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Wales Loses .CYM Domain to Cayman Islands

A four-year campaign to secure a ".cym" internet address for Wales has been lost to the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean. DotCYM project leaders in Aberystwyth said it was disappointing, but they still plan to bid for a Welsh version of the .com or .co.uk domain. They are appealing for new suggestions and said .cymru could be used instead. ... The Cayman Islands already has its own internet domain, .ky, but it is also registered to use .cym.

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.co.uk Daniel R. Tobias  –  Nov 09, 2010 6:08 PM PDT

.co.uk is actually a subdomain of .uk intended for companies, parallel to others like .org.uk for organizations.  .cym or .cymru would be parallel to .uk, not its subdomain .co.uk.

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