It means a .scot web address (generic Top Level Domain - gTLD) will be available as an alternative to .com or .net or .org, allowing the worldwide family of Scots at home and abroad to share a distinctive online identity.
People want the .scot domain. Research conducted among Scottish-based and international groups and organisations found strong demand for the concept of a gTLD as an online indication of Scottish affinity and identity. The research found a strong preference for .scot over .sco which was the original proposal.
The Scots community of interest is made up of all individuals and organisations whose online activities:
A not-for-profit, community-led company, backed by the Scottish Government, has been established to bid for the domain to the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organisation that regulate the internet.
A new website has been set up where visitors can give the campaign added momentum by registering their support. Hundreds have already done so while Dot Scot waits for the moment when ICANN invites bids for new domains.
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