Non-profit associations make the world a better place, and we want the world to be better. That's why we just launched a program to help those associations successful in making significant changes by allowing them to benefit from our services at exceptionally low rates, or even in some cases, for free.
The power of our cloud infrastructure has dramatically increased in recent months, with machines that are ever more powerful. This therefore lets us provide you with more power for the same price. Want to know more? Read on for details
We spoke earlier about a new website creation tool that we really liked. After having taken the time to make a special version of it and seamlessly integrate it into Gandi's website, we are pleased to announce that it is finally live and available to everyone!
Zone file management at Gandi is one of the critical aspects of domain names. While efficient, our interfaces remained unchanged since 2006. The new version is the result of much internal discussion, and was designed in such a way as to bring you the improvements that were requested on our wishlist as well as the ones that we would have liked to see as customers ourselves
After the release of our Simple Hosting management API last month, in May we're adding an API to manage resources on our IaaS Cloud Hosting service.
Did you know Gandi doesn't advertise? We have no TV ads, magazine spreads, or radio spots. Our philosophy from the start has been that advertising is unnecessary, and that our customers good words are the only trustworthy way people should learn about us.
DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) is a way to secure a previously insecure protocol: DNS. The most technically adept among Gandi’s customer community have been asking for DNSSEC support for a long time, and now, we are pleased to say, it is available!
Now that the redesign of our backend system is nearly complete, it's time to move on to the phase we've been internally calling Gandi V4. It will consist of an optimization of our website (for speed, usability, etc) and the introduction of Domain name and Web Hosting tools and web interfaces that some of you have been requesting for months, or even, in some cases, for years.
So, I've stumped you, right? Rest assured, I haven't been replaced by Olga the masseuse over vacation. It's just a quick introduction to the first TLD extension available at Gandi in IDN format, .RF (Russian Federation).
To find out what the title of this post means, read on.
Why Monitor Your Domain Name?
A domain name is a distinctive mark, one that lets your customers, your suppliers, all of your contacts know who they are communicating with on the Internet. Depending on the popularity of your brand, your domain name may be subjected to counterfeiting or abuse, in the form of cybersquatting. This can damage or abuse your online identity, allowing others to masquerade as you, to their advantage.
In the last update of our cloud hosting platform , we added a small feature to that will appeal to some of you: SSH key authentication for Expert mode VPS servers.
The latter ordered them to forward two domain names to a page of their choice, specifically one that warns against online gaming and describes the legal actions taken by the authorities against the owners of those websites.
If I'm not mistaken, along with the MegaUpload affair, this is the second time that we have had to deal with this sort of thing.
Our Simple Hosting has been available for a month now. This is our initial assessment, some feedback, and some links you may find useful.
Those that have been following our blog closely are aware that we have been doing a complete overhaul of our domain name platform over the past year.
With this overhaul comes a new domain name and Email API, replacing that already available to resellers. As a special surprise, the new API will also be available for non-resellers too!.
As you may already know, ICANN, the regulatory authority for domain names, authorized the principal registries (.com, .net, .org ...) to increase their pricing in 2007. Of course, the registries were not slow to take advantage of the opportunity. A 7% increase in 2007, and a further 7% in 2008, was followed by yet another 7% increase in mid 2010. Now, Verisign will once again be increasing prices, theortically for the last time, on 15 January 2012 by a further 7%. This makes for a total real increase of 31%, which, given the margins on the product is an enormous pill to swallow. Here is what we will do for you...