Wednesday, October 25, 2006

dotCYM: Campaigning for a .cym internet domain

Do you think there should be a .cym domain name for websites which operate through the medium of Welsh and websites which promote and associcate with Welsh culture? Of course you do, you'd be mad not to. And that's why you should sign the dotCYM petition.

From the homepage (fersiwn saesneg):

"The Welsh language and culture is a community that we believe should be identified and enhanced by having its own sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) on the Internet. Under a .CYM sponsored TLD those organisations, companies and individuals, throughout the world, that express themselves in the Welsh language and/or wish to encourage Welsh culture will be able to be registered and will be clearly identifiable.

"The success of the dotCYM campaign will unite the Welsh-speaking communities across the world. As well as Wales, there are historic Welsh communities in other parts of the British Isles, North and South America, and Australia.

"The success of the dotCYM campaign will confirm that the World Wide Web really is multi-national and a multilingual medium. It will also play a pivotal role in promoting further the use of the Welsh language on the World Wide Web as a modern medium of communication.

"We can succeed. Recently an application by puntCAT for a .cat domain for the Catalan language and culture was accepted. But if we are to be Welsh withour frontiers we need your help. Join up!"

2 Comments:

At 2:43 PM, Blogger Gary said...

A spectacularly poor idea. Isn't Wales part of the UK? Therefore, it comes under the .uk jurisdiction. Maybe Scotland should have its own TLD as well?
Should .cym come in, we'll just see yet-another-land-grab with all of the bigger companies registering their trademarks. What's the point?
Welsh companies that already hold domains under .co.uk/.org.uk/.com/etc will have to spend out more money just to protect their brands.

Absolutely ridiculous. It's just going to create further confusion amongst the Internet using public.

 
At 5:18 AM, Blogger crs said...

A spectacularly foolish comment. Domain names cost 10 bucks a year. Most Welsh companies can afford that. Also, Scotland is already campaigning for its own domain name... .SCO I believe.

 

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