Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Domain Name Auction

A generic domain names auction will commence on March 1 and full details on how to participate are available on the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority’s website.

The main objective of this auction is to relax current restrictions on registering “.gi” domain names and to provide an equal and fair opportunity for previous unsuccessful applicants to obtain their domain names.

Companies wanting to register their names will be able to do so as normal, but during
the auction any individual can bid for domain names such as their surname or generic names such as “cars.gi”, “fashion.gi”, “lawyer.gi”, “accounts.gi” etc.

The auction will close at midnight on 31st March 2005 and the following day all the electronic bids will be assessed by the Gibraltar Domain Name Committee in front of a Notary Public.

The highest bidders, subject to complying with the rules of registration, will obtain the domain names requested.

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