If you find yourself with a hankering for some Shephard's Pie and a tall frosty glass of nitrogenated stout, today, March 17, you're lucky as a four-leaf clover because it's St. Patrick's Day, and every .bar and .restaurant with even the most tangential relationship to Irish identity will no doubt be happy to serve you a healthy portion of each while you enjoy a good jig.
Of course, the folks in the hospitality industry who bring us our green beer and Irish delicacies as well as willingly submit to cleaning up the green-tinted after-effects of St. Patrick's Day deserve some love today too for all they do. So from now until May 15, 2017, both of these TLDs, .bar and .rest, are 70% off the first year. That means the first year of a .bar domain will be $25.63* and $85.43 thereafter while a .rest domain will be $12.86* and $42.88 after that.
Get a .bar or .rest?:
*Prices in USD. See .bar and .rest price pages for local pricing.
These are the exclusive .rest and .bar's that are in high-demand, with a steeper price of admission to go with it. Here's just a sample menu of available options:
airport.bar (for that pre-flight grog) exotic.bar (for all the rum drinks you can stomach) fight.bar (first rule is: don't talk about fight.bar) american.bar (play this one again, Sam) cajun.rest (jumbalaya and crawfish pies) buenosaires.rest (probably a steak house with a good house Malbec. Tuesdays are Tango night) detroit.rest (for good food and good music, we assume)
As you can see, it's mostly a mix between some nice generic names and more geographic names.
Web Summit was created in Dublin in 2010 by Paddy Cosgrave. This year for the fifth annual summit, more than 30,000 attendees and 1,000 speakers. Over the course of just three days, twenty-one cycles of conferences covering the themes you might expect in a tech conference like design, marketing, e-commerce, Big Data (how could it not, really), as well as topics you might not expect, like mobile healthcare and the question of whether we actually live in a post-capitalist society.
So, to celebrate both this amazing event and the beautiful city of Dublin where Web Summit is taking place for the last time before it moves to Lisbon next year (a beautiful city as well, don't get us wrong), we've concocted our own Happy Hour special.
Through Web Summit, from November 2 through November 5, domains in the .BEER, .PUB, .BAR and .IRISH TLDs are at half price if you register them for one year during Happy Hour. But, of course, Happy Hour doesn't last all night. This deal is only valid on each of these days between the hours of 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM in Dublin (same as UTC).
So, join us for a .beer (in an .irish .pub or .bar) during Web Summit, and if you're lucky enough to be one of the 30,000 attendees, tweet us @gandi_net so we can meet up for Irish beer IRL too!
This Monday is July 14th, which means our Parisian colleagues will be intoxicated with liberty and enthusiasm on the day of their independence. Here in the San Francisco office, we'll be tirelessly toiling on many things, not least of which is the planned GoLive of two new gTLDs.
Publically available registrations of .bar and .rest domains is scheduled to begin on Monday, 14 July at 5am PDT (noon UTC). Here are the prices in Landrush and GoLive at A rates:
At the time of this writing, there are just two hours left of the Landrush phase. You can already preregister for the GoLive phase right now. We recommend doing so as soon as possible, as we will be submitting the orders to the Registry at the moment GoLive begins, in the order they're received.