ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum Diamond Sponsor: Gandi

TWNIC would like to express gratitude toward Gandi’s sponsorship of the 4th ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum

Gandi is a domain name registrar, a web host, and an email and SSL certificate provider whose guiding ambition is to make the internet accessible to all. But above all, Gandi is a French success story built on customer trust and word-of-mouth recommendations. It all began with only a few pioneers of the free internet, and 20 years later, it became a small but mighty international business with 150 employees spread over three continents; with values that remain unchanged and make Gandi unique and independent on the market.

Founded by French Internet Pioneers


Registered in 1999 and launched in March 2000, Gandi has become one of the largest domain name vendors in the world, with more than 2.3 million domain names under active management as of 2019. Created by internet pioneers Pierre Beyssac, Laurent Chemla, David Nahmias, and Valentin Lacambre, and then acquired in 2005 by an experienced and independent managerial team, today Gandi has a presence on three continents, with offices in Paris, Luxembourg, San Francisco, and Taipei and customers in 192 different countries.


Initially authorized by ICANN to sell .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .name, and .be domain names since March 2000, Gandi has since been accredited for .fr and .eu since 2005.


Based on its expertise in domain hosting, in 2008 Gandi launched a retail Cloud hosting service. Today, Gandi provides hosting for more than 20,000 customers with 100,000 websites hosted, with its Web Hosting PaaS service aimed at small and medium-sized businesses as well as with its dedicated IaaS service for those who want to control and implement their own technical resources.


Since March 2011, Gandi Corporate Services has dedicated itself to small and medium-sized businesses, large corporations, and agencies (more than 500 customers), providing experts who have mastered the technical aspects of domain name management (such as, for example, the specifics of DNS configuration and management), as well as the legal and marketing aspects of organizations in order to help with choosing domain names, with managing a domain name portfolio, and with implementing, especially with the defensive aspect of, a digital strategy.


Besides its role as a domain name registrar, Gandi is also an SSL (TLS) certificate authority, managing nearly 15,000 certificates. Gandi’s professional services combine the power of dedicated servers, great flexibility in terms of server size, and optimal data security, all on a robust and innovative network and server architecture.


With nearly 20 years of existence, Gandi is committed to providing itself with the proper means to continue growing while keeping the values that make it unique and independent in the market intact: the promise of a free, ethical internet that works for the common good.The source of that growth, especially organic growth, is the arrival of Montefiore Investments as a major shareholder. On a daily basis, Gandi’s 150 employees work to make the web accessible to all.


In 2020, Gandi celebrated its 20th anniversary. The small French company who took on the large US monopolies is now, two decades later, among the top actors internationally in domain names and web hosting. With customer satisfaction as its guide from the very beginning, Gandi took this 20th anniversary as an opportunity to thank its many loyal customers via a series of fun events and activities throughout the course of the year.

We simply strive to provide a decent and honest service.

On our website, you will not find empty promises, sneaky advertisements, or unwelcome surprises hidden up our sleeves. We simply strive to provide a decent and honest service. Our wish is to provide you with the best products and services at the most reasonable prices. Furthermore, by keeping in direct contact with you (through our blog, Customer Care, FAQ’s and other internet channels) we can listen to your feedback and improve our services. The interests of our customers always come first, since they will be the source of our success.

We invite you to take a look at the Gandi Supports page, which will give you an idea of the kinds of external projects we support. It is here that we try to maintain the “soul” of our company through the support of various initiatives that we care about.


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