The General Availability period for the first new TLDs is only a week away, and the rhythm of weekly Sunrise openings is in full swing. Today, the Donuts registry is offering us a bouquet of 5 new TLDs, with promises of two more next week. 

And so today, Tuesday, 28 January, we welcome our five new friends:

This particularly interesting set of extensions is already available for pre-registration (or for conversion, if you've already made pre-reservations).

Next Tuesday, the Sunrise phase will begin for the following two newcomers.

You can already pre-reserve these two new TLDs using the links above.

Rendez-vous here next Tuesday for the big day!

What now?

  • Pre-registrations can be managed from the Orders in Progress page of your Gandi account. (Pre-reservations are also on your Orders in Progress page, under the Pre-reservations tab.)
  • For more information on the new TLDs in general, see this page.
  • Questions? Ask us at @gandibar on Twitter (link opens in a new window).

Note: The French version of this post can be found here.

Periodically, we have to do some things to the mail servers to keep them running smoothly. This is one of those ocasions, so tonight from 22h00 to 23h00 UTC, we will be working on the mail. 

We are not expecting any customer impact due to this maintenance, but we feel it is important to let our customers know what we are doing, just in case. 

As the countdown nears 0 for public availability of the first new TLDs (beginning of February), more are entering Sunrise every week.

This week, there are 8 new extensions available for pre-registration. The list is as follows:

At Gandi, .link and .education finished with the highest number of pre-reservations, followed by .camp.

This week's fun fact: .ruhr is the first new geographic TLD in Europe. Don't get too excited: it's reserved to inhabitants of the Ruhr region of Germany.

Sunrise registration is available as of today at Gandi for all of the above TLDs.

A Maintenance is scheduled Wednesday January 22 between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM UTC.

During this time you will not be able to edit your site but it will remain online.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

Update 2014-01-21 16:36 UTC: The maintenance has been postponed.

We are currently experiencing an incident on a storage unit.

The situation should be resolved shortly.  In the meantime, please do not attempt to restart your server. 

We apologise for any inconvenience.


UPDATE: 13h46 CEST - The I/Os stacks are now recovering

UPDATE: 13h50 CEST - End of incident


An emergency maintenance will occur on the webmail tonight between 23:00 UTC and 1:00 UTC. Disconnections may happen. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.


0:18 UTC: Maintenance work successfully completed.

As the first landrush phases are approaching (by the end of the month), a new batch of extensions is entering the Sunrise phase, reserved for trademark holders.

This week's Sunrise group for the Donuts registry:

As usual, you must possess an SMD file obtained from the TMCH to be able to reserve a domain name during the Sunrise phase of a new TLD.

Registrations during the Landrush phase (in 60 days) and during General Availability (in 90 days) are already possible. We will submit pre-orders first, after which orders will be submitted on a first-come, first-served basis, as of 14 January.

Next Tuesday, 21 January, 2014, the following Donuts TLDs will enter Sunrise: .education, .institute, .repair, .camp and .glass.

The other (non-Donuts) TLDs that will become available in the following days are as follows:

  • .christmas
  • .club
  • .gift
  • .guitars
  • .kiwi
  • .link
  • .luxury
  • .menu
  • .mina (everyone, in Japanese characters)
  • .online and .site (in Cyrillic characters)
  • .online and .website (in Chinese characters)
  • .pics
  • .photo
  • .ruhr
  • .shabaka (in Arabic script)
  • .uno

The French version of this post is over here.

An interruption of service on SimpleHosting happened temporarily between 12h53 and 13h27 (CET).

Only a part of the instances have been impacted.

We are currently looking into the cause of this issue.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

It's the first Tuesday of the year, which means it's the 2014's first batch of new TLDs, brought to you by Donuts.

This week's Sunrise includes the following newcomers:

As usual, you must be in possession of an SMD file acquired from TMCH to be able to reserve a domain name during the Sunrise period.

Coming up next Tuesday (14 January 2014), Donuts will be kicking off another Sunrise for the following new TLDs:

  • .builders
  • .email
  • .solutions
  • .support
  • .training

Note: The French version of this post is over here.

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