[At-Large] BBC News: .wales and .cymru internet domain names find support

Dev Anand Teelucksingh admin at ttcsweb.org
Thu Nov 10 18:27:27 UTC 2011

"A survey of Welsh businesses and consumers suggests a majority of
both support the nation getting its own domain name.
The move would offer website owners the chance to end their address
with .wales and .cymru, instead of .uk.

Internet regulator ICANN will allow countries and other organisations
to apply for the new names from January.

Supporters say it could help with branding, but critics warn it may
increase the opportunity for fraud.
The poll was commissioned by the not-for-profit domain registry
service Nominet. It suggests 69% of consumers backed the move and 59%
of Welsh businesses and other bodies.

The poll used a sample of 1,003 individuals - 21% of whom were Welsh
speakers - and 250 senior decision makers in Welsh organisations
However the survey suggested splits over which name to take."

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