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.SCOT domain names available now!

As of today, Scotland’s very own domain extension .scot is now live! Now that .scot has entered general availability, all Scot’s will be able to claim their unique domain name highlighting their commitment to Scottish identity and culture. The new domain puts Scotland on an equal footing with Wales and the Republic of Ireland offering a Scottish alternative to more general domains such as .com, .co.uk or .uk.

Since July, businesses have been able to apply for the new domain but it is only as of today that anyone can secure a .scot.

Benefits of a .scot domain

Our recent study into regional top level domains showed that the strongest demand for regional identity within the UK was the Scottish, with 71% of consumers admitting they’d prefer to buy from companies using a .scot web address. Other benefits voiced include:

  • A new way to express their online identity
  • Build stronger cultural and economic links
  • Provide a strong unique selling point
  • Raise awareness of existing pride in Scottish heritage and culture

Secure your .scot

You can get your .scot domain name from Fasthosts today competitively priced from £24.99pa- with no increase in consecutive years. Gavin McCutcheon, Director of the DotScot Registry has said: “There’s been huge interest in .scot since July when we went public. We’ve seen strong interest from many sectors but it’s particularly pleasing to see the international digital giants like Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram get on board.”

With interest from big corporations, smaller SMBs and now individuals, the new .scot domain is already proving very successful. Hurry and register your domain name before someone else does! If you’ve secured a .scot domain through Fasthosts, why not tell us about it and we could feature your site on our blog!

  1. What is the .scot domain you’ve successfully registered
  2. What were your top three motivators to do so?

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