gi Domain Names
At a time when the values of physical assets continue to plummet, one form of property, ‘virtual property’ remains as solid an investment as ever, with domain names becoming ever more prominent in the modern era, as internet access has become increasingly commonplace around all parts of the globe.
The value of domain names will continue to rise as the number of potential website visitors grows. Domain names act as virtual gateways to the almost limitless boundaries of the World Wide Web. It therefore comes as no surprise that corporations, businesses, service providers and individuals alike continue to negotiate and on occasions, battle with each other for ownership of the most coveted domain names. Through ISOLAS, IDN Services Limited (IDN) provides intellectual property consultancy services, specifically in relation to Gibraltar (.gi) country code top level domain names.
IDN provides (.gi) domain name registration and maintenance services to its clients, as well as nominee services to the owners of intellectual property rights in certain names who wish to extend their portfolio to cover the Gibraltar (.gi) country code top level. The rightful owners of brand names etc. can therefore contract with IDN for it to act as .gi domain name registrant on their behalf.
The majority of country code top level domain (ccTLDs) name registries will accept registration of domain names on behalf of applicants on a first come first served basis regardless of where the applicant is located or situated in. However, in Gibraltar the rules are different and there is a requirement for a local presence.
IDN can therefore provide the requisite local presence in Gibraltar along with professional nominee services for the maintenance and renewal of .gi domain names.
Domain Name Recovery Service
IDN can provide legal services through its associated Gibraltar law firm ISOLAS and advise in relation to domain name hijacking, cybersquatting and related domain name dispute resolution mechanisms.
Domain Name Consultation Service
IDN can also offer expert advice to businesses, groups and individuals in the selection of the best possible domain name for their particular needs, aims and circumstances.
IDN charges a fixed fee of £300 per registration of .gi domain name, which covers the first two years of registration and includes disbursements to the Gibraltar Registry for the actual registration of the domain name.
Thereafter there is an annual renewal fee of £150 per domain name renewal, also inclusive of disbursements to the Gibraltar Registry.
Why register a ‘.gi’ domain with IDN?
- Register domain names and deal with all aspects of the registration process, liaising directly with the local registry
- Maintain and renew registered domain names, thereby avoiding the possibility of a domain name expiring after its initial registration period and being registered by malicious cyber squatters or other persons acting in bad faith; and
- Ensure that no third party, who could then seek payment for the transferring of ownership, can register a domain name corresponding with your brand name or identity
Quick, Easy and Affordable
Whether through domain name hijacking, reverse-hijacking, cyber-squatting or typo-squatting, all domain names remain at risk unless measures are taken to protect them.
Why expose crucial business interests to unnecessary risks when you can add a further layer of protection, thus reducing the chances or potential harm of being targeted by cyber-squatters and domain name hijackers?
Many multinational corporations have already registered their own .gi domains through IDN, further safeguarding the interests of their many shareholders. The process is quick, easy and affordable and our team can guide you through every step of the way.
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