Gandi Newsletter for July 2013

1. The New Gandi Flex
2. A new limited edition t-shirt
3. Spotlight on .ME domains
4. The .CO on sale and then some
5. A new ICANN contract: big changes
6. Current promotions


This month we will remind you of a nice way to save money on your IaaS
Cloud server at Gandi, with the newly refactored Gandi Flex service. In
case you missed it, we will introduce the latest Gandi t-shirt (limited
edition!), and discuss the .ME and .CO domain extensions.

Of particular interest to privacy advocates will be the new ICANN
contract. In some ways we are all privacy advocates these days, since we
seem to have less and less of it every time we turn around, or look in
the news. The new contract will means some big changes, though. To round
out our newsletter this time, we will once again give you the latest on
the promotions we are running.

1. The New Gandi Flex
Gandi Flex has been around for a while, but our recent changes make it
all but unrecognizable. It’s a way to set the power of your server to
whatever level you need it to be, on a recurring schedule. The resources
(CPU, RAM, and network) are adjustable hour-by-hour, at any level you

The best part is the excellent web interface our engineers came up with
for setting up the patterns of resources. With our new billing method,
it’s sure to save you money on your Gandi cloud IaaS servers.

2. A new limited edition t-shirt
Our designer, Steven, has flashed out his 8-bit rendering skills and
come up with our latest design: the Gandi invaders shirt! It features
our proud logo zapping BS-tagged aliens, representing of course those
pesky pop-up offers and upsells you seem to get every few minutes when
using online services (other than Gandi, of course).
If you want one, let us know! Supplies are limited, and this one is sure
to be a classic among t-shirts.

3. Spotlight on .ME domains
Take advantage of the current promotion on .ME, which will last throughout
the summer, and get your Montenegrin extension at half price, or €8.00 ($12.00 / £7.00)
excl VAT
per year at A rates.

This promotion is valid only on creations of a domain
for a year and is not limited on the number of domains.

4. The .CO on sale and then some
The this extension is, according to Google, the latest gTLD. The
previous promotion of 50% was valid until July 4th, but today it is
extended until the end July. But that’s not all! During the week of July
8 to 15
, it will be 75% off! If you time it right, there will be a great
.CO for you at a really great price.

5. A new ICANN contract: big changes
As you probably know, thousands of new domains will soon appear in the
Internet landscape. With over 300,000 pre-registrations, it’s clear our
customers are interested. This has not escaped the attention of ICANN,
the supreme ruler of domain names, which has “proposed” a new version of
the basic registrar contract. As you might imagine, this contract is the
subject of controversy for all global registrars, and the verbal jousts
are in full force in forums and mailing lists. We are already planning
to implement some of the provisions before the end of the year. For
example, we will now have an obligation to check the contact data you
enter when you register a domain and ensure that the domain contacts are
reachable. We will let you know the details as they become more certain,
but you can already get a glimpse of what it will be like in this post
from back in April:

6. Current promotions
Here’s a little reminder of the juicy promotions we are currently
running on domain names:

– The .IN (for India) is in special promotion mode until the end of the
year: 50% discount for any domain creation of ​1 to 5 years, regardless
of your fee schedule:

– The .ME is 50% off all price levels until the end of September. Create
your .ME now for €8.00 ($12.00 / £7.00) excl VAT per year at A rates.

.CO is 50% off for new domain registrations for a year. See the
special section above for the way to get %75 off!

If you like what we do, and want to tell us about how we can do better,
we always want to hear from you. Please, send your thoughts,
suggestions, missives, and compliments to


Nicolas Lhuillery
Product Director

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