Dot Scot Registry Limited

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Type: Non Profit Company
Industry: Internet/Registry
Founded: 2009
Headquarters: Suite 119, 111 West George St. Glasgow
Country: UK
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@dot_SCOT
Key People
Davie Hutchison, Policy Director
TLDs: 1
Registrations: 13,395

More Info: nTLDStats

Dot Scot Registry is a non profit company established in 2009 to serve apply for, and eventually be the registry of, the .scot geographical TLD for Scotland. The company secured the support of the Scottish and UK governments to apply for the string via ICANN's New gTLD Program. Dot Scot Registry aims to enhance the online identity for the people, businesses and organizations of Scotland worldwide. [1] [2]

Dot Scot Registry's initiative for the .scot TLD began in 2005. The organization campaigned for the support of the Scottish community and the Scottish government. In response the Scottish government created the Scottish Internet Working Group to determine whether relevant communities support the establishment of a .scot TLD with a survey. The results of the survey showed that 58% of organizations support the proposed .scot TLD while 18% responded against it. The level of support from diaspora organizations was 82%.[3]

In 2009, the Scottish Parliament voted unanimously for the application and development of the .scot TLD due to the strong support displayed by the Scottish government to the initiative.[4]

A Policy Advisory Board was created by the Scottish Government to represent the community and its interest in the development and operation of the .scot domain name space. Davie Hutchison serves policy director. Other directors include: Gavin McCutcheon, Harry McGrath, Polly Purvis and Craig Cockburn.[5]

In March 2012, Dot Scot Registry received the support from the British government. According to Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, "Scotland is well on the road to independence, and it looks like we will soon be independent in cyberspace too – the dotScot domain name will be a great boost in promoting Scotland around the globe."[6]