This may come as a surprise, but we're pretty nerdy around here, so it makes sense that .io is one of our favorite TLDs.
It seems that you, our customers, feel the same way. Thanks to your undying nerdery, we've always been able to offer extremely competitive prices on .io domains.
Today, we're pleased to announce that we're dropping prices on .io! Previously, one-year registrations and renewals were $39 (at A rates). Starting today, the new prices will be:
Note: This change will only be applied to USD, not EUR or GBP, due to currency fluctuations in favor of the US dollar. Also, customers in the US have been clamoring the loudest for .io promo codes. We oblige.
Following the deregulation of the Swiss Franc (CHF) by the Swiss Central Bank, the exchange rate with other currencies has experienced a major and highly-criticized change (+20%!).
This decision is not without consequences for companies purchasing products from Switzerland. In our case, this effects the extensions operated by the Swiss registry SWITCH which manages the .CH and .LI extensions.
This is why, in accordance with our contract, we are forced to apply an increase of €1.50 excl. VAT per year for .CH domains, as well as an increase of €2 excl. VAT per year for .LI domains in all price rates.
This increase takes effect immediately.
We will be monitoring the exchange rate over the next few weeks, and if it turns out that the currency returns to a more "normal" value, we will adapt our price accordingly.
Additionally, please note that for the first quarter of the year, we are going to be working on the integration of our catalogue into Swiss Francs, so that our Swiss customers are not penalized.
We had some delay getting into .SPACE, so Gandi mission control is offering you this status update.
The Sunrise is over, and we are in the Landrushphase starting Monday, January 19th at 16:00 UTC, for a full week. The GoLive date is January 28 16h00 UTC.
Every so often, the registries allow us to do something special and offer this kind of special promo during Landrush. It's a great deal, so take advantage of it now!
The .SPACE TLD is priced at $169.83 during Sunrise (excluding tax). It will be $9.60 (for all price levels) during the Landrush, and will return to$12.97 per year at GoLive.
Note! We accidentally sent an email about this to a few more people than we intended. If you are one of those people, we do apologise for doing so. We hope you don't mind knowing about the promo all the same.
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Update Tuesday, January 20, 2:30 p.m. PST (2015-01-20 22:30 UTC):
There were some difficulties yesterday registering .space domains during Landrush (operations were failing with "2201 : Trademark Claims Period for .space is not open"). This issue has been resolved. For details, see status.gandi.net.
To start 2015 off right, we're happy to present a festive promo for 40% off on the ever-popular .me. From now until April 1, you can register your .me domain at $14.40 instead of the usual $24 at A rates (new one-year registrations only).