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:
- Spring sale on .melbourne and .sydney Get Australian domains .melbourne or .sydney for 10 years for the price of one this October
- Tubular sale on .tube, dude What's more tubular than a .tube domains at 50% off through October 31?
- Breaking news news: three news TLDs are on sale News is not dead! Get a News-related TLD from now until December 31: $4.99 for .live, $9.99 for ....
- Six months in .london at 80% off Six months to fall in love with .london—80% off until 31 March
- There’s no better time to buy .tickets Get .tickets from now until August 31, 2018 for just $25
- Me: .me is on sale me to me: get a .me Listen to your inner voice and get a .me for $2.49 for the first year
- Virtual estate for your real estate on sale this fall Eight real estate TLDs you don't need a mortgage to buy on promotion until December 31
- What’s cooler than four cool TLDs on sale? Five cool TLDs on sale Cool domains like .cool, .guru, .ninja, .rocks and .zone are on sale from now until December 31, ...
- Creative domains, affordable price Creative TLDs .photography, .video, .digital, and .media are on sale through the end of the year
- Midterm sale on .study and .courses This post is worth 80% of your final grade. If this semester is sneaking up on you and you’...
- Your .org for 25% off Get your .org domain for the first year at 25% off* through January 15
- Your friendly neighborhood .shop is $9.99 this fall Open up .shop for $9.99 this fall.
- Harvest your own .wine or .vin this season In time for the wine harvest, .wine and .vin are on sale until December 31.
- All about .life and the .world, $1.99 for the first year Time to think about the big things like the whole .world and all .life on it, with these domains ...
- Business-class domains on promo this quarter Some Business class domains—.company, .consulting, .email, .expert, and .solutions—are on sale th...
And ongoing promos:
- We’re predicting .cloud cover through June Long-range forecast: .cloud-y skies through June 2018, at $9.00 per .cloud.
- It’s a festival of Radix domain creations and renewals Great deals abound on Radix domain creations and renewals, including promos on .tech, .online, .s...
- For the rest of the year, .asia is 70% off The .asia TLD is on sale until 2018, and soon it opens up to those outside of Asia.
- Get .org-anized for two years at 15% off Organize your org with a .org for two years at 15% off
- .BLOG domains are on sale Get a customized domain for your blog, on sale at $12 per year.
- Stay on .top with a renewal promo Are you on .top? Stay that way by renewing your .top domain by the end of the year for just $5.90.
- Latest info: .info, is on promo Get a .info from now until the end of 2017 for $4.99 for the first year.
- Go .pro this spring at half-price Going .pro will cost $10.00 for the first year until December, 2017.
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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