Newsletter June 2016
SUMMARY: AT A GLANCE
2. Update: PHP 7 + MySQL 5.6 (Percona) and PostgreSQL 9.4 on Simple Hosting
3. Recently-delegated TLDs
4. Gandi events
5. In-Depth: When your mail is delayed
6. Visualization: How to choose a hosting option
7. TLD release calendar
8. Promo roundup
As we round into the summer months, we want you to be able to relax a bit. Kick back on the porch with a glass of lemonade (or a mint julep if you’re so inclined) and just take it easy because making things easier is what we’re all about this month.
To start out with, we’re making it easier for our global customers to buy products and services with us because now we’re proud to accept payment in ten more new currencies than before. We’ve also just updated Simple Hosting with PHP 7 and MySQL 5.6. We have some plans with that which aren’t quite ready yet that should make things easier for you too.
As always, we’ll be looking at some recently-delegated TLDs as well as Gandi Events, which this month we’re using to focus on our meetup The Root Zone., where we make DNS easy.
Next, we hopefully ease some anxiety with our look at one of the reasons mail can be delayed. We’re also making it easier to pick out a hosting option with our Visualization of the levels of complexity and technical knowledge associated with different levels at which you might want control of a site.
And as always, we’re rounding out this month’s newsletter with a look at this month’s promos and TLD releases.
Ten new currencies now available at Gandi
We’re making it easier this month for customers who may not have ready access to a bank account with funds in USD by accepting payments in ten new currencies, increasing our total number of accepted currencies to 15 (well, 16 if you count Bitcoin).
We’re especially happy to be accepting payments in Canadian Dollars. We feel like we have a special affinity with Canada. Maybe it’s a French thing.
Update: PHP 7 + MySQL 5.6 (Percona) and PostgreSQL 9.4 on Simple Hosting
We are also making it easier to use our Simple Hosting platform for hosting web applications by adding PHP 7, MySQL 5.6, PostgreSQL 9.4 and MongoDB 2.4 to Simple Hosting.
This past month it seemed like all the strings that were delegated were attractive properties on a Monopoly board getting snatched up by all the usual players.
TLDs like .blog, .dot, and .shop were all delegated this past month.
Last month we welcomed Dan Kaminsky to our offices for our meetup organized in collaboration with CloudFlare: The Root Zone.
Dan covered a range of topics but we teased out a few salient themes for our summary.
Don’t miss this month’s meetup with Paul Vixie, one of the original inventors of DNS. It should be great.
In-depth: When your mail is delayed
Email is great and reliable when it gets there on time. But it can cause serious stress when on rare occasions it can be delayed for reasons beyond either your control or ours.
We thought we’d at least provide you with an explanation of one possible reason for this and what you can do about it this month to relieve a bit of that anxiety.
Visualization: How to choose a hosting option
With the goal of making choosing a hosting option simpler and easier, we’ve peeled away hosting, layer by layer, to tease out a convenient hosting options diagram that illustrates the level of control you get at each level and the technical knowledge level you need to manage hosting at that level.
TLD release Calendar
Here’s a look at TLD releases at Gandi for the month of June 2016:
Wednesday June 1:
Monday June 6:
Tuesday June 7:
Monday June 8:
Tuesday June 14:
Monday June 20:
.gmbh (Landrush )
.ltd (Landrush )
Wednesday June 22:
Wednesday June 29:
Stay tuned for updates and, of course, for next month’s releases.
There are plenty of opportunities this month to plant the seeds to be reaped later by taking advantage of new and ongoing promos:
Starting June 1:
.irish $6.50 per year through June 30
.lgbt $11.45 per year (60% off)through June 30
.space $1.99 per year through June 30
.club $6.72 per year (50% off) through June 30
.ngo|.ong 50% off through June 30
Starting June 3:
.xyz 22¢ per year through June 30
Starting June 20:
.online, .site, .tech, .website, .space, .host, .press stay tuned for more information …
.green $47.65 (50% off) per year through June 30
.store $14.99 per year in GoLive until August 14
.stream $2.00 per year in GoLive
.me $14.40 through December 31
.accountant, .bid, .cricket, .date, .download, .faith, .loan, .party, .racing, .review, .science, .trade, .webcam, .win $2.00 per year through December 31
Last chance for these promos ending June 30:
.boutique, .immo, .maison, .sarl, .voyage $10.00 through June 30
.live $15.57 per year through June 30
.family $8.00 per year through June 30
.in $7.75 through June 30
.link $4.21 and .click $3.62 through June 30
We hope while you were reading this newsletter you had a chance to pop your shoes off, sip something cool and refrseshing and know that you’re in good hands with Gandi. We try to make it easy for you but you, our customers, make it easy for us when we hear from you. So please, don’t hesitate to tweet us @gandibar, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Facebook, G+, or contact us on the #gandi channel on Freenode. \o/
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