It's now possible to use GeoIP on Simple Hosting instances and on the Web Accelerator.

To do so, just obtain the 'X-Country-Code' from the HTTP header. The value returned will be a country code in the form 'EN', 'FR', 'US', 'GB', and so on, as defined by ISO 3166.

This functionality is useful for multilingual websites, because it allows you to adapt the language the site will be served in based on the country your visitor is located in.

The country code is determined based on a visitor's IP address. Bother IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are supported, and this feature is now available on all Gandi's datacenters.

For more information about using GeoIP on Gandi's Simple Hosting platform, see our support wiki.

The domain availability service will be unreachable on tuesday february 18 between 06:30 and 07:00 (CET). During the maintenance window, the domain queries on the website and the public API will be impacted.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience

Some Gandimail equipment has an incident. Consultation of mailbox on a subset of our equipement is slow. 

Our team is working on fixing the issue.


Update 2014-02-16 09:34 (CET) : beginning of the incident

Update 2014-02-16 10:00 (CET) : our team resolve the technical problem.

These three extensions from UniRegistry have entered Sunrise and are now available for registration (for holders of trademarks obtained from TMCH) and pre-registration (for everybody else).

The General Availability phase (Go Live) will occur 15 April 2014 at 11:00am PST (17:00 UTC).  The prices are as follows (A rates, without applicable taxes):

  • .gift Sunrise: $283.00, Go Live (pre-registration): $21.75
  • .photo Sunrise: $289.67, Go Live (pre-registration): $32.49
  • .pics Sunrise: $283.00, Go Live (pre-registration): $21.75

A maintenance on our gandimail platform this will be held on 15/02/2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 0:00 UTC. 

.Disturbances may occur during this maintenance (lack of access to in IMAP/POP3).

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience

Our platform is targeted by an ongoing DDOS. Our team is currently mitigating the attack.


13:12 (CET) : a quite large DDOS is impacting our network.

13:16 (CET) : a initial mitigation is activated by our network team.

A subset of PaaS instances (behing is still unreachable.

13:34 (CET) : we are shutting down some peers.

13:38 (CET) : situation is now more stable. PaaS instances on are nevertheless still unreachable.

14:07 (CET) : PaaS instances are now reachable.

14:45 (CET) : we have enable our peering back. The situation is now back to normal.

.BERLIN, Germany's second new geographic extension (after .RUHR) enters Sunrise on 14 February.

This Sunrise is a bit special – it's similar to a Landrush, but it's first-come, first-served, just like Berliners at your local bakery. That means that while you must possess the corresponding trademark from TMCH (more info in this post) to be able to register the domain, if someone else owns the same trademark, the first one to register the domain wins!

Of course, it just wouldn't be German if there weren't a few rules:

  • One of the domain's contacts (other than the billing contact) must have an address in Berlin. Gandi doesn't (yet) offer a local contact for this extension, so you'll need to make the necessary arrangements,
  • The administrative contact must be an individual, and
  • The domain must be activated within 12 months of its registration (website, redirection or email addresses; in the case of a website, it must have some relationship to the city of Berlin).

The Sunrise price for a .berlin is $312.18 at A rates.

There will be no Landrush phase for this extension.

General Availability starts the day after the Sunrise phase ends, 18 March at 10am UTC, at which point the price will be $52.18/year.

Please note that invalid applications submitted during Sunrise will not be refunded.

As of Wednesday, 12 February, seven new extensions are added to the Donuts General Availability menu.

Here are the prices, at A rates:

As usual, orders that cannot be completed will be refunded.

Whether we're talking about secret societies, dance parties or blunt weapons, we all know humans love clubs. 

And the numbers don't lie: according to our pre-reservation tool, .club is one of the most highly-anticipated new extensions among Gandi customers, with more than 4,500 reservations over the last few months and a consistent ranking among the 20 most popular new gTLDs.

The 60-day Sunrise phase for .club started 28 January and will end on 29 March 2014. The Landrush phase will follow, from 1 April to 1 May, with the extension entering General Availability starts on 7 May at a price of $13.43.

If you don't hold a trademark from TMCH, you can nevertheless pre-register your .club right now and we'll submit your order for you during Sunrise, Landrush or at the beginning of General Availability, according to your choice.

Note: No baby seals were harmed in the writing of this post.

The new .CEO extension is entering Sunrise today, where it will remain until March 11th. The Landrush phase will follow, from 17 to 24 March.

General availability is scheduled for March 28th, 2014.

The primary purpose of this extension is apparently to verify the domain owner's status as a real CEO, where he or she can be free to express their views and opinions without worrying about those troublesome parody social media accounts. It’s apparently short for "Credible. Exceptional. Official." and will help with "branding the cult of the CEO." Also, .ceo is, and we quote, "The only address on the internet to convey Authority and Power." Well, we think .guru would beg to differ!

The Sunrise price of this new gTLD will be $258.68 USD, which includes the Sunrise application as well as 2 years of registration.

During Landrush and General Availability, the price will be $89.68 per year.

Similar domains registered during Sunrise or Landrush will be subject to an auction organized by the Registry.

For more information, see the .ceo TLD info page.

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