.wales

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.wales
DotCYMRU DotWALES logo.png
Introduced2014
TLD typetop-level domain
StatusAvailable September 2014[1]
Intended useWales and Welsh language
Actual useWales and Welsh language
Registration restrictionsUnknown
Registry WebsiteNominet: Cymru - Wales and Our Home Online (Domain for Wales)[1]

.wales is one of two geographic top level domains for Wales (the other being .cymru) which were put forth by Nominet UK in 2012. Final approval for both top level domains for Wales was granted by ICANN in June 2014.[2]

A phased launch of the new domains was scheduled, with trademark holders being eligible to apply initially.[3] General availability was expected by the spring of 2015. Early adopters of the domains include the Welsh Government and male voice choir Only Men Aloud!.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welsh government switches its internet address to .cymru and .wales". ourhomeonline.org.uk. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  2. ^ "How .cymru and .wales will work - rules and processes published today". nominet.org.uk. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Get Your Domain". ourhomeonline.org.uk. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  4. ^ "New domain names set to 'sell' Wales to the world". BBC News. Retrieved 5 August 2015.

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