Lots of Scots hot 4 dot.scot

24 September 2014

The Scottish
The Scottish

Remember Scotland? That whole thing last week? Yes?

Well anyway, business has returned to some semblance of normal as more than 4,000 dot scot domain names were registered by members of the public within an hour of the domain becoming available.

Of the first few domains purchased, Jesus.scot and Oor Wullie.scot were among the first.

Also among the other 1,500 domains snapped up in the first 60 seconds were Labour.scot, Braveheart.scot, the45percent.scot, Cocacola.scot and Facebook.scot.

One particularly greedy sod registered 20 different .scot domains.

Not-for-profit company Dot Scot Registry was created to apply for and operate the .scot domain. This will have to do in the absence of independence.

The price for registering depends on the registrar selling, but buyers can expect to pay around £20 to £25 for a one-year registration. A number of business and organisations were given the opportunity to register in July, including the Scouts, which would be a clunky URL.

Director of Dot Scot Registry Gavin McCutcheon said: "It is entirely right that Scotland should have its own distinctive and recognisable internet domain, in particular one that will resonate internationally, helping to promote Scottish business and culture throughout the world. I am confident that the .scot domain name will prove to be a real asset to the people of Scotland and to the worldwide family of Scots."

Well as long as they feel special.

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