Some 29% of English words have a French origin. Sometimes these are words for specific concepts like laissez-faire or déjà vu, but it’s also a lot of words that have a more boring-sounding English way to say them but have that certain je ne sais quoi in French.
You could have a fun night out, but make it a soirée and it’s just that much more sophisticated. Or maybe you’re bored? Call it ennui and turn it into a philosophical condition.
From April 1 through June 30, 2016 we have a few extensions like this on sale for just $10.00 a piece (per year) that give your domains the same allure.
For example, don’t just open a store, make it a .boutique (normally $32.49 at A rates). A trip becomes that much more epic when you make it a .voyage (which goes for $52.65 at A rates). And maybe you knew .maison is French for house?
We should also mention a couple that maybe haven’t quite crossed over into English yet: .immo and .sarl (usually $38.34 each) that are both on sale. The former is for the real estate industry and the later is the equivalent of “LLC” in a company name.
Cinco de Mayo, the day we all know as when the Mexicans defeated the French, is just around the corner and all month this April, .mx domains, the country TLD for Mexico, is on sale for $16.00 per year. That’s a third off the normal price of $48.00, from April 1 through 30 (at 5:00 PM PDT), so don’t delay.
With a lot of new gTLDs honing in on particular niches, two TLDs have aimed for the generic: .website and .site.
Of course, you can use a domain name for many different things. But there’s one use that is so closely associated with the idea of a domain name that it’s easy to confuse the two terms. We’re talking, of course, about websites.
And what better TLDs, then, to build a website on than a .website or a .site? Well, now could be the time to do it because both are on sale from April 1 until April 30, 2016 (at midnight UTC or 5:00 PM PDT) for just $1.99 per year (normally $17.87 for .site and $16.81 for .website per year at A rates).
Interesting things happen when you’re live. People go off-script, improvise, say and do unexpected things or just feel more spontaneous and direct. Sports is more exciting live. Comedy in front of a live studio audience is funnier. Live news is more breaking and live politics is more raw. Live music is more powerful.
That’s why it’s great that from April 1 until June 30, 2016, .live is on sale for $15.57 per year (normally $31.15 at A rates).
A .live domain also goes well with .rocks and .social, which are two other TLDs on sale since January. That was supposed to end March 31, but that’s now been extended to June 30.
Starting today, April 1, domains through the FFM registry will be available for just $2.00 per domain per year. And this is no April Fool's Day joke. In case you don’t have that list memorized, here it is:
South Africa is one country where city TLDs have really caught on. In fact, three of South Africa’s major cities—Durban, Capetown and Johannesburg—have embraced the future and gotten their own TLDs: .durban, .capetown and .joburg.
Now, for one day only (22 March 12:00 AM UTC to 11:59 PM UTC), all three TLDs will be on sale for €3.00, USD$3.00, £2.50, or TWD$110 (depending on your preferred currency). That's upwards of 80% off.
Get one now while you have the chance to take advantage of such a great deal.
This Saturday March 19 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm (in whatever timezone you're in) is Earth Hour. Earth Hour, for those who are not familiar, is a movement organized by our friends at WWF (along with other volunteer organizations), with the goal of bringing everyone together for one hour a year to make a statement about protecting our planet.
For just this one hour, we encourage everyone—individuals, families, communities, businesses, roommates—to turn off all non-essential lights; we'll be keeping our non-essential lights off.
And it got us thinking about other ways we can support the environment. For one, in our San Francisco office, we’re working towards a zero-waste office space, composting as much as possible, and recycling as much as we can’t compost. You can find out some of the things you can do for Earth Hour on this page. And we wanted to do something for you to be more bio-friendly as well.
So in honor of Earth Hour, from March 18-20, we’ll be offering .bio domains, the premier TLD for organic food and farming, for just $8.00 per year (normally $63.96 per year at A rates). Get one and spread the word about Earth Hour. Like the larger fight against climate change, this only works if we all pitch in.
If you’re in most of the English-speaking world you might go to a pub once a day, once a week, once a month or less but in North America a pub is a place you go just one day per year: St. Patrick’s Day. The one day when everybody is Irish (especially if they’re not actually Irish).
And now that that time of year is rolling around, we thought it was a perfect opportunity to make going to the .pub a bit more affordable by making putting .pub on sale for just $7.00 per year (as opposed to the normal $38.34 at A rates), from March 7 to March 18, 2016 (Irish time of course).
So listen to a jig, wear green, and maybe even do something authentically Irish. And of course, go out to the .pub.
Better send the kids to bed for this one. We’ll give you a minute.
Everyone all tucked in? Okay. Let’s get freaky.
Spring is in the air. Buds are forming on the trees, birds are building their nests, the bunnies are frolicking in the clover, and we all know what those things symbolize.
So this spring, from March 1 through midnight UTC on May 31, our 18+ extensions are all on sale: .adult, .porn, .sex, and .xxx for just $12.00 per year on all four extensions.
As a public service announcement, we would like to remind you that as with all Gandi domains, your domain registration entitles you to one free, single-address, standard-validation SSL certificate, and while we encourage you to have fun with these domains, also be safe and use protection.