Connections are important. In the past decade or so, social networks have proven that point astonishingly well, as though it needed to be proven. But it's something we know is even deeper at the heart of the Internet as well: connecting people, yes, but also connecting networks, connecting machines, or even just connecting a website to a domain name.
This January, connecting is a little easier. From January 1 until January 31, 2016, .link, the TLD made to connect, will be on sale for an incredible 80% off. That means, a .link domain that normally costs $12.02 will be available for just $2.41 per year.
Thought you would spend time away from the computer during the holidays? Think again, as you might just want to try out our new DNS API.
LiveDNS, our upcoming DNS platform, offers a REST API now available in bêta that makes it easy for developers to programatically pilot their zones and automate DNS management. You can easily create a zone file and assign it to one or more domains with a couple of HTTP calls.
The new service has its own set of nameservers that we update immediately upon any change you make. We completely redesigned the backend, and we hope you'll like it.
Keep in mind that the platform is in Beta, so we don't recommend that you use its nameservers in production just yet. If you're feeling adventurous, you can point your domain to the new LiveDNS nameservers once you have created the appropriate records using the API:
In order to provide better support for the system images offered on our IaaS platform, we will reduce the number of available systems starting January 14, 2016. We have decided to focus our efforts on the more commonly used systems and encourage you to deploy your favorite images on our HVM platform yourself.
At the same time, we have decided to also introduce something new. We are happy to announce that FreeBSD is now officially supported by Gandi, after several weeks of beta testing by developers, community members and enthusiasts.
Starting January 14, 2016, only these systems will still be maintained by Gandi staff:
Debian 8.x and 7.x
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 12.04 LTS
CentOS 7.x and 6.x
FreeBSD 10.2 (a ZFS version and a UFS version)
All other images will be flagged as deprecated on January 14, 2016 and will be removed on June 14, 2016, at which point you will no longer be able to create new servers or disks with them. You will therefore have a six-month period to transition to newer systems or maintain your own legacy images using snapshots.
As part of our ongoing effort to transition our customers to the new HVM platform, supported images will only be available for one architecture (x86_64) as we are also deprecating all 32-bit images on our Xen platform.
Going forward, we will offer the latest stable versions of selected systems according to the release schedules of the upstream developers. Please see our wiki article for detailed information about supported and deprecated images.
We encourage our customers to take advantage of the new HVM platform features to build their own images. Please contact our developers and support agents through the usual channels if you need any help.
It's a busy time of year, we get it. There's a lot of running around getting last minute gifts, travelling to be with family, and, of course, celebrating various wintertime festivities but we suggest thinking about the future. The classic generic TLDs of the past are slowly getting more and more saturated. The future is in .xyz. While most new gTLDs focus on specific niches, .xyz is for anyone and is becoming the go-to alternative gTLD. So before the ball drops and 2015 goes down with a champagne toast, remember to take advantage of our great $5.00 promotion on .xyz (normally $13.63), this deal only lasts until 4:00 PM PST on December 31st.
To be honest, it kind of bugs us that there are those who only think about Ireland and the .irish on St. Patrick's Day. As a result, all they know about either is shamrocks and leprechaun, "luck-o-the-Irish" and beer that's dyed green.
Well, we couldn't be further from St. Patrick's Day, but we want to show our love for all things .Irish just to spite the types we talked about above. Domains in the .irish extension are available until November 10December 31, 2015February 29, 2016 for just $15.00, versus the normal $47.82 at A rates.
So there's no better time than now to get one. Let the ones who only ever think of the Irish in March pay full-price.
A new promotion from the Minds + Machines Registry means 50-75% off until 23:59 UTC on December 31, 2015January 31, 2016 some TLDs that compliment each other well.
Minds + Machines has a whole suite of interrelated TLDs. You might call this kind of relationship synergy, which is a word the square community uses to mean "works well together." Not being squares ourselves, we prefer to think of these TLDs like fine wines. In that spirit, we created a pairing guide for this promotion.
Here's a sample:
.beer Pairs well with: - .cooking for beer-bread and beer-battered onion rings - .garden for bench-seating and Oktoberfest - .rodeo for American-flag t-shirts - .surf for beach parties Do not pair with: - .vodka, no .beer before liquor …
.cooking Pairs well with: - .garden for vegetarians - .vodka for pasta sauce Do not pair with: -.horse (unless you are French)
.fashion Pairs well with: - .fishing for rubber overalls - .garden for breezy summer outfits and string-light illuminated cocktail parties Do not pair with: -.rodeo
But our favorite is .horse Pairs well with: - .rodeo for obvious reasons - .fishing for horseback casting - .surf for those who hang four (horse don't have toes) - .vodka but only for Russian equestrians and the recommendation of the house: - .yoga for Horse Yoga
Here's the whole list of TLDs included in this promotion, in alphabetical order, of all the TLDs on sale with their promotional prices per year (each is normally available for $38.34) in A rates :
Protection and security are our wheelhouses. Whether it's the protection and security of your domain, of your personal information, of your data, or of access to your site through SSL, security and protection are our top concerns.
Which is why we're happy to see two new related gTLDs entering the Sunrise phase: .protection and .security.
During this phase, these domains will be available for $3294.19 per year.
When these extensions enter a 24 hour Landrush phase at 6:00 AM PST on January 26. 2016, they will be available for $3294.19 per year.
Then, when they enter the GoLive phase on January 27, 2016 at 6:00 AM PST, they will be available for $2214.19 per year.
But that's not all. Since these are TLDs specifically focused on security and protection, while being open to anyone (in Sunrise anyone with a TMCH claim), the site you put on a domain in one of these extensions will need to be https only, using a valid TLS protocol (including redirections).
Packet-journey (pktj) allows network operators to mount easy-to-configure, scalable software routers. To accomplish this, the application is based on DPDK drivers and libraries and utilises functionalities which are native to the Linux kernel, forming a bridge between fast-forwarding and flexible software routing.
The software provides features like:
choice of the best route with LPM
learning of routes via the netlink kernel mechanism
the ability to communicate certain packets to the kernel
performance which is proportional to the number of receipt queues and CPU cores configured at boot
Have a look at the project on our GitHub page. We'd love to hear what you think!
You can regulate from the outside or you can regulate from the inside. In the second case, it's feedback that makes the system work. And just look at the online world if you need an example: feedback loops abound in tech companies developing the next big thing. Web developers in developing new interfaces need feedback. And teams supporting just about any tech products rely on customer feedback.
That's why it's great that now feedback has it's own TLD: .feedback, which is now entering the Sunrise phase.
It actually entered the Sunrise phase October 20, so we're a little late in offering this domain, but Sunrise still extends until January 6, and until then, domains in this extension can be purchased with a TMCH claim for $2214.19 per year.
Since this extension is intended to bring together Internet feedback, all domains registered in .feedback are automatically redirected towards a dedicated platform provided by the registry.
Landrush on this extension will go from January 9 to January 18, 2016 (until 5:59 AM PST). During this period, you have a chance to register a .feedback domain for just $10.63 per year, provided you commit to stay with the registry's platform during the duration of your domain's registration.
Then, on January 18 at 6:00 AM PST sharp, domains will be available in this extension in the GoLive phase for $41.41 at A rates.