Today, May 3rd, is World Press Freedom Day, an international celebration created and organized by the United Nations.
Each year, there’s a theme, and this year’s theme is one we can especially get behind. Of course, being the UN it’s not as short and snappy as we’d like, but “Freedom of Information and Sustainable Development, Protecting press freedom from censorship and surveillance overreach and Ensuring safety of journalists online and offline,” is certainly something we care about at least as much as freedom of the press in general. The freedom of information and the independence of the press are two things we think are necessary in the kind of world we want to help build.
This month, to participate in the celebrations we're offering a promotion on .press domains. From May 3, 2016 until June 3, 2016, domains in the .press TLD will be available for $5.00 per year each (They normally go for $94.97 per year at A rates). So do your part to promote freedom of the press with a .press domain this month.
April showers bring May … well not just flowers, but everything green. Including 50% off on .green domains through the month of May, all the way until June 30, 2016.
That means .green domains will be on sale for $47.65 per year. If you’ve got a green thumb or live a green lifestyle, get a .green domain now while you can take advantage of this promo. It's not always this easy being green.
Ahh springtime. It’s May and romance is in the air. No, that’s not just pollen. And those aren't just bees buzzing around our heads. It's also a question. A very serious question: do you love .me?
If you say, “Yes,” then you and .me can be oh-so-happy together this May because from today, May 1 until May 14, 2016, .me is on sale for only $4.00 (compared to the normal $14.40 per year at A rates).
So hold .me, squeeze .me, love .me, need .me. Bend .me, shape .me any way you want .me. Because you and .me belong together.
Wait, no, don’t take that the wrong way! We just mean now’s a great time to get a .family domain. We’re selling them for $8.00 a year right now until June 30, 2016. Compare that to $31.15 normally. It’s a deal for the whole family, as they say on TV. Get one for you, your mother, your father, or your whole branch of the family tree. Or why not the whole tree?
Design is a plan. It’s a way of thinking critical about form and function. It can be beautiful or utilitarian or in rare cases, like the seminal designs of Dieter Rams for Braun, both. His sparse designs were aesthetically unmatched and functionally intuitive.
And in imitation, here is a sparse, functional price to match Rams’s design: from May 1 through June 15, .design domains will be on sale for 50% off: that’s $31.18 per year.
Tech is an industry, a news beat and a means to an end.
But it’s also a diverse community, an ongoing process and a social revolution. It’s a word that’s become synonymous with a certain type of person: the kind of person who likes to tinker and play, who likes trial and error, taking risks, and trying new things.
If that sounds like you, you might be interested to know that .tech domains are now on sale at Gandi from May 1 through May 31 for $4.99 per year (normally $60.79 at A rates).
We’ll provide the domain but we trust you to know what to do with it.
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.