Usually, second is not as good as first, but this month we're taking a few seconds to look at some seconds.
Our first steps with #gandiv5 were back in January and this month we're taking a second look at where we've been and where we're going. Beta testing on FR-SD3, after having been extended, is officially opening as our second Paris data center. We're also peaking into the world of domaining and the secondary domain name market and we're checking in on Recently-delegated TLDs for the second time this year. And then of course we're checking in on this month's TLD releases and of course our promo roundup.
It's been a few months since we first announced the launch of #gandiv5 and with four months of updates, new releases, openings, and feature adding, we're checking in on #gandiv5 to see how it's coming along and look forward to what's still to come.
While we initially expected to take FR-SD3 out of beta on March 20, we decided to extend the Beta phase, but now it's ready for a grand opening. On May 1 we gave our official fifteen day warning that FR-SD3 will be officially opening on May 15.
We've been selling domains since 1999 so it's no news that domain names are commodities and while it's existed from the beginning, the secondary domain name market has been attracting some attention lately.
We made some comments this month that might be of interest to anyone interested in investing in domain names.
Also of interest to domainers and people generally interested in domain names and especially the process of introducing new ones, this month after a bit of a hiatus. ICANN's delegation process has slowed to a trickle, though the TLDs being delegated are increasingly interesting in terms of the insight they provide into the arcane mechanisms of the TLD application and contention processes.
If you missed the first TLD release this month, we hope you have a chance to register the second.
Monday May 8:
Wednesday May 10:
Stay tuned for updates!
It'll only take us a second to round up these promos:
Only in May (May 1-31):
Starting May 1:
.uk $4.50 until June 30
Ending in May:
.engineer, .lawyer, .attorney, .vet, .consulting, .dentist until June 30
.work, .fishing, .surf, .yoga, .miami until June 30
.pro 50% off until June 30
.organic, .bio, .green $9.00 until June 30
.loan, .cricket, .accountant, .faith, .science $5.00
.men, .bid, .win $2.50
.racing, .webcam, .download, .stream, .date, .trade, .review, .party $2.99
.radio.am, .radio.fm $5.70
.tech, .online multi-year renewals until June 30
.click, .link, .lol $3.99 until June 30
.me half price until December 31
.top $1.50 until December 31
.archi, .black, .blue, .info, .kim, .lgbt, .mobi, .pet, .pink, .poker, .promo, .red, .ski, half price until June 30
.host, .online, .press, .pw, .site, .space, .store, .tech, .website until June 30
.promo half price until June 30
That's all we have for May. Check back in with us in a few for June's newsletter.