.cymru and .wales are the top-level domains for Wales and were launched on 1 March 2015 by Nominet, the organisation responsible for the smooth running of the .UK internet.
For those who want to underline their Welsh connection or heritage, the domain name endings are a visible sign to anyone who visits their site. It’s great news for Wales, Welsh businesses and anyone who wants to target the Welsh market.
This is an exciting opportunity for Wales to have a distinct presence on the web. This provides us with an opportunity to set Wales apart online and promote the unique benefits of our country, both economically and culturally
These domains are about taking our Welsh passion, pride and provenance to the online world and as a consequence we all now have an opportunity both within Wales and around the world to do exactly that
People can see we’re not just a small part of England, we are our own identity and I think it extends the appeal of Wales and Welshness and the fact that we are a modern vibrant country. As an association I would recommend .cymru and .wales to anyone.
I would absolutely recommend that anybody making a product in Wales takes up a .cymru and .wales domain name… For us it’s really important that we show where we come from and everything that we do is to make a clear point of difference to other brands and services out there. We think .cymru is a really awesome way of telling half a story already without having to say anything.
.cymru is now an integral part of our identity. We’ve had nearly a quarter of a million unique visits to the website and nearly 4million pages have been read on our website since we adopted the .cymru domain.
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