Newsletter October 2016
|SUMMARY: AT A GLANCE|
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.
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.
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.
Just three TLDs will be or have already been released this month:
Thursday October 6:
Wednesday October 26:
Thursday October 27:
.网站 (.xn--5tzm5g “website“) (Landrush )
Stay tuned for updates!
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:
Starting October 1:
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:
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
.store $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
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 …
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