A very special program! From now until December 31st 2012, if you have the last version of Mozilla Thunderbird, you can benefit from a free personal .ME email address at Gandi.net.
But the cherry on top is that the address will be automatically configured for your Thunderbird!
To do this, simply install the last version of Mozilla Thunderbird (you can download it here if needed).
Once installed, when you create your email address, it will offer you a personalized email address based on your first and last name, which you would have previously entered. The difference is that the .ME registry and Gandi will offer you the domain name for free for one year starting from the creation date!
This exceptional offer is only valid until December 31st 2012, and only via Thunderbird!
Note: only one .ME per person will be offered. In the case of an abuse of this offer, all of the domains will be deleted and the account will be blocked.
Update: This promotion is currently available only in limited areas. If you end up with a charge listed for the domain you select, you are not in an area where the promotion is valid.
For 4 days, from November 16th through the 19th, the Mexican registry is giving us a great promo on the creation and renewal of .MX domain names: 50% off 1 and 2-year creations, as well as 50% offrenewals from 1 to 5 years!
This translates to only 18 euros for creations and renewals under A rates.
Note, however, that .com.mx domains are not part of this promo, and that it starts and ends at Midnight in Mexico's time (GMT-6).
From now until January 1st 2013, the .ASIA registry is offering its .ASIA extension at a very low price for every new creation. This offer is valid for 1-year creations and does not include renewals or transfers.
Under A rates and excl. VAT, the extension is available during this promo at $5 (instead of $25). You can see all the .ASIA prices here.
The extension is open to everyone without restrictions.
As of 16:45 UTC Oct 29, 2012, our Baltimore data center has seen no effects from the leading edges of hurricane Sandy. We are seeing many power outages in the local area, however, and we caution our hosting customers that while our power systems are highly redundant, it would be prudent to expect outages of connectivity, and possibly even power over the next 24-48 hours. The size of this storm is unusually large, and the effects expected to be severe.
Update: As of 15:00 UTC, the Baltimore Data Center has not lost power or suffered a degradation in service, despite losing one of the redundant connections to the Internet.
Resolved: The cyclone "Sandy" did not manage to take out power or significantly affect the Baltimore data center hosting or network services.
This am two of Gandi's peering locations from Paris dropped, and began to "flap", or come up and go down again rapidly. As the routes were re-calculated, our core switches became quite busy for a few minutes, slowing down transport. Some customers reported an interruption in service.
The peering locations stabilized and our routers followed soon after. The entire incident lasted slightly less than 20 minutes.
Our teams noticed the issue and decided to allow the automated systems to recover without intervention, which they did. No hosted systems were taken offline, but connectiviity was interrupted for some customers.
To give you a little more time to adapt, we have left the old version of Gandi's website accessible at the following address: http://v3.gandi.net
Of course, all the operations that you could do on the old version will work on the new :)
Also, if you are still a little bit lost, despite our efforts to not totally mess-up the interfaces, you can continue to perform all your operations on the old version of the website. We will keep it in place for 2 to 3 weeks, so that you will have enough time to become used to the new site ;)
Finally, if you find bugs, things that dont quite work well, anomalies, or you would simply like to give us some feedback, please feel free to write to firstname.lastname@example.org