This summer is all about you, Gandians: with .photo and .sexy on sale for 50% off it's time to get those domain names to celebrate your photogenic and sexy selves. Normally a .photo (which can be used for more than just selfies, by the way), is $32.49 for a one-year registration at A rates but this summer you can get one for just $16.25.
And .sexy, which normally runs $21.70 for a one-year registration at A rates is available for the sexy price of $10.85. The summer fun starts today, June 15 until September 15.
A new promotion from the Minds + Machines Registry means 50-75% off until 23:59 UTC on December 31, 2015 some TLDs that compliment each other well.
Minds + Machines has a whole suite of interrelated TLDs. You might call this kind of relationship synergy, which is a word the square community uses to mean "works well together." Not being squares ourselves, we prefer to think of these TLDs like fine wines. In that spirit, we created a pairing guide for this promotion.
Here's a sample:
.beer Pairs well with: - .cooking for beer-bread and beer-battered onion rings - .garden for bench-seating and Oktoberfest - .rodeo for American-flag t-shirts - .surf for beach parties Do not pair with: - .vodka, no .beer before liquor …
.cooking Pairs well with: - .garden for vegetarians - .vodka for pasta sauce Do not pair with: -.horse (unless you are French)
.fashion Pairs well with: - .fishing for rubber overalls - .garden for breezy summer outfits and string-light illuminated cocktail parties Do not pair with: -.rodeo
But our favorite is .horse Pairs well with: - .rodeo for obvious reasons - .fishing for horseback casting - .surf for those who hang four (horse don't have toes) - .vodka but only for Russian equestrians and the recommendation of the house: - .yoga for Horse Yoga
Here's the whole list of TLDs included in this promotion, in alphabetical order, of all the TLDs on sale with their promotional prices per year (each is normally available for $38.34) in A rates :
Alright, alright. Ridiculous promotion for .lol. We're sure you don't think we couldn't possibly be serious, we're just playing off the gTLD to make a dumb joke.
But we are dead serious about this. As .lol enters the GoLive phase on August 11 (at exactly 9:00 am PDT), it will also be for sale for 90% off. Meaning normally a .lol domain that costs $41.41 for a one year at A rates will be available for $4.14 (also at A rates of course). No joke. Get ready!
"Top" is the pronunciation of the Chinese word for "breakthrough," but of course it's also the English word for the highest point, the apex, the pinnacle of something. Like being at the top of one's game, the top of the market, you know, the kind of position you'll be in after you break through.
Good news for breakthroughs and those already on top, then, because .top domains are on sale until the end of this year for creations and renewals. Though they normally cost $27.37 for one year at A rates, you can register one for just $1.99 (also at A rates). Renewals, normally $27.37 will be available for $9.00 per year.
It's the Fourth of July and we're thinking about hotdogs and watermelons and fireworks but we don't need Bill Pullman to remind us of the reason we all get a day off of work to blow things up (hopefully not ourselves) in the backyard: 239 years ago we sent a boldly-worded letter to a monarch not just declaring our independence but also the elements of the fundamental human dignity to which we at least aspire, if we're not always perfect at it.
Something about the summer seems to draw out the change that the rest of the year simmers quickly on a back burner. It's not just the US after all that celebrates its independence and its freedom in July. France celebrates the French Revolution on July 14th, and 23 other countries besides the US celebrate their independence this month.
But our minds are on recent freedoms, and in particular the Supreme Court decision to uphold gay marriage strikes us as an affirmation of the kind of values that strongly-worded letter to the king way back then invokes. These happen to be the kind of values we support at Gandi too.
In celebration of this Fourth of July, we're offering a promotion on six TLDs, each inspired by a color in the rainbow flag to celebrate freedom in the realm of marriage:
The original rainbow flag had a hot pink stripe on the top to symbolize sexuality. Due to the unavailability of hot pink flag fabric, this was merged into Red but it's in that spirit that .sexyis on sale.
Orangeis for healing but also globally represents human rights. So to acknowledge both healing and human rights, you can also find .lgbt on sale.
Yellow has to be the happiest of all colors. Maybe it's the association with the sun but there's something simultaneously buoyant and joyful about yellow, like a sunbeam dancing on the surface of the water. To celebrate the bouncy energy of yellow, we chose .dance to represent this color.
Night vision goggles use the colorGreen because it's the color for which human eyes have the greatest photosensitivity. And since before a wedding it's good to take pictures, we chose .photo to represent green.
Blue represents serenity and harmony: two things that marriage celebrates between two individuals, so it seems only fitting that we chose .weddingto represent blue.
And finally Purplesymbolizes spirit and energy, and since after every good wedding is a great reception, we decided that .party would be a fitting choice.
Want to celebrate new freedoms this Fourth of July? Purchase one of the domains below (at the promotional price for a one-year registration):
Good news for infomaniacs! The .info extension is on sale!
Infomania is a compulsion to constantly verify and collect information often using the Internet. While sure, it must have existed in past centuries and millennia, infomania strikes us as a uniquely modern obsession to which we all sometimes succumb.
Quick: what's your best friend from elementary school's Facebook status? Who was Philip Barton Key? What's the phone number of the nearest Mexican restaurant? How long would it take to drive to Yosemite from your house? If you can't help but look these things up, then you too might have infomania.
For all things info, there's .info, available until the end of the year, December 31, 2015, for 40% off: that's $9.93 for a one-year registration instead of $16.55 at A rates.
Originally delegated to the sunny Pacific island country of Palau, .pw, now one of a few go-to extensions for URL-shortener domains, also stands for Professional Web. We can think of a few more things: password for security enthusiasts, peewee for sports leagues, persistent world for game designers, pastry wizard for bakers, or even Prince William for fans of the royal family.
No matter how you want to interpret .pw, normally, a year's registration of one of these domains at A rates costs $15 but from June 10 to July 10, it's available for just $0.99 per year, so take advantage while you can.
A promotion on .cat domains, the TLD for Catalonia*, also has us excited for other reasons too.
When studies revealed that rodents infected with Toxoplasmosis gondii (n.b. that's gondii not Gandi), a parasite which may be spread by cats, may be attracted to cat odors rather than repelled as was the case with uninfected control subjects, the media was quick to suppose the parasite could have the same effect in humans and invented "Crazy cat lady syndrome," to explain why some of us just can't help but love cats.
Of course, there's no such syndrome. It turns out that cats infect us with love without resorting to parasitical proxies. And you don't need to look far on the Internet to see why. Normally expressing your cat love with a .cat domain for one year is $13.00 at A rates but from June 8 until September 1 (recently extended!), you can get one for half-price: $6.50.