In the year 1999, Valentin Lacambre, Laurent Chemla, and Pierre Beyssac have founded the GANDI SAS. These three people are considered as internet pioneers within France. Later in 2005, the organization was taken over by a European group. They were focused on providing internet-based services such as domain name registration. The organization operates its business from San Francisco, Bissen, Taipei, and Paris.
As per the study it has been seen that till 2015 may, GANDI has hosted over 2.5 million domain names around the globe. They managed to fetch the top domain registrar position within the French market. Following this, they rank 6th in the European market and 15th worldwide respectively.
Their website is not filled with any fake promises or tricky advertisements. They are known for their transparency in the business. They only committed to providing quality services. Just like any other domain name registrar company, GANDI also provides several services such as website hosting, personal products, and cloud hosting packages.
GANDI offers TLDs, which is to make them preferable in the market. As compared to the other website registrar, GANDI offers a wide range of TLDs for their users. Ensuring the data security of the users has always been considered as their major task. Throughout time, GANDI has managed to maintain an effective security system. By registering the domain with them, you will get access to WHOIS privacy and SSL free of cost.
Price of Bulk Domain Registration
Despite holding such a large business, the management of GANDI never introduced any discounts on bulk domain purchase. Though, the majority of the companies in the market offer a discount on bulk purchasing. For instance, a 10% discount will be applicable if you purchase 100 domains. Similarly, a 30% discount will be applied in case you purchase 300 domains. The entire discount scenario goes like that. However, GANDI do offers bulk domain registration but the discount is not specified.
Domain Transfer Policies
If you go to the GANDI’S wiki page and search about domain transfer policies, chances are very high that you won’t be able to happy. As per the reports I have been observed that compared to any other domain registrar company, GANDI has the most complex domain transfer policy. The majority of the company deals with a 3 to 5 step process but GANDI has over 20 steps process. it may take 5 long days to conduct the entire process.
During the entire process, users can contact the customer service group in order to lighten the complexity. There are several issues that you may face with other service providers. If you perform the domain transfer process from GANDI to any other registrar, your domain name will be disabled and your all mail going to be deleted as well.
Overview of the Product
Plans or packages provided by GANDI are capable of handling multiple domains. Up to five websites can be operated through purchasing even a low-end package. They are also providing unlimited data storing facility for the users. Majority of the company have their storing limit, which cannot be crossed.
GANDI has own unique approach while handling storage. By taking a shared hosting package, you can avail a total of 20GB storage. Though, you can maximize the storage up to 2TB.
Sites panel has been integrated by GANDI in their dashboard. Due to this, you will be able to manage multiple websites in your server. Each of the websites will work as a separate website and domain name.
Just like building a website, choosing a domain name is also very easy. By registering your domain with GANDI, you will be able to update the DNS record through LiveDNS. Instead of that, you can also do the update process manually by following certain instructions. For beginners, considering the manual method of updating can be quite hectic. So if you are new, the automatic updates would be the best choice.
Unlike other companies in the market, GANDI is not offering any one-click mechanism platform. Though, you can be benefited with an automatic WordPress installer. After testing the system many times, our experts have approved it.
On the other hand, by taking our service you will be authorized to access SFTP and GIT for uploading and deploying the files respectively. Though, you won’t be able to access any browser-oriented file manager for file inspection.
Unlike many other companies, GANDI has own custom panel, which is not similar to cPanel. Through this, you can access PHP status, Apache, PHPMyAdmin, PHP configuration and several of system logs.
In order to combat any emergency backup situation, the snapshot feature has been introduced by GANDI. It takes 4 photos of the disk.
All the plans provided by GANDI are very flexible. You can switch from the existing plan to another GANDI plan whenever you feel like. For example, if you want more space or want to access more potent, then you can upgrade your plan.
While providing could host services, providers need to be more supportive, as it can create complexity among the users. Within GANDI’s control panel, you won’t see any help button. Though, support and documentation options are provided on the left sidebar. This might lead you towards the precise path.
The knowledge base of the company is also similar to other companies. You will get several articles on different niches, which can help you in empowering your knowledge. Also frequently asked questions and their suitable answers are also provided for the visitors.
Experienced users are the main target of GANDI. Considering GANDI can be some time to create obstacles for beginners, as their service is more complex as compared to the other service providers. Due to this reason, you need to be experienced enough to build an association with this following organization.
GANDI does not offer anything for the customers who are looking for operating the service through mobile. They do not have any mobile application for both iOS and Android. This kind of approach made all the smartphone users disappoint. Some other companies have already introduced the mobile application, which helps them to gain a superior place within the marketplace.
Unlike other fellow organizations, GANDI does not provide 24/7 customer service that may disappoint many customers. Following this, they also do not share any contact number. GANDI prefers to build online communication with their customers via their own website. If you have any queries or questions, you have to go to their website for finding the solutions. Their information page is filled with frequently asked questions by the customers with suitable answers to those. Besides that, customers can send them mail and share the queries they have. As compared to the other domain registrar companies, GANDI needs to improve in this particular area.