Registrar and hosting provider Gandi integrates Let's Encrypt's certificates.
Following the public release of Let's Encrypt in beta in December, Gandi is pleased to announce the technical integration of its Simple Hosting and Gandi Server hosting platforms with Let's Encrypt's free certificates program.
12 JANUARY 2016, SAN FRANCISCO, USA
SummaryHosting provider and domain name registrar Gandi has has begun to integrate Let's Encrypt certificates with across its hosting platforms with the eventual goal of offering compatibility across its entire suite of hosting options and has further committed to the project by providing its financial support.
Since 2009, Gandi has offered free SSL/TLS certificates for one year for each domain name purchase, along with professional-level certificates.
Gandi's CTO, Pascal Bouchareine, suggested Gandi's financial support and technical integration of Let's Encrypt with its hosting platform was justified by the promise of a simplified creation and installation process for free SSL/TLS certificates and the automation of the entire process:
"Widespread adoption of TLS certificates will contribute to improved security and confidentiality of communications for all users of the Internet," Bouchareine explained, "Let's Encrypt is a positive development in this direction and should be an available option for our hosting customers."
Adamant defender of universal Internet accessibility, the right to privacy and the liberty of expression for all since its inception in 2000, Gandi has committed to supporting more than 300 outside projects spanning technological and humanitarian goals. Caliopen, a free, secure messaging system that allows users to monitor and improve the level of confidentiality of their online activies, stands out as one notable example.
The integration of Let's Encrypt certificates and support of the project's parent organization is thus a natural expression of the Gandi spirit as an organization. Gandi began its effort earlier in January when it made a tool available on GitHub for the automated creation and installation of Let's Encrypt certificates on its Simple Hosting platform.
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Founded in March of 2000, Gandi has grown to become one of the primary sellers of domain names in the world, with over 1.8 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 40,000 certificates.
With its expertise in domain names, Gandi expanded its offering to public cloud hosting in 2008, and now supports more than 30,000 hosting customers, representing more than 120,000 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."