Updates and releases

Newsletter April 2017


  1. FR-SD3 Beta testing extended
  2. The domain name secondary market
  3. Recently-delegated TLDs: April 2017
  4. World Backup Day
  5. TLD release calendar
  6. Promo roundup

Usually, second is not as good as first, but this month we’re taking a few seconds to look at some seconds.

Beta testing on FR-SD3 has been extended, a second chance to try out the new infrastructure before its official opening, we peaked into the world of domaining and the secondary domain name market and also checked in on Recently-delegated TLDs for the second time this year. March 31 was World Backup Day, a day for second copies, so find out how we celebrated and how you can celebrate too (hint: it involves backups) and then check on this month’s TLD releases and of course our promo roundup.

FR-SD3 Beta testing extended

While we initially expected to take FR-SD3 out of beta on March 20, we decided to extend the Beta phase, which is especially good news for anyone already using FR-SD3 in Beta since it means that data usage will remain free.

If you’re one such user or if you’re interested in developments on this, stay tuned, we expect to announce the official opening date fifteen days in advance.

Keep reading about FR-SD3 | Follow hosting developments

The domain name secondary market

We’ve been selling domains since 1999 so it’s no news that domain names are commodities and while it’s existed from the beginning, the secondary domain name market has been attracting some attention lately.

We made some comments this month that might be of interest to anyone interested in investing in domain names.

Learn about the secondary market

Recently-delegated TLDs: April 2017

Also of interest to domainers and people generally interested in domain names and especially the process of introducing new ones, this month after a bit of a hiatus. ICANN’s delegation process has slowed to a trickle, though the TLDs being delegated are increasingly interesting in terms of the insight they provide into the arcane mechanisms of the TLD application and contention processes.

Delve deeper into this month’s recently-delegated TLDs

World Backup Day

Everybody knows April 1st was April Fool’s Day. Or, everyone who’s not a fool, we suppose. But we hope you also know that March 31 is World Backup Day. So just in case some fool pulls something that causes some serious damage, you’ll at least have a backup.

We took the opportunity to discuss using the newly free snapshots in Simple Hosting to create a backup of a phpmysql site.

Read all about it and don’t be a fool

TLD release Calendar

Tuesday April 4:

.africa (Sunrise)

Wednesday April 5:

.fun (GoLive)

Monday April 10:

.baby (GoLive)

Monday April 24:

.realty (GoLive)
.observer (GoLive)

Tuesday April 25:

.eco (GoLive)

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Stay tuned for updates!

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Promo Roundup

And finally, let’s organize these promos:

Only in April (April 1-30):
.im $6.00
Starting April 1:
.college, .rent $9.00 until June 30
.news, .live, .social, .studio, .review, .rocks until June 30
.engineer, .lawyer, .attorney, .vet, .consulting, .dentist until June 30
.work, .fishing, .surf, .yoga, .miami until June 30

Starting April 5:

.fun $12.99 until June 5

Ongoing promotions:

.lat 67% off until May 31
.pro 50% off until June 30
.organic, .bio, .green $9.00 until June 30
.loan, .cricket, .accountant, .faith, .science $5.00
.men, .bid, .win $2.50
.racing, .webcam, .download, .stream, .date, .trade, .review, .party $2.99
.radio.am, .radio.fm $5.70

.bar, .rest
70% off first year until May 15
.tech, .online multi-year renewals until June 30
.click, .link, .lol $3.99
until June 30
.me half price
until December 31
.top $1.50 until December 31
.archi, .black, .blue, .info, .kim, .lgbt, .mobi, .pet, .pink, .poker, .promo, .red, .ski, half price until June 30
.host, .online, .press, .pw, .site, .space, .store, .tech, .website until June 30
.promo half price until June 30

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That’s all we have for April. Check back in with us in a few for May’s newsletter.

In the meantime, you can always reach us at feedback@gandi.net, on Twitter @gandibar or in the #gandi channel on Freenode. \o/