SOURCE: Gandi

Gandi

October 03, 2012 08:00 ET

Gandi Selected by reddit for Domain Name Management

Leading Social News Site Selects Gandi to Manage Domain Name Busywork, Keep Typo-Squatters, Phishers From Diluting Brand Value

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) - Gandi, a leading domain name registrar and cloud-hosting provider, today announced that the rapidly growing social news site reddit has selected its corporate services to manage their portfolio of domains. With Gandi Corporate Services, reddit can count on domain name management that alleviates the administrative burden of tracking registrations in a time of proliferating ccTLDs and gTLDs. reddit's selection of Gandi reflects the growing popularity of Gandi's corporate services among organizations seeking enhanced levels of service from trusted partners.

Gandi's corporate services are a strong fit for organizations like reddit with high profiles and large domain portfolios, and which can benefit from technical and administrative scaling and management of arcane registration requirements. Gandi reports on and monitors similar registrations and can proactively capture newly available domains to maintain the brand reputation of the organization. In the increasingly global domain market, these tasks can require the valuable time of an expert. Gandi can free up that time by cost-effectively handling the tasks needed to maintain ownership of multiple business-critical domains. Gandi follows strict (no-harassment) procedures which prohibit unrelated outbound marketing offers, advertisements, or other communications in delivery of their services, with the goal of providing customers with a focused, trusted, and reliable partnership. 

The Gandi and reddit teams also are aligned in their vision of the Internet; both organizations were strongly in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) when it was proposed last year.

"We consider customer rights and privacy to be a cornerstone of civilization," said Ricky Ramirez, systems administrator, reddit. "To us, Gandi is the new clear leader among domain name registrars with whom we enjoy a successful and productive alliance."

"We are proud to win the trust of reddit, an organization that feels as strongly about freedom of expression as we do," said Thomas Stocking, COO, Gandi. "With 3.4 billion page views last month, reddit represents the most high profile of many organizations who have recently moved to Gandi's corporate services."

About Gandi Corporate Services
Gandi Corporate Services (GCS) unburden companies from the management of domain registration, transfer, and renewal. In addition to raising the bar on the type and quality of services available from registrars, GCS help to minimize brand dilution and reputation damage from phishing sites, typo squatting, and other damaging practices. Gandi Corporate Services are offered on a subscription, a-la-carte basis, providing more flexibility than "all in one" pricing models.

About Gandi
Founded in 1999, Gandi is a major international domain name registrar and cloud hosting provider. Gandi manages more than 1.3 million domain names and 163 extensions. Offering a world-class alternative to purely commercial registrars, and a low-cost, innovative, cloud hosting platform, Gandi provides hosting for a community of people working on technology that enables the Internet for business, while also advocating for the free and unrestricted sharing of information and the promotion of the respect of individual rights. Organizations that Gandi.net supports include Creative Commons, EFF, and Students for Free Culture, among others. You can follow Gandi on Twitter @gandibar. For more information, please visit: www.gandi.net or call 410 429-7402.

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