Patriotic Scots want their own domain extension

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  • April 8, 2008
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

According to this article in The Times the Scottish National Party is launching a campaign to create a .sco domain for Scottish websites.

The Times has some odd quotes in the article that will worry siteowners who have no desire to change their domain suffix.

THE Scottish National party is to take its campaign for independence into cyberspace by seeking to change the endings of all websites based in the country, from “” to “.sco”.

Most Scottish government departments and agencies would be expected to change their website suffixes immediately. However, there would be no obligation on the part of other Scottish organisations to change their internet address.

SEO consultants in Scotland are probably already preparing for the onslaught of clients who can’t figure out how they lost all their traffic by switching to a new domain.

Personally I don’t see the problem with and .com domains, why confuse people? The fact we have domains is bad enough without adding more to the mix.

The most interesting part of the article for me was to find that Catalonia has the .cat extension. Of course somebody already has and is redirecting it to Google, of all places.

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