UK Domain independence proceeding apace

Not only will .uk appear this summer but also .scot will debut possibly ahead of the Commonwealth Games,  which starts on 23 July in Glasgow. You can actually add your picture to the current glasgow2014.com site as part of their countdown clock currently standing at 170 days. We’re sure .scot will appear well before the Independence Referendum on 18 September. The Scottish Governments site also has a countdown clock on its scotreferendum.com site.

The Dot Scot Registry (DSR)  who will be operating the new gTLD domain got the go ahead from ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) last week and they are hopeful of widespread adoption.

“On promoting Scottish culture, Gavin McCutcheon, director of Dot Scot Registry, said “Scotland and Scottishness conveys a whole range of positive connotations, which could not really be portrayed on the web before, but with a .scot domain there will be a new option anyone involved in Scottish business, arts and culture and others to identify themselves more clearly as Scottish to the online world.”

“We aim to make .scot domains as affordable as possible and our not-for-profit structure means we will be able to do so.

“We hope that .scot will become the first choice for the worldwide family of Scots, allowing them to demonstrate for the first time their affinity to Scotland and for Scottish societies and organisations wherever they are in the world to make .scot their home on the internet.”

.london has already been given the go-ahead by ICANN and .cymru and .wales are again being launched later this year by the .uk registry Nominet.

Interesting times!

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