GANDI.net was one of the first domain name registrars approved by ICANN for .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, .INFO, .NAME, .BE, .FR, .EU domains in France. We now offer over 600 top-level domains, and we continue to add more on a regular basis. At Gandi, we consider ourselves an ethical domain name registrar in an industry that has some 'grey' practices. We value our customers' rights and privacy above all else, and defend these wherever and whenever possible.
GANDI SAS was founded in 1999 by Pierre Beyssac, Laurent Chemla, and Valentin Lacambre, three highly-regarded French Internet pioneers. In 2005, Gandi was bought by an experienced European management team within the same field, in order to create an alternative and independent line of Internet services based around domain names. Gandi has offices in Paris (France), San Francisco (USA), Bissen (Luxembourg) and Taipei (Taiwan).
Gandi is devoted to providing the tools for people to fulfill their online needs whatever they may be. Whether it is to discuss their interests (travel, family, passions, etc.), to present products or services, or simply to express themselves. In short, we enable everyone to lay claim to a quality online presence, both personal and professional. We see ourselves as the next port of call after Internet access providers, since a domain name is the first step in creating your own piece of the Internet.
As of May 2015, we manage close to 2,000,000 domain names from 192 countries, which places us as first among domain name registrars in France, sixth in Europe, and in the top fifteen worldwide.
Our clients range from individuals, non-profits, and small companies, to public institutions (the European Union for example) and large multinational corporations. All have put confidence in us, and that is something we are deeply proud of.
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.