14Aug/140

Numerous new domain extensions available!

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With the launch of up to 1000 new domain extensions (nTLDs) in 2014 the internet discovers a little revolution. Since we do not want you to only host your projects and websites at Contabo, but also allow you to be able to promote them well-directed, we added all the new, available domain extensions to our domain portfolio.

A detailed list with all the domain extensions available at Contabo can be found in our domain overview.

The field of application for these new domain extensions is almost unlimited: Doesn't matter if you need a simple redirection domain, a so-called "speaking" domain name or simply a perfect and targeted advertisment of your new products and offers - anything is possible. Another argument in favor of using a new domain name extension is the fact that, nowadays, it has become quite difficult to find good and short domain names among the small group of the (previously) existing extentions like .com or .net. As of now, due to the large number of new domain extensions, you get the chance to register a short, memorable and also target-group-specific domain name.

In 2014 alone, more than 50 further domain extensions will be launched. Thus, you should take a regular look at our domain overview to not miss the chance to get your perfect matching domain name registered.

2Jul/130

10 years Contabo in pictures: Part 1

A few days ago Katharina gave you a detailed overview about the history of Contabo in her blog post “Contabo through the ages! The story so far…”.
Based on the mentioned most important milestones of the past 10 years we are going to publish now and within the next few days some pictures, photos and texts which we have been collecting during the last years.

Let’s have a look again on the chronicle posted by Katharina…
Contabo through the ages

…and let’s go back to the very beginning when we put our first own rack server into operation at our first data center location in “Mainhattan”, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

In 2004 the first machines went online in the commonly known “Redbus Interhouse” at Lyoner Straße 28. At the beginning we just started with a space for 10 (or 15?) servers, but soon, our company had been growing fast, and thus, also the number of servers in our data center.
Not only we have been delighted about our rapid growth, but also our IT service provider who has been responsible for the handling of our hardware on site and who we worked with for more than 4 years, until we left Frankfurt am Main a little bit later.
Within a few months our server farm grew from 10 servers to 100 servers, and until today our business is expanding at an ever-increasing rate.

A few months later our long-term IT service provider decided to open another data center location a few houses away from us in Lyoner Straße 15. It was probably not only our very positive development which was responsible for their new data center, but we certainly have made an important contribution to that. At this time Giga-Hosting/ Contabo occupied the highest numbers of servers in their data center.
Today, 10 years later, the Tier1 carrier and global player “Cogent” has settled down right there, in the same datacenter we had used for many years at that time, with his German headquarter.

In the following you will find some impressions of our time (2004-2008) in Frankfurt am Main:

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Our objective has always been to stay responsible for all of our servers. This means, we have chosen all single items and the infrastructure of our servers on our own and ,according to our ideas, we created server systems which were ready-to-use. We worked day and night to deliver our servers to Frankfurt am Main as soon as possible. And believe me, this was really hard work.

The following picture shows our already packaged servers shortly before its transportation to Frankfurt. According to the file attributes the picture was taken in October 2005 at 2:00 AM in the morning.

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Giga-Hosting staff often travelled to Frankfurt to support the technicians there. I can warmly recommend “Motel 1” as accommodation because that’s where the team stayed during our visit and it was pretty nice.
It was situated between the airport and the data center and that’s why we haven’t seen a lot of the city during our stay.

This was the view out of our hotel room - we had to be content with a view towards another hotel instead of impressive pictures of the city centre and the famous Frankfurt skyline:

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While we have been focused on the hardware and on the infrastructure of our servers, we took care of one of our most important matters: our product range.
When we started planning our company we agreed on three basic principles which focused on our customers and that have been applied consistently and uncompromisingly to this very day:

1) Discount prices
2) Instant service
3) The customer is king

According to these principles we operated day by day.
We were working hard to continually improve our products like webspace, servers, colocation, domains and its sustainable development. From time to time we offered radical price reductions but always together with high quality products and support.
This concept has been proven for years and it is still our company philosophy.

In the following you will find some impressions of some former marketing promotions and offers:

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In March 2006 we opened the first office in Munich for our 1st and 2nd level support department. Since that time our team has been growing constantly.

If you are interested in more details about our history, stay tuned here on our blog. The story will be continued…

21May/120

A customer’s gift for Giga-International

One of our customers has created a gift for us. He created a really nice website including a flash movie about us:

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He presented it to us with the words "And I'm Proud To Be One Of Giga-International Customers".

You can imagine how happy we are having received this amazing animation. Thank you so much!!

This gift is definetly an appeal for us to keep up our efforts in order to provide really good services and products to all of our customers.

25Oct/110

Meet us on Facebook!

As of today, Giga-International.com is presenting their official website on FACEBOOK.

Like in our company blog, we would like to use this platform to inform all interested folks specifically about our products, new developments, some interesting details about our day-to-day business and, not to forget, about ourselves.

In addition, you can post your comments regarding our input via your regular FACEBOOK account. That way, you can communicate with our staff nearly “face-to-face”. We are looking forward to receiving your feedback, your proposals and your opinion in general with regard to several topics – even apart from the hosting environment.

Giga-International's entire team is contributing with news and status reports on FACEBOOK, to provide you with an open minded view on our own ideas and perspectives.

We cordially invite you to become a ‘follower’ and gain a deeper insight into our enterprise. We would be grateful for any kind of feedback. And should you generally like our homepage and our service, why not clicking the commonly well known “Like” symbol? We appreciate any fan 🙂

Visit our homepage on http://www.facebook.com/pages/Giga-International/161405220619366