Newsletter October 2016


1. #gandiv5

2. Recently-delegated TLDs

3. In depth: So about that IANA transition …

6. TLD release calendar

7. Promo roundup

Change is in the air and everything is shifting into a brand new phase.

On our side, we’re getting ready for #gandiv5, the next evolution in our website. We’ll touch briefly on that just a few lines below here. Then we’ll quickly look at this month’s recently-delegated TLDs before taking an in-depth look at the ICANN IANA transition that took place, amongst some controversy, on the first of this month.

Of course, we’ll also review this month’s TLD release calendar so that you can prepare for the coming TLD releases and do our monthly promo roundup (You might want to brace yourself for the .net promo. It’s a big one).

Other than that, we’re busy preparing. Now, about that #gandiv5 thing we mentioned …


We’re currently on version 4 of our website, but we are rapidly hurdling towards the beta of version 5, which today we’re christening with the hashtag #gandiv5. We’re not quite ready to unveil anything yet, but here’s a sneak peak of what you can look forward to:

  • New account dashboard
  • Multi-organization management under a single account
  • Redesigned DNS service
  • AI-enhanced domain search
  • Mobile-friendly responsive design

Stay tuned of course for more news and updates with #gandiv5.

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Recently-Delegated TLDs

While we’re busy with #gandiv5, ICANN seems preoccupied too. Only seven TLDs were delegated this past month and only two of those weren’t brand TLDs.

Get a quick summary of those new TLDs | Back to top

In depth: So about that IANA transition …

What could have been preoccupying ICANN this past month? Maybe it has something to do with the much-debated IANA transition; When ICANN’s contract to manage the IANA function expired and this authority devolved back to ICANN.

De facto, IANA functions have been independent of the US government since ICANN’s inception. But now that’s officially the case. We reviewed the how and the why this month.

See for yourself here | Back to top

TLD release Calendar

Just three TLDs will be or have already been released this month:


Thursday October 6:

.cam (Sunrise)

Wednesday October 26:

.doctor (Landrush)

Thursday October 27:

.网站 (.xn--5tzm5gwebsite“) (Landrush )


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.网站 (.xn--5tzm5g)
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Stay tuned for updates!

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Promo Roundup

There are plenty of promos currently ongoing, many ending at the end of the year, but a couple in particular that we wanted to point out. Both .moe and .net are on promotion for a limited amount of time this week. And .net is especially juicy: it will be just $2.00 for the next three days. Here’s the full roundup:

Promos this month

Starting October 1:

.live, .studio, .video half-price through December 31
.design $10.00 through November 30

Starting October 10:

.moe half-price through October 16 only

Starting October 11:

.net $2.00 through October 13 only, FLASH PROMO

Starting October 15:

.whoswho half-price through January 31 

Starting October 16:

.desi half-price through December 31

Ending October 31:

.barcelona $25.00 through October 31
.brussels,.vlaanderen $5.00 through October 31

Ongoing promotions:

Premium .online, .press, .store, .tech, .website on sale
.link $4.50 through November 30
.photo $5.00 through November 30
.audio, .hiphop, .guitars $9.03, $12.84 , and $16.22
through November 30
$7.99 per year in GoLive through December 31

.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
.live, .studio, .video 50% off through December 31
.online, .press, .website, .site, .host, .space, .pw, .tech on promo through December 31
.tech, .online, .site renewals 50% off through December 31
 .xyz $3.99 per year through December 31
.black, .blue, .pink, .red, .lgbt, .kim, .shiksha, .poker, .pro, .info, .mobi, .移动 50% off until December 31 (previously June 30)
.gdn $1.50 until until December 31

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Things are changing, it’s not just us. Thanks for choosing Gandi, we’re glad to have you on board. And stay aboard for #gandiv5. We’ll have more to show you soon …

In the meantime, you can tweet us @gandibar, email us at, on Facebook, G+, or contact us on the #gandi channel on Freenode. \o/