Celebrate the London Summer Olympics
with 10% off .CO.UK!
This year, Dynadot is celebrating the London Summer Olympics by taking 10% off 2 year registrations of .CO.UK.
Use code LONDON2012, which will be available only during the games themselves: from today, 7/27 - 8/12/12 23:59 PDT.
.CO.UK is the ccTLD for the United Kingdom and the fourth most popular TLD in the world, just behind .COM
, and .NET
! It is the best way to establish yourself in the UK and reach it's over 62 million inhabitants. Registering your .CO.UK gives you credibility in the region – even Google will rank your website better for queries coming from the UK. Get yours today!
Now get excited about the Olympics with these fun facts:The five Olympic rings represent the five major regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Ever national flag in the world includes one of the five colors, which are blue, yellow, black, green, and red.
Although the Summer Olympics have been hosted since 1896, the first Winter Olympics wasn't held until 1924.
The Olympics used to be held only every four years with the Summer and Winter games held in the same year. This was changed in 1994 and since then the Summer and Winter games have alternated every two years.
A record 202 countries participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. This year 205 countries are expected to participate.
Three continents have never hosted an Olympic games: Africa, South America, and Antarctica, but this will change in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the next Summer Olympics.
This year marks the third time that London has hosted the Summer Olympics. It also hosted them in 1908 and 1948. London was originally scheduled to host the Summer Olympics in 1944, but the games were cancelled due to World War II.
London is aiming to host the greenest Olympics yet. Over half a million new trees have been planted and 75% of the structures built for the Olympics will remain after the games to be used as housing. Also, attendees are encouraged to arrive by London's famous Tube - "Mind the Gap" - as opposed to arriving by car.
By the time the Olympic Flame reaches London for the opening ceremony tonight, it will have taken a 70 day journey around the UK and 8,000 people will have had the honor of being its torchbearer.
Now, let the games begin!
Post by Robyn Norgan
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