The Gandi Community

Gandi Events March 2016

Here’s a look at upcoming, ongoing and past events at and away from Gandi recently.

Events at Gandi

UX Speed Dating: User Testing Night

Every third Wednesday, Gandi hosts a User Testing Night with the UX Speed Dating meet up group at our San Francisco offices. The last one we hosted was February 17 and we’ll be hosting again on March 16.

This is a chance for tech professionals who want to have some software or device or concept tested to present any sort of product to three users for preliminary, in-person feedback.

The owners of the products sit in a single place and then the users rotate between them every 20 minutes or so.

Check out the specific rules here and see the Meetup page here or the UX Speed dating site.

The Root Zone.

We’d like to invite DNS nerds and DNS newbs alike to check out a new series we intend to launch shortly titled The Root Zone. We’ll be kicking this series off sometime in early April (though we don’t have specific dates set yet). Watch the meetup page for information and updates, though.

Gandi (re)fait le .point

On February 18 at the co-working space Le Tank, Paris 11, we held the third annual “Gandi (re)fait le .point,” event, a punny name for our conference about how to best leverage new gTLDs.

For those interested, the 2016 edition of our white book on the topic is available (in French) here.

Events Outside of Gandi


This last month we were guests at M3AAWG in San Francisco. M3AAWG, for those unaware of the organization, stands for Message, Malware, Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group, and it is one of the foremost abuse and security conferences.

Just like Fight Club and Las Vegas, communication about M3AAWG publicly is prohibited, so, suffice it to say that if you want to know more about what we were up to there, check out M3AAWG’s website.


We also just attended ICANN55 in Marrakech. ICANN is the one organization which is perhaps the most relevant to what Gandi does (i.e. domain name registration), so not only is it a venue to connect with the organization in charge of almost everything we do as a registrar, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to connect with others involved in domain name registration.

AsiaBSDCon 2016

From March 10-13, 2016, Gandi will be in Tokyo at the Tokyo University of Science for AsiaBSDCon 2016.

So what is AsiaBSDCon? It’s a technical conference that aims to collect the best technical presentations and papers to share with the widest possible audience. This includes basically anybody who develops, deploys or uses systems based on any BSD operating system, including FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and MacOS X. 

LAUNCH Festival 2016

Having an office is downtown San Francisco has exposed us to the large and very active world of entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity. And what is it that every new idea should have? A domain name. No, seriously. Whether you have a completely built out website, a “coming soon” landing page, or even just an email address with your company’s name on it, it shows that you’re in the business of making your dreams come true. And THAT is what LAUNCH festival was all about. We caught some speeches, fireside chats, panels, and presentations that were not only inspiring but jaw-dropping. Not to mention 150 startups pitching their ideas back to back to back to back. Hats off to them!