Member Profile: .gi

Full Name of Registry: Sapphire Networks, .GI Registry

Contact details (address, phone, fax, general enquiries):

Suite 3.0.3
PO Box 797

Phone: +350 20047200

Fax: +350 200 47272



Founding date: 1995 under GibNet Limited.

Registration Model (Registry/Registrar system; Direct registrations; Both): Direct

Number of domain names: Confidential

History: .GI registry was set up under GibNet Limited in 1995, then the first ISP in Gibraltar. Initially due to the limitations of international link capacity and better DNS resolutions, parts of the DNS server system were outsourced to an ISP in Spain and then UK. GibNet joined the CENTR organisation in 2002. Later in 2002, GibNet has choosen Afilias Limited as a back-end registry service provider. In March 2003, .GI joined the ICANN ccNSO as one of the four founding European ccTLD members. In 2005 GibNet together with external investors, established Sapphire Networks as a fully licensed telecommunications operator, liberalising the market and offering true competition for the first time in Gibraltar. Sapphire incorporated all GibNet's operations and GibNet ceased trading.