Gandi is an innovative company founded in May 1999, offering domain names and, since 2008, cloud hosting solutions to small businesses, large companies and institutions.


We use open source projects at Gandi on a daily basis, both in development and deployment of our services. Our front-end is partially based on AngularJS, and coded in a development environment based on grunt, karma, and various other modules. It is served by a Python pyramid app, and communicates with a REST API. Legacy portions are based on perl-catalyst and on components in XML-RPC.

Programmed mainly in Python, our APIs and backends are used to drive domain name registration (EPP, connection to registries, DNS provisioning), hosting (Xen, Kvm, cgroups, ZFS, Linux/Illumos/SmartOS), SSL certificate creation, and other services. These different platforms communicate mainly on AMQP, REST, and XML-RPC technologies. Deployment and administration are done via tools such as Puppet, mcollective, collectd, ElasticSearch/Kibana, and in-house developed tools. Jenkins also handles some automation. We own our AS, and our network spans two continent (Europe and North America) with different transit providers and multiple peering points.

All of our developers are encouraged to participate in open source projects whenever the opportunity arises. Thus we contribute to projects such as Xen, Debian, or Linux, or develop our own solutions which are then released as free software. We provide our customers a public API to interact with our products and services. The general idea is that our developers anticipate and react to the product needs of our customers. The use cases we encounter and enable help us innovate and build new products. Innovation is hence welcomed in our own work.


63-65 boulevard Massena, Paris, France
110 Ren'Ai Road, Section 4, 11F-1, 106 Taipei, Taiwan, Chine
23A Route d'Arlon, Strassen, Luxemburg
121, 2nd street, San Francisco, USA



  • Conferences & events attendance
  • Ping-pong & video games
  • Kitchen with free drinks and organic coffee
  • Strong open source culture


  • FOUNDED IN 1999

Gandi supports more than 300 NGO and projects :


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