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Gandi Lends Its Logo to Support Creative Commons, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Other Open Causes

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/14 -- Leading domain name registrar and hosting provider Gandi announced today it is using its logo in combination with those of notable community-oriented organizations to raise funds through the sale of t-shirts on its web site to support projects by Creative Commons, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Geeklist, WWF, VLC and FIDH, among others.

"Gandi's commitment to fostering communities of people sharing ideas, driving innovation and advocating for a free and open Internet is getting a boost," said Thomas Stocking, San Francisco-based COO of Gandi. "Our goal is to support projects that positively affect as many people as possible, or that allow a community to expand their horizons."

Gandi routinely donates to projects that are concrete, open and alternative like Creative Commons and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The company also sponsors hackathons, meetups, and open source software projects.

"One of the best things about Gandi is that they are generous and fair," said Reuben Katz, CEO of Geeklist, which creates a social network where technical people can share their accomplishments.

Individuals will have the chance to wear the unique designs, combining symbols that show off their support for the kinds of projects Gandi helps out, as well as Gandi's fun and stylish logo. Gandi is making its t-shirts available for order worldwide on its web site at https://www.gandi.net/tshirts.

Founded in March of 2000, Gandi has grown to become one of the primary sellers of domain names in the world, with over 1.5 million domain names under management. Gandi provides individuals the opportunity to personalize their piece of the Internet, while offering domain name and hosting solutions to small businesses, large companies and institutions. Besides its function as a domain registrar, Gandi is a leading SSL Certification Authority, managing nearly 15,000 certificates.

With its expertise in domain names, Gandi expanded its offering to public cloud hosting in 2008, and now supports more than 20,000 hosting customers, representing more than 100,000 sites. With both Simple Hosting, a PaaS service designed for SMEs and individuals, and a high-performance IaaS service, Gandi offers a range of options to suit the needs of its various customers.

Gandi's hosting options combine the power of virtual private servers with high flexibility and optimal data security on a truly innovative network and server architecture.

Gandi is an innovative company, offering services "for geeks, by geeks," insists Stephan Ramoin, CEO. Gandi has a simple but ambitious commitment: "to create the company in which we would like to work, and sell products and services that we would buy as customers."

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