Nominet has just launched two brand new domain name endings especially created for the Welsh Internet community – .Cymru and .Wales – now available to everyone. Over the next few days, we will be showcasing some of the first 1&1 .Wales registrants, and sharing their ambitions for their new .Wales Web identity.
Hot on the heels of recent .London and .Scot domain launches, the case for .Wales is clear. New research commissioned by Nominet, the registry that provides the .Wales domain, shows significant interest in the new online home for Wales, with two-thirds (65%) of adults in the country saying they would want to highlight their Welsh connections through a dedicated .Cymru or .Wales domain name if they were launching a new personal or business website. Previous research from Nominet found that 70% of consumers and 59% of businesses in Wales believe it should have its own domain space, bringing it into line with other countries across the world.