It wasn’t so long ago domains used to be .com, .net, .org, .edu, .mil, and .gov. While anyone could register a .com, .org or .net domain, there was always a distinct US-centric flavour (or flavor if you will) to this initial set of generic TLDs.

Especially given that a special set of country-specific TLDs (ccTLDs) were created to be used by individual countries.

Since then, the internet has connected the world in a way it wasn’t before when this initial architecture was laid out and now, with the arrival of the new generic TLDs over the past couple of years as they’ve been delegated by ICANN, true generic TLDs can emerge.

Enter .gdn, a new generic TLD that stands for Global Domain Name, which launched just this past 7th of March. And from now until December 31, you can get a .gdn domain for just  US$1.50* for the first year.

What's your .gdn?

.gdn

 

* £1.30, €1.50, or NT$50. See here for local prices.


Grab your bag and get your wallet, it’s time to do some .shopping. Especially if you have a TMCH claim because the latest e-commerce oriented TLD, .shopping, is in the Sunrise phase from July 19 through September 17, 2016. Domains bought in the Sunrise phase are now available for $150.60 per year.

But smart shoppers know that for hot-ticket items, it pays to show up early. Well, even though .shopping doesn’t enter the GoLive phase until September 28, 2016, when .shopping domains will be available for $38.35 per year at A rates, there’s still a way of lining up outside the door: pre-register your domain in the GoLive phase (and you don’t even have to pitch a tent). When the GoLive phase begins, we will submit your registration automatically.

Or if you’re worried the .shopping domain you want might fly off the shelf and are willing to pay a higher price to get just the right one, consider pre-registering now (or registering later) in the Landrush phase. This phase only lasts between September 25, 2016 and September 28, 2016 and registrations will go for $170.60 per year at A rates on a first-come, first-served basis.

Let's do some .shopping

.shopping

If you think of the world in terms of TLDs, in the vast ocean of TLDs, it’s the .com’s and .net’s that are the vast continents and get all the attention. But along the .fr coast, between .wales and .bzh lie the Channel Islands: .je and .gg, or Jersey and Guernsey.

Like their real-world counterparts, these island TLDs are perfect for a maritime summer holiday. And all the more so this summer since, in celebration of their one-year anniversary (as TLDs, that is), .je and .gg are on sale from 18 July until 28 August for 50% off to create and 25% off to renew.

That means instead of £50.00 or $75.00 per year, .je and .gg will only be £25.00, and $38.00 per year to create and £37.50 or $56.75 per year to renew.

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

This month, the new generic TLDs delegated to the root zone seemed to have been TLDs that weathered a bit more contention than in a typical month. Objections were filed for applications for TLDs delegated in June for string confusion, when a TLD is supposedly so close to another that the two could be easily confused, and for legal rights. One applicant for .art even attempted to game the system to favor their application.

.now, .deal, .saveJune 7

July 12 was Amazon Prime Day and only just on June 7, .prime was delegated by ICANN as a Brand TLD but on the same day, Amazon also had some success with generic TLDs with .now, .deal and .save all being delegated on that day.

These were not all totally without controversy, however.

The application for .now was objected to by Starbucks (HK) Limited. This isn’t the coffee company, but the owners of now TV, a pay TV service launched in Hong Kong in 2003. The objection was filed as a Legal Rights Objection. Starbucks claimed that their ownership of the “now” trademark meant that other applicants would be infringing. The same company succeeded in its application for .nowtv, which they have yet to assign a regsitry to, so it seems that they are very concerned about protecting their brand. Perhaps this was an earnest case of trademark protection or perhaps it was an attempt to use the objection process to favor their own bid.

.camJune 16

Verisign filed separate String Confusion objections for each of the three .cam applications submitted, claiming that its proximity to .com would cause confusion. Oddly, the objection to Demand Media’s application prevailed even though the objections to AC Webconnecting Holding B.V.’s application and to Famous Four Media’s application were dismissed.

After appealing the decision, though, Demand Media was able to win against the objection and AC Webconnecting Holding B.V. won .cam in an auction.

.shoppingJune 21

Last month, .shop was delegated to GMO, who wanted it so much they applied for it twice. GMO ultimately prevailed, but another applicant for the .shop TLD, Commercial Connect, tried to protect their application by filing an objection to Donut’s .shopping application.

Interestingly, no objection was filed to Uniregistry’s application and as the only remaining applicant, Uniregistry’s application won.

.artJune 23

The .art TLD was one of the most applied-for new gTLDs in the entire program, with ten initial applications, including two community applications. One of those was from dadotart inc., a subsidiary of DeviantArt evidently created to serve as the registry of .art domains.

DeviantArt’s counsel commented on another application from an applicant who took an unorthodox approach. Aremi Group registered trademarks for .art and dotart in the EU, a way in which certain players have tried to game the TLD release process.

Neither Aremi Group’s or DeviantArt’s application for .art prevailed, though, and after half the registrants withdrew their applications, including Aremi Group, UK Creative Ideas Limited won .art in a private auction.

