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Scotland Wants Its Own Top-Level Domain '.SCO'

The Scottish Nationalist Government is reportedly considering a formal request with ICANN seeking a ".sco" top-level domain to replace the distinctly "Unionist" .co.uk. Proposals which could see the endings of websites based in Scotland changed from '.co.uk' to '.sco' are currently being looked at by the finance secretary. The campaign for the '.sco' suffix has been led by Nationalist backbencher Christine Grahame and it will see to it that most Scottish Governments and agencies change their website suffixes immediately.

Read full story: Telegraph.co.uk

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Re: Scotland Wants Its Own Top-Level Domain '.SCO' By JC  –  Apr 10, 2008 2:34 pm PDT

Very Intersting

Re: Scotland Wants Its Own Top-Level Domain '.SCO' By JC  –  Apr 10, 2008 2:34 pm PDT

Wondering when the domain will become active?  Also wondering if the Saint Martin domain is active .mf?

Re: Scotland Wants Its Own Top-Level Domain '.SCO' By Daniel R. Tobias  –  Apr 10, 2008 4:50 pm PDT

Government sites aren't in .co.uk anyway… that's for companies.  .gov.uk is for governmental sites, and there are several other second level domains under .uk such as .org.uk and .me.uk.

Re: Scotland Wants Its Own Top-Level Domain '.SCO' By McTim  –  Apr 11, 2008 8:13 am PDT

Ummm, they can send all the "formal requests" they like, but IIUC, if it ain't on the ISO 3166 list, it's not going in the root (and it's not on the list).

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