Additional Rules for the .LTD.GI Subdomain
The purpose of this document is to describe the rules for the
allocation of names within the ltd.gi subdomain.
This procedure applies to all names requested for allocation
within the ltd.gi subdomain.
The ltd.gi domain is intended to allow a unique mapping between company
names registered under the Gibraltar Companies Ordinance with Companies
House and a DNS name.
Note: Unlimited companies registered under the Companies
Ordinance, unincorporated bodies, partnerships and bodies incorporated
under other legislation are not eligible for an entry in ltd.gi.
The only characters from a registered company name
allowed in a DNS name are the letters A to Z, a to z, the numbers
0 to 9 and hyphen. These will be known as the "allowable"
Certain words will be removed from the registered company name
where they occur at the end of the name before the DNS name is
generated. These are known as the "reserved" words.
They are "limited" and "public limited company"
along with the abbreviations of these words, e.g. ltd and plc.
The Applicant must submit a copy of their Certificate of
Incorporation with their Application Form. The requested DNS name shall be
compared with the company name and if acceptable Sapphire shall
delegate the name as soon as possible after application. Sapphire
reserves the right to check a sample or all of the requests for accuracy
from time to time and may remove a registration if the Company Name has been
struck off the Companies Ordinance or the rules have been violated.
- One name per company name registered at Companies House.
- The name shall correspond exactly to the registered name save
for characters not in the "allowable" set which shall
be interpreted as below and the "reserved" words. Where
the definite article appears as the first word of the name it may
- White space between words shall either be ignored or replaced
by a single hyphen ("-").
- All other characters shall be removed.
- Company names written in a non English character set are not
allowed in this version.
Note: It is believed that these rules represent the way
that Companies House interpret names in order to produce a unique
match. In the event that they do not and/or that Companies House
rules change in the future, the first successful applicant for
a name will be assigned the name.
There is the possibility that applications will contain characters
that are treated as significant and are not in the "allowable"
set. This version of the rules will not allow these applications
to be allocated a name.
In the event of a dispute over a name an appeal shall be allowed to
Sapphire. The grounds for the appeal shall be in writing and the
decision of Sapphire shall be final.
Suite 3.0.3, Eurotowers, PO Box 797, Gibraltar
Tel: +350 20047200 - Fax: +350 20047272 - E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org