Gandi

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Gandi review by Will W.
Will W.
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"An Average Registrar"

What do you like best?

The main reason I chose Gandi is that of the TLDs offered by them. there are many website Registrars out there but none of them offered such wide range of TLD's to select From, I actually Moved By Domain and Gandi only because of this. another great feature about Gandi is their Security Features, it's so clear that Gandi concerns about their user privacy and credibility that you never use an account or domain from using Gandi. they provide free SSL and WHOIS privacy with Domain Registration which is really helpful.

What do you dislike?

The price, Now coming to the worst of gandi, their Pricing is just too high that it can be a burden for the average user. they do not offer many discounts either which makes the case really bad and there is no offer even on bulk purchases. another problem with Gandi is accessing the account from a Mobile Device, they got no such thing as a mobile app and it's hard to navigate through their complex user interface with a mobile phone. they do not have so called customer support and it used to take days to get a reply for the querirs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

their security is of superior quality but if you're looking for a cheap registrar keep looking.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Domain Registration

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Gandi review by Josh H.
Josh H.
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"Rock-solid service, but confusing interface and billing"

What do you like best?

If there's one truly fabulous thing I can say about Gandi, it's that I have had absolutely zero issues with the actual stability and performance of the service since I switched my domains to it several years ago. I've never once worried about an error or an outage. Everything works exactly like it should.

It's nice to use a domain registrar that doesn't try to shove extras and add-ons down your throat, and doesn't try to use sleazy marketing techniques to get business.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately, Gandi's user experience really does not match up to its fantastic performance. The administration interface is quite confusing and cluttered, and it's often hard to find what you want. While all the features are there if you look hard enough, some of them are buried pretty deep.

The account system feels very archaic. When you sign up for a Gandi account, you can't pick your username, you are assigned an alphanumeric "handle" that you must use to log in. I can never remember it, so I always have to go digging to find it when I need to log in to manage my account.

Billing is a confusing process involving prepaid accounts and reloading funds from bank accounts, and because they're an international company, you'll pay fees associated with that if you're based in the US. Pretty much every year around renewal time I've had some sort of odd difficulty with billing, causing me to fly into a panic thinking my domain might get cut off. On top of all that, Gandi is more pricey than competitors with no sign of reducing costs.

I moved to Gandi on the recommendation of a friend, but I would likely move off of it if not for the hassle of domain transfer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need reliable service that will never go down and don't mind dealing with some painful interactions to get that service, Gandi is a good choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gandi is a fantastic service that gets the job done, and that's saying something in a world when many services are unreliable with lots of downtime. It's just unfortunate their management interface and billing is so poor.

What Domain Registration solution do you use?

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Gandi review by Eneko I.
Eneko I.
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"Professional domain management and fair prices"

What do you like best?

We have been working with Gandi for ten years and we have always recommended it to our clients. We can provide our clients with full ownership of their domains but still be able to fully manage the domains as "technical contacts". You can manage everything cleanly and transparently with Gandi: you have full control over all aspects of your domains.

What do you dislike?

If I would have to complain about something it will be the documentation: not that you need it a lot, specially if you deal mostly with domains and not hosting, but it could be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are managing domains for third persons, keep domain ownership in your clients hands: the fact that Gandi allows you to set technical or administrative contacts for the domains makes this easy. You can be the technical contact for your client's domains, and then make the necessary configuration changes to the domains.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing domains at the lowest level, without having to sign up for extra products in not so evident with other providers (GoDaddy, for example). What seems cheap when you buy a domain can become expensive once you start with the add-ons.

Gandi gives you full control of your domains, and makes it very easy to decouple domain management from web hosting or even mailing. Prices are fair and competitive, and they don't try to seem cheap and then catch you with expensive add-ons.

The fact that Ownership, Billing and Technical management can be linked to different users/account makes the whole process more transparent too.

Gandi review by Deepak G.
Deepak G.
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"Recommended Domain name registrars for .io domains"

What do you like best?

I needed a .io domain for my name and found out that "deepak.io" is available. So I compared the rates for .io domains with different registrars. My two requisites were:

a. Register with a well know domain name provider

b. It should be cheap cost wise

However a lot of popular domain name providers hadn't gotten into .io domains 2 years before and there were limited options. I looked into them and compared their prices and service and chose gandi.net.

