Scotland ccTLD?

John McCormac jmcc at
Tue Sep 16 16:34:57 UTC 2014

On 16/09/2014 16:26, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> What kind of timeframe would a new ccTLD for a major country roll out on?

The main issue wouldn't be the timeframe for a rollout of a Scottish 
ccTLD but rather the disengagement from the .UK ccTLD. The legislative 
part will take time and there might also be an issue about the contract 
to operate the registry being put out to tender. It might definitely be 
a question of months and these things can drag on.

In the event of a Yes vote in the independence referendum, most of 
Scotland's domain name footprint will still be .UK orientated. That 
would be very slow to change and the new ccTLD would begin to operate in 
parallel with that. That .SCOT gTLD could end up being very lucky as it 
might just fill a niche in a market where there is no serious 
competition from a local official ccTLD.

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