We live in a time when an ever-growing proportion of the population carries devices around in its collective pockets capable of capturing and transmitting audio and visual information with a stunning degree of clarity with few barriers to access.
This opens the world to the minutiae of our mundane lives, interesting thoughts or information, and even footage that is shocking or documents events of interest that may not make it through the editorial filters of the mainstream media, for better or for worse.
Protests in Tahrir Square were live-streamed, innumerable political rallies this campaign season were too and so was the sit-in by House Democrats for gun control this month. It’s clear, though, that the power of streaming is not yet fully realized.
So given the raw, untapped power of streaming, it’s exciting news that .stream will enter the GoLive phase on June 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM PDT. The normal price per year at A rates for .stream domains will be $38.31 but from now until December 31, 2016 you can register a .stream domain (or pre-register before it enters GoLive) for just $2.00 per year.
Number 10: Monday June 20 marks the five-year anniversary of when ICANN announced that they would begin accepting applications for new gTLDs within the year, including .top.
Number 9: Your .top domain doesn't have to expire in the next 10 days for you to renew it.
Number 8: Registration of .top domains has surpassed 2.5 million, making it the number two most registered new gTLD.
Number 7: This also makes it the top (no pun intended, really) most registered new gTLD based outside of the US
Number 6: .top is one of four new gTLDs put on record with Chinese MIIT to build a website with
Number 5: It’s easy to type. c, o and m are about as far apart on the keyboard as possible. t, o and p, though? All in the same row. You could type it one-handed.
Number 4: .top is international. Registrations span 230 countries.
Number 3: Over 30 words in the English language end in -top. And that’s not counting innumerable phrases (careful for premium domains, though).
Number 2: If you’re on top, and you like being on top, you should stay on top and keep your .top domain. You just should.
Number 1: The number one reason to renew a .top domain before July 1 is because .top renewals are on promotion for ten days only (one day for each of the reasons on this list): from June 20 to June 30, 2016.
Domains in this extension can be renewed for just $6.26 per year (they’re normally $12.52 at A rates). So that’s a full half-off.
It’s easy to stay on .top if you can get half-off.
The spirits (well, mostly just the TLD release calendar) predict many good things coming your way, dear Gandiens, many things.
So what’s in store this month? Well, .store for one, is entering the GoLive phase on June 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM PDT.
But wait, there’s more in store for .store! From now until August 14, 2016 at 4:59 PM PDT, .store domains will be on sale for just $14.99 per year when you buy it in the GoLive phase. Normally, the GoLive price for .store will be $76.95 per year, so that’s 80% off, right off the bat.
With a promo that good, we predict that you will find the .store of your dreams this summer.
Find out if there's a .store in store for your future?
Worldwide, there are now more than 100 million people of Irish descent, and Irish identity continues to stretch across the globe with Irish nationals traveling and living abroad totaling some 3 million persons. The Irish identity is so strong and so broadly-known that it tends to be cheapened by plastic paddys and shamrockery.
The .irish TLD is perfect for individuals in Ireland or the Irishdiaspora to own their Irish identity, for Irish businesses to present their Irishness to the world, and of course to bring that community of 100 million together.
That’s why we’re happy to announce that from 1 June 2016 at midnight UTC until 30 June 2016 a minute before midnight UTC, .irish domains are on sale at Gandi for $6.50 per year.
So there’s no better time than now to be .irish online with a .irish domain.
Pride and the Internet go well together. They’re both about the freedom to do your own thing.
In the early hours of June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. Police brutality during the course of the raid drew an angry crowd, which eventually exploded into what became known as the Stonewall Riots.
The Stonewall riots brought together the LGBTQ community in a way that it never could before, and New York’s Pride Parade, beginning in 1970, specifically honors this legacy and the movement it sparked to make all sexual identities legal, safe and free of discrimination.
Pride celebrations now span the globe, and since, because of the legacy of the Stonewall riots, many of these celebrations happen in June, this whole month Gandi will be celebrating Pride as well with .lgbt domains on sale for $11.45 per year (normally $28.62 at A rates), from June 1 until June 30, 2016 at 4:59 PM PDT.
After all, it’s your internet. It’s only fitting that you can be whoever you truly are online. In June, celebrate that freedom with a .lgbt domain.
The .vip TLD just walked into the GoLive club and now it’s already making it rain half-price domains at $9.75 only, instead of the usual GoLive price of $19.50 per year, from May 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM PDT until 4:59 PM PDT on August 31, 2016.
At 50% off, you get two for the price of one, so it’s like having a +1 on the .vip list.
Lines are great. On a map, they draw the boundary between two cities, two states, or two countries. At the store or a concert or the bank, it’s how we wait. You can line up, you can be out of line, over the line, or in line and you can of course also be .online.
From May 15 through May 30, 2016, .online is available for just $4.99. Normally .online domains are $29.99 at A rates. That’s six for the price of one.
So get in line and get .online while you still can.
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.