be officially opening on May 15.

Find out what that means or just keep reading about FR-SD3

The domain name secondary market

We've been selling domains since 1999 so it's no news that domain names are commodities and while it's existed from the beginning, the secondary domain name market has been attracting some attention lately.

We made some comments this month that might be of interest to anyone interested in investing in domain names.

Learn about the secondary market

Recently-delegated TLDs

Also of interest to domainers and people generally interested in domain names and especially the process of introducing new ones, this month after a bit of a hiatus. ICANN's delegation process has slowed to a trickle, though the TLDs being delegated are increasingly interesting in terms of the insight they provide into the arcane mechanisms of the TLD application and contention processes.

Delve deeper into this month's recently-delegated TLDs

TLD release Calendar

If you missed the first TLD release this month, we hope you have a chance to register the second.

Monday May 8:

.health (Sunrise)

Wednesday May 10:

.art (GoLive)


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Stay tuned for updates!

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Promo Roundup

It'll only take us a second to round up these promos:

Only in May (May 1-31):

.global $12.00
.club $1.99
.me $5.00

Starting May 1:

.uk  $4.50 until June 30

Ending in May:

.bar, .rest 70% off first year ends May 15 
.lat 67% off ends May 31

Ongoing promotions:

.college, .rent $9.00 until June 30
.fun $12.99 until June 5
.pro 50% off until June 30
.organic, .bio, .green
until June 30

.loan, .cricket, .accountant, .faith, .science

.men, .bid, .win

.racing, .webcam, .download, .stream, .date, .trade, .review, .party

.radio.am, .radio.fm

.tech, .online multi-year renewals until June 30
.click, .link, .lol
until June 30
.me half price
until December 31
until December 31

, .black, .blue, .info, .kim, .lgbt, .mobi, .pet, .pink, .poker, .promo, .red, .ski, half price until June 30
.host, .online, .press, .pw, .site, .space, .store, .tech, .website
until June 30
half price
until June 30

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That's all we have for May. Check back in with us in a few for June's newsletter.

In the meantime, you can always reach us at feedback@gandi.net, on Twitter @gandibar or in the #gandi channel on Freenode. \o/




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