I have been using it for two years and have been very happy with the service. Any changes in domain configurations is reflected quickly and name resolution has been fast.

P.S: I recently brought my website http://deepak.io down for a major revamp

What do you dislike?

Certain things which Gandi.net can improve upon is:

a. Improve the User Experience: Editing and updating the configuration could have been better. Particularly if you could provide short description for the different config parameters, it helps a lot and even a non techie can use it easily.

b. Price: The price is good compared to most registrars but its not the cheapest. There are definitely some cheaper options but probably not as renown as Gandi.net .

Recommendations to others considering the product

a. Recommended for .io domains

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving the Domain registration problem.

a. The service is good: Changes in domain configurations are reflected across dns servers very fast

b. Not expensive: Compared to other good .io domain providers, their price is pretty good

c. Payment methods: They accept major credit cards, paypal, bank transfer and bitcoins. So if you want to keep your registration anonymous then you can pay through cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

d. 1 year free ssl certificate: I didn't avail this freebie but one of my friends had used and was happy with it

Gandi review by Administrator in Program Development
Administrator in Program Development
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"I have been using Gandi for five years until I had a major problem"

What do you like best?

User interface is clean and easy to use, probably one of the best I know.

DNS management is easy to use even for non technical users. Their reselling system works, and give you a business opportunity.

They give you a broad number of services, and discounts based on volume, for a reseller it's a good choice as your clients won't have the same prices as you.

What do you dislike?

Don't have enough tools to manage your systems properly.

Prices are not competitive unless you are on the E rates. You can find many other service providers with a better relationship between money and quality.

Their users support won't help out of office hours even in a crisis moment.

Their policies are not transparent enough.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Before start working with them have a reasonable backup system to switch it in case something fails. If it happens on weekends, they won't help.

They will shutdown your VPS without any consideration or previous advise, only by the request of a third party.

Their systems works smoothly, without big technical issues.

Before start, do the maths, as they have a nice volume discount policy, if your are on the edge of a rate, try to buy another domain to get the discount.

Think twice and compare with other ISP.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Domain name registration, as a reseller, we have a big bunch of them, so we have to look for a confident register. We have been using their VPS systems since beta until we had problems.

Gandi review by User in Entertainment
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"Right platform for manage your domain"

What do you like best?

The UI is simple and easy to understand. I can manage my domain with a small cost. Gandi offers classic website hosting and VPS Cloud Hosting. If you manage transaction or sensible data Gandi offers SSL Certificates too.

What do you dislike?

They should build an iOS app to manage the domain from the smartphone.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to manage your domain name with flexibility this is the right software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can handle my domain, link it with my hosting and configure up to 5 email account.

Gandi review by Karen E.
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"Website hosting no bs"

What do you like best?

They work by word of mouth so customer service is priority to them. Making customers the priority

What do you dislike?

Billing can be confusing

And they are international so you have to pay extra fees

And there is often an issue

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing domains with out the need for signing up for in needed extra

Gandi review by Roman U.
Roman U.
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"Domain Registration and Cert Tool"

What do you like best?

Easy management of domains and SSL certs

What do you dislike?

Switch version 5 has been lousy. Functionality stinks. Glad I still have the URL for version 4.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Domain Registration and Cert Tool

Gandi review by Administrator
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"Gandi for unique domain extensions"

What do you like best?

The price that Gandi offers on the more unique domain extensions have been among the most reasonable that I've found, and they periodically have really good promotions.

What do you dislike?

The UI and management features of the dashboard could be easier to use/updated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Domain management of different extensions.

Gandi review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"Cheap domains and easy to set up"

What do you like best?

Cheap and very competitive prices, and an easy to use control panel to set things up

What do you dislike?

Not the greatest choice of TLDs and some (unusual) ones can be quite expensive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Shop around for domains. Gandi are quick and the control panel is great, but so too are others, and depending on what domain you're after, they aren't always the cheapest. Never had a problem though, and cost isn't everything!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quickly buy domains that are only available from certain registrars (e.g. MX) at competitive prices.

Gandi review by Agency in Marketing and Advertising
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"Gandi review from Marketer"

What do you like best?

Gandi is very easy to use, user friendly and has good prices.

What do you dislike?

I wish that they offered more support, sometimes that is lacking.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great prices and good hosting, they are a good option for your website needs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hosting and domain registration for various clients

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