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Old 8 Mar 2023, 03:17 PM   #1
Fenman
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Charges and changes coming to Gandi mail

The quote below is from a service update email from Gandi received yesterday.

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To ensure we can maintain the highest standards in the future we will stop free mailboxes beyond the first year, and price it at £2.99 per month for standard mailboxes and £5.99 per month for premium mailboxes and we will expand the e-mail offering with:

• More storage space for your mailbox
• Backups and datacentre redundancy for disaster recovery
• Better anti-spam and anti-virus protection
• Mailbox search
• Strong mail server security
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Old 9 Mar 2023, 09:32 PM   #2
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I wonder if it's related to Gandi's recent "merge" with Total Web Solutions. According to a Hacker News discussion, TWS has a reputation for acquiring companies and then raising their prices.

EDIT: It was lobste.rs not Hacker News, and the discussion can be found here:

https://lobste.rs/s/flcpop/what_doma...is_worth_using

EDIT 2: NOW there IS a Hacker News discussion of the issue:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=35080777

Last edited by Folio : 10 Mar 2023 at 12:51 AM. Reason: Update with new information
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Old 10 Mar 2023, 07:17 PM   #3
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Their website here in the USA doesn't show that change yet. I wonder if the pricing will be regional?
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Old 11 Mar 2023, 01:03 AM   #4
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Their website here in the USA doesn't show that change yet. I wonder if the pricing will be regional?
I can't see it on the website here (UK) either. It was described in an email update. That's not, of course, to say the pricing might not be regional.
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Old 15 Jun 2023, 12:18 AM   #5
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Reviving an old thread. I’m in the U.S. and just received an email similar to Fenman’s. In addition to removing the email accounts that had previously been included in Gandi’s registration fees, Gandi will be more than doubling the registration fees for the TLD I was using.
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Old 18 Jun 2023, 06:41 AM   #6
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I wonder if it's related to Gandi's recent "merge" with Total Web Solutions
I wouldnt doubt it.... Everything is about $$$$$ especially in the US!!
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Old 18 Jun 2023, 06:49 AM   #7
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You can count on price increases whenever a company acquires another. They have to spend money to make the acquisition and they need to earn it back, plus profit, somehow!
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