Gandi named the "Registrar with the highest potential" at the Domain Name Industry Conference in China.

French registrar recognized by CNNIC, .CN registry, for its engagement in the Asian market.

Just one year after obtaining direct accreditation by the Chinese registry, Gandi is receiving praise for the excellence of its Chinese-language customer service and its strong local engagement in the Chinese market, helping individuals and companies build their online presence.

Since launching its Asian offices in 2014, domain name registrar Gandi has been busy integrating relevant regional currencies, adding support in traditional and simplified Chinese scripts and recruiting a solid Chinese-speaking team in order to assure a customer experience adapted to the particularities of the Asian domain name market with Gandi's high standards.

The Taipei-based team has been engaged in the region with the local community (attending conferences in China, Taiwan, and Japan) and even organized the first ever hackathon dedicated to a geographic TLD, (.TAIPEI) in December 2015.

For Stephan Ramoin, CEO of Gandi, "Our selection for this award from among a crop of largely Asian competitors shows our conviction to taking root in this market and growing along with it."

With over 16 million domain names registered, the .CN extension is already the most-used geographic extension in the world, just ahead .DE (Germany). In recognizing a European company, CNNIC is demonstrating its intention to develop an open, dynamic market in a space once reserved exclusively for Chinese companies.

CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center) is the registry of .cn, .中国, .公司, .网络 domain names. Founded in 1997, CNNIC plays a role as the research, development and security center of national network fundamental resources, undertaking surveys about internet development status of China. Additionally, CNNIC was accredited by ICANN to become the First Data Escrow Agent in Asia-Pacific, and one in three world EBERO agency. Also, CNNIC is accredited by ICANN as third-party provider of registrar data escrow (TPP) in last November. These contribute to CNNIC's capability to provide one-stop service for TLD registries.

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About Gandi

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."