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Newsletter December 2014: Hosting statistics, new TLDs, and Operation Twitter LoveBattle


  1. You choose the winner for .XYZ and Gandi to sponsor - on Twitter!
  2. Escapades of the Gandi US team
  3. ... and of the Paris team
  4. More detailed hosting statistics
  5. Promo Roundup
  6. December new gTLD release calendar

It is a distinctly European week in domains, this first week of December, with launches for .PARIS, .BZH (for the Brittany region, and also pretty fun to say out loud), and next week .IMMO (how you abbreviate real restate in French). Later this month are some very cool general openings as well, like .SOFTWARE and .PIZZA (Dec 10). Since these TLDs naturally go together, it should be an interesting day, indeed. If you are wondering what else is happening in domains this month, check out our release calendar at the end of this newsletter.

The Gandi US team was all over the country in November; you can read about our escapades below.

1. You choose the winner for .XYZ and Gandi to sponsor - on Twitter!

Last month, we offered an incredible deal on .xyz domains: just $4.00 for a new registration, and that price is still good through December. That's not all it got you though, since Gandi and the .XYZ registry each kicked in to contribute $1 to one of our favorite organizations, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, for each domain you bought.

We want to share the love again, and this time we will let you choose who the beneficiary will be for December. Vote for your favorite organization by retweeting the @gandibar tweet for your favorite supported project: Fight For the Future, FreeBSD, or Creative Commons. We'll donate to each organization in direct proportion to how many retweets each has received as of Thursday, December 11.

See our news post for details.

2. Escapades of the Gandi US team

November was a busy month for us. We were thrilled by the number of Gandi customers we met among the throngs of system administrators at LISA in Seattle, where some of you may have gotten to try our hosting infrastructure at the Intro to Docker tutorial, where we provided VMs for attendees. Then we headed to Kansas City for Compute Midwest as well as a hackathon and a slew of meetups in the blossoming Silicon Prairie (from which your humble narrator happens to hail).

We also put in an appearance at the Non-profit software development summit in Oakland, CA.

You can see where we'll be in our Lanyrd guide, and if your favorite conference isn't there, let us know!

3. ...and of the Paris team

Our research and development teams have participated in the organization of the first international "Smart Cloud Networks and Systems" event, held December 3 to 5 at Télécom Paritech. Join us to discuss best practices in the Cloud, or visit for more information.

Then, from December 12 to 14, the Saint-Brieuc coworking space la:matrice is organizing #hackathon22 on the use of Open Data by French regions.

4. More detailed hosting statistics

Stats on your servers and Simple Hosting instances have gotten a makeover! You now have access to a more detailed overview of your CPU, memory, disk and bandwidth usage on your instances and servers, allowing you to make more informed decisions about the amount of resources you choose to allocate.

The new statistics will be available via our API by the end of the month.

5. Promo Roundup

Here's a summary of all the promotions we have running on domain names:

6. December new gTLD release calendar

Here's our calendar of expected domain releases this month. As usual, don't hold us to it! Things change all the time, but right now this is how it looks to us:

Monday December 1:

.taipei (Sunrise)

Tuesday December 2:

.paris (GoLive)
.delivery (Sunrise)
.energy (Sunrise)

Thursday December 4:

.bzh (GoLive)

Sunday December 7:

.auction (3-day Landrush)
.business (3-day Landrush)
.immo (3-day Landrush)
.network (3-day Landrush)
.pizza (3-day Landrush)
.software (3-day Landrush)

Monday December 8:

.green (Sunrise)

Wednesday December 10:

.auction (GoLive)
.business (GoLive)
.immo (GoLive)
.network (GoLive)
.pizza (GoLive)
.software (GoLive)

Sunday December 21:

.dentist (3-day Landrush)
.rehab (3-day Landrush)

Wednesday December 24:

.dentist (GoLive)
.rehab (GoLive)

As this newsletter comes to an end, we have two questions for you:

What are you working on?

And how can Gandi help?

We want to hear from you! Send us your rants, raves, and plans for world takeover at newsletter-en [@]

All the best,

The Gandi Team

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