Kyoto is a beautiful, ancient and historic city. It’s shinto shrines, together constituting a UNESCO world heritage site, solemnly stand guard over a city that witnessed the birth of the Empire of Japan as well as the birth of a new era of greenhouse gas emissions with the Kyoto protocol.

Now, Kyoto has it’s own TLD: .kyoto, which is entering the GoLive phase today, 10 February.

This extension, which is available for 89.32 USD or 74.44 EUR (excluding tax) per year at A rates, is open to anyone in one of the following categories:

- Kyoto municipalities and local governments

- Public and private institutions with a valid physical address in Kyoto

- Organizations, companies, and other businesses with a valid physical address in Kyoto; an

- Natural persons with a valid physical address in Kyoto.

With the new .kyoto TLD, the great city of Kyoto enters a new era on the internet.

Register a .kyoto?

.kyoto


It’s a topsy-turvy economic world and while we wish exchange rates would just stay the same forever (economic consequences of that aside), unfortunately that’s not the case.

Since Gandi does have to pay registries generally in the currency of the country they are located in, exchange rates are a factor in the pricing of our domains in any particular currency.

And due to recent fluctuations in currency exchange rates, we’ve had to make some adjustments to some of the rates of our TLDs. We wanted to let you know so you wouldn’t be surprised.

The good news is, most of the affected TLDs haven’t had any rate changes in the past three years.

In any case, starting 1 March 2016, most extensions registered by Centralnic will experience a price increase of 10% on prices IN EUROS (EUR) ONLY on all rate scales for all operations. The TLDs affected are the following:

.ae.org, .ar.com, .br.com, .cn.com, .eu.com, .gb.com, .hu.com, .jp.net, .jpn.com, .kr.com, .la, .no.com, .qc.com, .ru.com, .sa.com, .se.com, .uk.com, .uk.net, .us.com, .za.com

Also on 1 March, .co, .hn, .ht, .je, .ms, .sx, .vc, .im, .tl, and .tc will be going up as well, also by 10% and on all operations and rate scales. This increase applies to EUROS (EUR) but also to TAIWAN DOLLARS (TWD) as well.

Again on 1 March, .bank, .auto, .cars, .car, .luxury, and .ceo will be increasing by 5% on all operations at all rates in EUROS (EUR) and TAIWAN DOLLARS (TWD) ONLY.

On 1 March, 2016, prices on .gg will increase by 5% on all operations at all rates in EUROS (EUR) ONLY.

And finally, 1 March, 2016, rates for .gy, .mx, .sc and .travel will be increasing by 5% on all operations at all price scales in EUROS (EUR) and TAIWAN DOLLARS (TWD) ONLY.


Click

It’s the sound of a pen, of a light switching on (or off), of a knob going up that extra notch. It can also be the sound of a beetle, of toenails on tile floor, or even a discreet phoneme in some languages.

The sound of the future starts with a click on the 24 track, an idea can click, and of course, you can click your mouse.

Fan now, from February 1 through June 30, 2016.click the only TLD devoted to an onomatopoeia, is on sale for $3.62 per year (normally $12.41 at A rates).

Also on sale for $4.21 per year (normally $14.42 at A rates) is .link. And where would we be clicking if it weren’t for links? And just like click, a link can be just as many things: an internet link, a link to the past, a link of sausage, or a link on a golf course.

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

Before the more than 1,200 new niche gTLDs like .beer, .coffee, .ninja, and .space, there were only just super generic TLDs like .com, .org, .net and country-specific ones like .us, .fr, and .co.uk. Back then, if you wanted a cool TLD, you had to get creative.

And thus, a crop of unintentionally significant domains became popular: .mx (the ccTLD for Mexico, but also short for “mail”), .io (the ccTLD for the British Indian Ocean Territory but also “Input/Output”) and .pw (the ccTLD for the Republic of Palaos, but also “professional web” or “password”).

Well, this month, we’re going old-school this month by offering the latter, .pw, for just $0.99 per year (it’s normally $10.00 per year at A rates), from February 1 through February 29, 2016 at 2:59 PM PST. And while .pw does stand for "password", your .pw domain doesn't have to be secret.

What's your .pw?

.pw


 


Gandi is no huge, multi-national corporation. And maybe it's just because we’re an Internet company, but despite that, we’ve always been aware that the little things we do in our community, locally, can have a big impact, globally.

In fact, it's probably because we’re not a behemoth organization that we can appreciate this nuance.

Well, from February 1 until February 29 at 2:59 PM PST, (23:59 Paris or Luxembourg time, 6:59 AM Taiwan time) .global domains, a TLD with a worldwide scope, will be available for $20.00 per year. These domains normally cost $95.34 per year at A rates, so all together that comes to about 70% off.

This promotion is for those with the vision to think globally. But we don’t see why it can’t be for those who act locally as well. And in our experience, the two go hand in hand.

Think .global?

.global

 


Good news for residents and companies headquartered in one of the 28 members states of the European Union! Europe’s own TLD, .eu, is on sale this month for half-price.

From 1 February through 29 February at 11:59 PM UTC, .eu domains will be € 6.00 per year (normally they are € 12.00 at A rates).

Register a .eu?

.eu



Most people buy cards and chocolates and roses and get dinner reservations at crowded restaurants to drink red wine and eat oysters but that’s not really what Valentine’s Day is about if we’re to believe the propaganda, right?

It’s about love and romance and passion and all the things you can’t fit in a cheesy two-dollar paper card.

Well, we may not be able to get you reservations at a fancy restaurant, get you fancy jewelry or even a fancy card but what we can give you is .pink and .red domains for just $3.26 per year (normally $8.15 at A rates), from now until February 14 at 2:59 PM PST.

So take your loved one far away from crowded restaurants and greetings cards. Go to the mountains! Or a cabin in the woods. And when you wrap your arms around that special someone in front of a rustic fireplace, show that person your love with a bouquet of .pink and .red domains. Nothing says “love” like a domain name.

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

Our 80%-off sale last week on .ski and .bio domains is over, but we have got some fresh powder for your slopes and some more all-natural 100% organic, No Bullshit brand fertilizer for your crops: .ski and .bio domains are still on promotion, now for 50% off. So if you missed last week’s promotion, it’s not too late.

From now until the afternoon of Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2:59 PM PST (and what's a more romantic gift than matching .ski and .bio domains?), .ski domains will be available for $15.99 (normally $31.98 at A rates) and .bio domains will be available for $31.98 (normally $63.96 at A rates).

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

“Wine is a good and beautiful substance,” Roland Barthes wrote in the landmark deconstruction of French culture, Mythologies. Maybe we wouldn’t agree with all of his analysis, but we have to admit, he’s got us there.

And today that “belle et bonne substance” enters the GoLive phase:  .vin (French for “wine”) and .wine will now be available for $68.09 per year (at A rates). They age well.

Register a domain under one of these TLDs?:

.tld

Just above the physiological needs like eating, sleeping, drinking water on Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs is Safety. More than just about anything else above the base necessities of just continuing body functions in normal circumstances, safety takes a priority.

Today the TLDs we have entering the GoLive phase address this need for safety: .protection and .security, now available for $2214.19 per year (at A rates), respectively.

And then there’s .theatre. As much as we would like to think .theatre is a fundamental need of all people, Maslow would probably put it up in the self-actualization part of the pyramid (though some may put it under “Love/Belonging”). Either way, .theatre is entering the GoLive phase today as well and is now available for $594.19 at A rates.

Do you need a domain in one of these TLDs?:

.tld

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