The dotCYM campaign has been running for a little while now. The aim of the campaign is to get Wales its own domain extension – .cym

If successful, websites would be able to choose addresses like www.yourwebsite.cym.

With the recent announcement that ICANN plans to allow the creation of loads of new domain extensions, the creation of .cym (as well as a possible .sco for Scotland) seems much more likely.

And the dotCYM campaign got another boost recently when the Welsh assembly government decided to give it a £20,000 grant. The cash will help prepare a bid to put to ICANN, the organisation that manages domain names.

You can read more about the possible implications of a .cym extension over on Philip Virgo’s Computer Weekly blog. The BBC also reported on the story.

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  • Tom Lee

    What about England too. We always seem to get shafted. No English Parliament and now no body is rooting for an English domain. I think if Wales and Scotland get one then I think England should get .en too

    August 19, 2008 at 6:05 pm
  • Steve Scott

    Quite agree (or .eng unless that is used for engineers?) and maybe .ni to complete the set, then we could have .gb to complement .uk and make more taken names available !

    August 29, 2008 at 6:10 pm
  • Paul Dicken

    More whining petty English grumbles. Don’t whine about it being unfair, I know it’s not fair – life’s not fair! If you want an English .en top level domain, work as hard as the .CYM campaign has.

    You can see the clear rationale why distinctly Welsh companies and organisation would be helped by a Welsh TLD. See http://www.dotcym.org

    September 5, 2008 at 11:26 pm