It’s last orders this week for businesses operating in Wales to make their priority applications for the new .cymru and .wales domain names, applications close at midday on 24 December 2014.
Businesses can show that they are eligible for the domain name and that they actively use it in Wales by supplying advertising / marketing materials, websites, stationery or photographs, or a signed declaration by a UK solicitor or a trademark lawyer. If there is more than one valid application for the same domain name then it will be subject to an auction. Full details of the validation process are here.
The new .cymru and .wales domains have already started going live with the Welsh Assembly being the first to switch on its new domains. Strong backing has come from many organisations, including the Welsh government, S4C, Sport Wales, the Federation of Small Businesses Wales, the Scarlets rugby team, the Welsh Rugby Union, the Millennium Stadium, the Arts Council for Wales, Golwg360, Bloc, Gwalia, Atlantic PLC, Orchard and Portmeirion.
From 29 December 2014, anyone can apply for domain names that haven’t been registered in the earlier phases. Domain names that receive more than one application will go to auction.
For more information, please visit ourhomeonline.wales.