Configuration problems on some of our front-end mail servers caused connection failures to the mail.gandi.net server. 

The problem was identified and resolved today at 21:15 (CEST).

We apologize for the inconvenience.




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SUMMARY: AT A GLANCE
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1. Gandi's new Private VLANs
2. The Web Accelerator - a load balancer for web traffic
3. New extensions: .CM, .FI and .HU.NET
4. A special promotion for US customers
5. Other promotions in progress
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The new year is starting to heat up. Gandi is coming out of the winter cold with a blast of hot new products, and a huge giveaway for US customers that should help you shake off that chill and get ready for spring.


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1. Gandi's new Private VLANs
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All of you who have been wondering what new innovative product we were going to come out with next can stop guessing and start cheering. We are adding the ability to add private networking to our Gandi Cloud VPS instances. It's so simple to set up and use that you might miss how revolutionary the technology we came up with to do it actually is. When we release it as open source, it will rock the cloud computing world, blowing the doors off networking limitations that we and other cloud providers have been bumping up against.
Best of all, it's free to users of Gandi Cloud VPS systems.
http://www.gandibar.net/post/2013/02/05/Is-16-Million-VLANs-enough-for-you



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2. The Web Accelerator - a load balancer for web traffic
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Making web hosting faster is our passion, and we have done some really great things with caching in the last year or so, mostly by optimizing Varnish on Gandi Simple Hosting. We are leveraging that work to make a web load balancing and acceleration solution available this week in beta test.
This feature will let you add web caching and load balancing speed and redundancy features to your Gandi Cloud VPS web servers. This easy-to-use, yet powerful feature brings the kind of speed and optimization that the big web sites use to your sites, without the big bills of dedicated server farms.
http://www.gandibar.net/post/2013/02/11/An-Accelerator-for-your-Web-servers

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3. New extensions : .CM, .FI and .HU.NET
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This month, we are launching three new country-code top-level domains:

The .CM extension from Cameroon is now available at Gandi! Long sought for it's similarity to the ever-popular .COM, this extension can be registered at Gandi for $75 a year, at price level A:
https://www.gandi.net/news/en/2013-01-22/888-new_extension_.cm_at_gandi/

The .FI extension is now available as well, for Finnish residents or companies registered in Finland. You can register a .FI at Gandi for just $26 a year.
https://www.gandi.net/news/en/2013-02-14/906-.fi_domains_available/

The .HU.NET, a great substitute for the official (and hard to register) .HU extension of Hungary, is now available. In contrast to the .HU, which requires Gandi Corporate Services to get, the .HU.NET is obtainable online!
https://www.gandi.net/news/en/2013-02-14/907-new_centralnic_extension/

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4. A Special promotion for US Customers
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Gandi is an international company, and many of us live and work in the USA. We really love talking to our US customers, and we wanted to do something special this year for all of you who subscribe to this newsletter.
Some of you may have noticed already that you have TEN new promo codes in your account. Each of these is good for 50% off of a domain registration in any of the following extensions:  .NET, .ORG, .US, .INFO, .BIZ

You can find the promo codes in your account here:
https://www.gandi.net/admin/billing/promos

These will work until April 1. Enjoy them yourself, or pass them out to friends!



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5. Other promotions in progress
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Heres a quick reminder that we have some other promotions running:

- The .CO extension is also 50% off for the month of February, for all price levels! You can get one for just $16.50 at price level A, and even less for the deeper discount levels.
https://www.gandi.net/news/en/2013-02-01/893-.co_at_half_price/

- Are you a Pro? Check out the .PRO extension at half of the normal price! It's $10 for the month of February, for all price levels:
https://www.gandi.net/news/en/2013-02-01/890-50_off_.pro_domains/

- The .ASIA extension is available for $10.00 for creation of new domains for a year. This promotion is valid until April 30 2013:
https://www.gandi.net/news/en/2013-01-03/871-.asia_for_10/

- The .ME (for Montenegro) extension is 25% off, for creation of new domains at all price levels. Valid until the end of March. See:
https://www.gandi.net/news/en/2013-01-08/878-.me_promo/


So dear reader, as always we want to hear from you. Send us your suggestions, comments, praise, criticism, and witticism. We read what you send to newsletter-en@gandi.net with interest.

Sincerely,

Thomas Stocking
COO, Gandi US, Inc.
http://www.gandi.net



Because the .HU extension is complex to manage (we offer it as part of our Corporate Offer), Centralnic has added .HU.NET to its existing .HU.COM

This extension can be purchased from 1 to 10 years, and is open to everyone (see more info).

Register a .HU.NET :

.HU.NET

Though we have been accredited for a while now, it was only being handled manually and therefore reserved to our Corporate Offer. Today, however it is automated and is available on-line!

.FI domain names are reserved to companies registered in Finland or individuals that live in Finland. You must provide proof of ID to demonstrate this.

.FI domains can be registered for only 1 year, for €20 excl. VAT under A rates (see the extension's information page)

Do you want to register a .FI?

.FI

We are being targeted by DDoS attacks today (starting 13 February around 15h30 CET).

Our infrastructure has experienced two noticeable slowdowns since 15h30, but our teams are handling the attacks as they arrive.

Updates will be provided here.

EDIT 14 feb. 11:36 CET : situation is now stable.



Afilias, the .PRO registry, is working with Gandi to offer you .PRO domain registrations for 50% off the regular purchase price of $20. That's a .PRO for $10! 

This price applies to all discount levels, and is good for new registrations for one year only. It does not apply to renewals or transfers. 

Remember, .PRO is special, and restricted to registered companies. 

Register a .PRO now: 

.PRO

Nestled in the heartland of West Central Africa is the Republic of Cameroon.

Gandi now offers everyone the chance to register domains with the .CM extension. This extension has sometimes been used to register typo-sqatting domains, due to its similarity to .COM. Cameroon, however, is a country with 20 million inhabitants, and they are now opening this extension to everyone.

 

Prices for new registrations of .CM start at $75 for level A, plus VAT. Learn more.

Want to register a .CM? :

 .CM 


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