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There has been comments made on the blog od Peter Black where some people have said that it sounds like ".com" but Welsh people would most probably pronouce it "dot ek uh em". I speak Welsh to a certain degree and I would call it that.Amlder20 12:43, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

I'd pronounce it like "cym"raeg. 20:19, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Yeah and you will have stupid teenagers saying it as ".cum" which is vulgar and would make us look less better than what we are. Try not to add insult to injury, thats what I was thinking. Amlder20 16:07, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Why .cym?[edit]

I know that the country is Cymru but not all English-speaking readers will; shouldn't an explanation to that effect be added? I'm not a Welsh-speaker nor an expert on Wales but surely someone better-qualified could work up a sentence or two. Illexsquid 08:05, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Innaccurate article[edit]

This is an innaccurate article as it currently stands (you can disregard newspaper sources since they are notoriously innacurate on technical matters regarding DNS and domain names). .cym has simply been reserved by ICANN technical policy due to its use as the three-letter ISO-3166-1 code for the Cayman Islands. (see section of the current draft ICANN policy). It has not been delegated in DNS so is not an active TLD. There is no evidence that the Cayman Islands registry plan to use this TLD in future.

You could state, incorrectly, for example that .usa is a ccTLD assigned to the US because it has a 3-letter ISO code. .usa doesn't exist either!

There has been no 'competition' since ICANN has not yet opened its new application process to apply for new top level domains. CYM was reserved for the Cayman Islands not 'because Wales is not a sovereign state', but because ICANN's policy states that new applications for 3-letter domains will not be accepted if they match existing ISO 3-letter codes. In other words, the DotCym campaign is just that.. a campaign. No formal application was ever made to ICANN for a .cym domain. --Dafyddt (talk) 14:55, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi Dafyddt. I edited this article using the sources I found whilst reading up on this subject. If you feel it is inaccurate please correct but remember to use citations if you do. Remember that at Wikipedia we are encouraged to Be Bold so don’t feel you are restricted to commenting on the talk page without jumping in and making changes. Zarcadia (talk) 01:44, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
I will try and re-word the article, but there is very little public information that can be cited (other than my ICANN link above). As it stands, most of this page contains views sourced from unreliable reports in newspaper articles, that were based on a press release by DotCym which was acknowledged by them to have been misinterpreted. I will look at some amendments when I get a chance.. thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dafyddt (talkcontribs) 16:35, 16 December 2010 (UTC)
A year late, but I've fixed it. (I suppose that there would be nothing to stop an entrepreneur in y Ynysoedd Cayman from sharing .cym with us humble Britons? Such idle speculation though is beyond the scope of the article.) Hogweard (talk) 13:18, 27 January 2012 (UTC)


Is this a Proposed ccTLD for Cayman Islands? By ISO 3166-1 any country , sovereign state or dependent territory can use a two-letter country codes for its own ccTLD. TruthPraiser (talk) 07:54, 19 December 2010 (UTC)