Keep the Heid - .SCOT is Here!

Robyn Norgan
Sep 23, 2014

Since 1603, Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom (UK). In today's world, this means that Scotland has never had its own domain extension to represent its land and its people. Although it does fall under .UK, the country code domain (ccTLD) for the UK, many Scottish people looked to .SC, which is actually the ccTLD for Seychelles, to represent them online. Now, there is finally a new TLD that will give people, organizations, and businesses the opportunity to clearly identify themselves as Scottish: .SCOT!

Scotland may have recently decided to stay a part of the UK, but that doesn't mean that its people don't want a domain to show off their Scottish pride online. As of today, that domain is here and available for registration. Since the domain will represent Scotland online, it is restricted to bona-fide members of the Scottish community. To register a .SCOT domain, you must be an individual or a legal entity linked to the .SCOT community on a linguistic, cultural, tourism, or business basis.

The .SCOT domain offers a unique branding tool for businesses who want to show the Scottish community that they're local. It's also a clear cultural identifier for Scottish people looking to start their personal website. Since .SCOT is brand new, now is the time to find and register the domain you really want. Don't wait! Join the .SCOT community today!

In case you couldn't figure it out, "keep the heid" means "keep your head or stay calm."

Robyn Norgan
This post was written by Robyn Norgan, who is proud to be part Scottish herself - specifically a part of the MacDonald clan!