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 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.
.SCOT domains are for the use of the Scots 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:
Are you a Scottish business or selling Scottish products? A .SCOT domain is the perfect tool to boost your authenticity and attract new customers.
Highlight your Scottish roots as .SCOT domains allow you to be creative and stand out online.
.SCOT domains were created to be used globally, so you can show your Scottish connection wherever you are.