Examples & Uses of a .scot
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For the first time, it will now be possible for the Scottish community to identify itself on-line. This will open up new possibilities for business, as well as for arts, music and language. Previously, anyone wanting a domain name in Gaelic had to use the Anglicised version of their name but now .scot can handle all six Scottish languages and dialects.
.scot domains are for the use of the Scot community of interest online, wherever they are in the world. The Scots community of interest is made up of all individuals and organisations whose online activities:
- Contribute to Scottish social, cultural, business or academic life
- Utilise the spoken and visual languages of Scotland
- Explore Scottish heritage
- Have made Scotland their home
.scot domains will operate in a manner that is not inconsistent with both the principles and statutes of Scots law. Additionally, they must not provoke hatred or intolerance of any individual or group within or outwith Scotland.
Research conducted among Scottish-based and international groups and organisations by the Scottish Government found strong demand for the concept of a gTLD as an online indication of Scottish affinity and identity.