.politieJune 23

Similar to a Brand TLD, the Dutch national police had their applied-for TLD, .politie, added to the root zone this month as well. The word “politie” is Dutch for “police,” and the Dutch police intend to use it to fight phishing attempts using the name of the Dutch police. Citizens can know, instead, that any communications or information coming from a .politie domain is actually from the police and not someone else. It’s certainly interesting to see a public institution tech-savvy enough to take advantage of the new gTLD program to improve their services to the public they serve.

As always: these are new TLDs on the cutting edge of having been added by ICANN. As such, any discussion of one of these TLDs should not be interpreted as meaning any of these extensions will be imminently available on Gandi (though we, of course, try to offer all the extensions we possibly can).


Call it what you want, but the fact is that .XYZ  is now the most used new TLD, with 6 millions domains registered! 

What ever you want to promote online, .XYZ will be amazing at the end of your domain, just like it is at the end of the alphabet.

So don't miss out, as .XYZ registry is offering an amazing promotion on .XYZ domain names for $3.99 until the December 31, 2016


Find your perfect .XYZ domain:

.XYZ

Devoted followers of the Gandi news feed may recall a couple of months back that the .game TLD has already entered the GoLive phase (after a somewhat tumultuous start). So what are we playing at, then? It's no .game, it's .games.

Just like .auto and .autos, .car and .cars, the plural form of .game.games—is a totally separate TLD. And as of July 12 at 10:00 AM PDT, it’s entering the Sunrise phase, which will last until September 10, 2016. During the Sunrise phase, owners of a TMCH registration will be able to purchase their trademark domain name for $300.62 per year.

Then, from September 18 through 22, .games will be in the Landrush phase. During this phase, domains will be available for $162.60 per year.

Finally, on September 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM PDT, .games will enter the GoLive phase at a price of $23.15 per year at A rates.

Remember: if you want to register in the Landrush or GoLive phases, you can pre-register now and we’ll send your order to the registry as soon as .games enters the corresponding phase.

So quit playing around.

Register your .games:

.games



Last week, we announced some great stocking-stuffer promos on the creation of domains from Radix. Among those included were some of their top sellers, .tech, .online and .site.

We’re happy to announce that you don’t need to buy a new .tech, .online or .site domain to get a good deal from now until December 31, 2016. If you already own one of these domains, you can now renew it for half-price until the end of the year.

Which means …

  • .tech, which is normally $60.79 can be renewed for $28.99 per year
  • .online, ordinarily $29.99 can be renewed for $24.99 per year, and
  • .site, normally $34.87 can be renewed for $15.99 per year.

Or if you prefer a new .tech, .online or .site domain:

  • .tech creations are just $3.99 
  • .online are just $3.99 and
  • .site are $1.99.

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

Funny how all these old-fashioned words find new life online. Who, for example, still has a real, physical inbox on a real physical desk top? When was the last time you used controls located on a real panel? Or looked someone up in a face book?

How about watched a video on a screen that still used a vacuum tube to project an image? Even though this technology is going the way of the dinosaur, the internet has proliferated with tubes of all kinds.

And we can expect even more to come as .tube enters the GoLive phase July 7, 2016 at 7:00 AM PDT you can buy a .tube domain for your own online video (or blog about riding the London subway system) and in the process help revive this old-fashioned word even more for just $38.35 per year at A rates.

Buy a .tube?

.tube


The gTLDs .com and .net, short for “company” and “network”, respectively, are internationally recognized as perhaps the most iconic gTLDs and form the core of the “classic” gTLD set.

While  .公司 (.xn--55qx5d, Chinese for “company”) and .网络 (.xn--io0a7i, Chinese for “network”) officially opened a couple of years ago, we were not able to offer them immediately upon their release.

However, that’s now changed and we are happy to announce that these two TLDs are now available to purchase at Gandi.

Now you can buy a .公司 for $50.74 USD per year at A rates or a .网络 for $50.74 USD per year at A rates, or 1585 TWD (w/t tax) for either, whether it’s just to get in on the burgeoning Chinese-language internet or to translate, so to speak, your .com and .net into Chinese.

These extensions come with a few conditions, though. Notably, if you are registering a domain for your company (which would make sense for a .公司), you must send a copy of your organization’s registration certificate. If you’re registering as an individual, you need to send a legal photo ID. In both cases, the documents you provide have to match the information you put on your Gandi handle exactly. So be precise.

For full details on these rules and how to send these documents to us, please see the following pages:

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

Whether it’s .live in front of a .studio audience or recorded for .video later, from July 1 through September 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM PDT, it’s show time. And by that we mean, they're half-off on the first year.

In other words, .live domains (normally $31.15 per year at A rates) will be just $15.57.studio domains (normally $31.15 per year at A rates) will be only $15.57 and .video domains will be just $14.41 (normally $28.83 per year at A rates).

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

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