Newsletter October 2017
The pace of our drum beat towards the completion of #gandiv5 has increased this month, with new features like new language and database combinations on Simple Hosting, U2F authentication, and one-click SSL.
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- New language and database combinations
- U2F now available on #gandiV5
- SSL and SEO
- Update on #gandiv5 for our resellers
- Rightside and Donuts DPML program merged
- Social media at Gandi
- Promo Roundup
1. New language and database combinations
Our first improvement to report this month is the addition of new language and database options on Simple Hosting, bringing the total number of programming language and database version combinations up to eighteen.
2. U2F now available on #gandiV5
Four years ago we introduced a relatively new security standard, two-factor authentication (2FA), to our account security options. On the anniversary of our announcement of this new feature, we introduced the next evolution: universal two factor (U2F).
The U2F standard has simplified and strengthened 2FA. On #gandiv5, you now can use your U2F key to authenticate your session.
3. SSL and SEO
Ahh SSL and SEO. Having the former can improve the latter. This month we looked at how to get SSL on your Simple Hosting now for free when you upgrade to the S+SSL instance size.
4. Update on #gandiv5 for our resellers
While the tempo of that drumbeat of progress towards #gandiv5 completion is indeed picking up pace, we had thought that our resellers and corporate customers would be able to start migrating to v5 this October but unfortunately, the site is not yet ready for these customers.
5. Rightside and Donuts DPML program merged
Following the acquisition of the Rightside registry by Donuts on July 28, Donuts’s DMPL service is expanding to include Rightside domains. The two programs are effectively being merged.
6. Social media at Gandi
We just passed 10,000 followers on our French-language Twitter handle @gandi_net this month. We took this as an opportunity to tell you how we do social media at Gandi.
7. Promo Roundup
Finally, as with every month, we have a fresh crop of new TLD promotions to round up. As we round out the last few months of 2017, the pace of promotions has cranked up too.
Here’s a look at promos starting in October:
And ongoing promos:
Be sure to check the Promotions tag on our news site for updates.
Our new platform, #gandiv5, is getting new features and improvements everyday. As the drum beat of change keeps steadily increasing its tempo, we’re marching more and more quickly towards the new horizon. But it’s still a work in progress, and no matter how much we increase the pace of updates, we also are committed to not leaving anyone behind.
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