Introduced Pioneer phase launched on 15 July 2014. Delegated to the root in June 2014; First proposed in 2005.
TLD type Top-level domain
Status General registrations beginning on 23 September 2014, registrations open for interest and trademark holders from 15 July 2014.
Intended use  Scotland, Scottish culture, Gaelic and Scots languages
Actual use Launched
Registration restrictions Requires connection to Scotland or Scottish culture.
Website Dot Scot

.scot is a top-level domain for Scotland and Scottish culture, including the Gaelic and Scots languages.[1]

In 2008 dotCYMRU, dotEUS, dotSCOT and dotBZH formed ECLID. Later it was decided to allow almost any top-level domain for introduction sometime in 2013, and a list of applications for these was published in June 2012; the domain .scot was included.[2]

On 27 January 2014, Dot Scot Registry announced that it had agreed terms to operate the .scot domain name, with plans to get it up and running later in summer of 2014.[3]

On 15 July 2014, .scot was officially launched.[4] The first pioneer website to go live on 15th July was calico.scot - a Highlands based ISP who offer .scot domain registrations. [5]


  1. ^ STV, Net gains: Scottish domain name bid aims to boost national identity, 28 June 2011
  2. ^ Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings
  3. ^ "Available for sale later this summer.". .scots (.scots). 13 July 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Scotland’s e-break: Internet domain .scot launched". Russia Today (Russia Today). 15 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Net Firm gets .SCOT Domain.". Inverness Courier. 18 July 2014. 

External links

  • Dot Scot Registry (not-for-profit agency)

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