Nominet announces the launch of .cymru and .wales New gTLDs

ICANN has formally signed a contract giving domain addresses ending in .cymru and .wales the go-ahead. The agreement means that businesses and consumers can acquire a .cymru or .wales domain name allowing them to demonstrate their Welsh identity, language and culture online.

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A phased launch plan will begin 1st September and allow those with a registered trade mark to benefit from first registrations in September of this year closely followed by businesses and organisations who can prove interests and use of a brand name in Wales even if they don’t have a trademark. The final phase will see the addresses open up to everybody from March 1st 2015.

More information on the new .cymru and .wales domains is at http://www.ourhomeonline.org.uk/ and http://eincartrefarlein.org.uk/

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

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