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  • .Wales and .Cymru domain name registration

    We are glad to announce that after years of discussion, Nominet has finally secured the extensions - .Wales and .cymru for the Wales. Nominet Registry will be responsible for maintaining the database of these two gTLD's and their Registrant Information. After working hard with the Welsh Government, Nominet has created a strong policy framework for these two TLD's and has assured that the TLD's will definitely promote the Welsh identity throughout the globe.

    Benefits of having a .Wales and .Cymru domain name :

    1. Express your Identity with great pride: Whether you're an individual or a business organization, now you can show your Welsh identity to the whole world with great pride. You can now convey the message of being proud to be a part of Wales through your domain name.

    2. Short and Sweet, creates an effective online presence: The two TLD's are short and easy to remember. The users accessing it won't have to jot down or memorize the names of the website. For example, you might be using the website Beautiful-Wales(dot)com. Now you will be able to use Beautiful.wales
    They will give a great exposure to the Wales throughout the World Wide Web.

    3. Target the Welsh audience: If you wish to target the Welsh audience or if the Welsh connection is important for your business, you should make sure to secure the name of your choice at your earliest convenience.

    4. Contribute to the growth and development of Wales: All the profit arising from the registration of .Cymru and .Wales TLD will be eventually used for the online projects by the Wales Government. In short, you will be contributing to the growth of Wales by registering a name for yourself.


    The launch of .Cymru and .Wales will be made in the following phases :

    1.Sunrise Period (1st September, 2014 - 31st October, 2014) The Sunrise Period has started from midday 1st of September, 2014 and will end on midday 31st of October, 2014. If you're a business that owns the Trademark and if you have already registered it under Trademark Clearinghouse, then you will be eligible to apply for your name under this period. Whilst applying for the domain name, you will have to pay a nominal fees which is non refundable. If your application is successful, you will have to pay an additional fees for the domain name registration. Please be advised that you will have to provide a valid SMD file (Signed Mark Datafile) during the application for the domain name. The domain name should match the name mentioned on the SMD file.

    If Nominet receives only one application for a name, then the domain name will be registered right away. If they receive more than one application, then Nominet will try to validate the request through a Validation Agent. The Applicant will need to provide an evidence of the use of Trademark in Wales. This could be any of the following :

    a. Payment receipts, invoices, links connecting to websites.
    b. Dated Advertisement or marketing materials.
    c. A declaration signed by a UK Solicitor or a Trademark Lawyer.
    d. Dated pictures or scanned copies.

    If any of the applicant meets the above criteria then the domain name will be registered to him. If more than one applicant meets the above criteria, then the domain name will proceeed further for an Auction process.

    2. Welsh Business Priority Period (3rd November, 2014 to 24th December, 2014) : During this period, the holders of Registered or Unregistered Trademark who haven't applied during the Sunrise Phase can apply for the registration of the domain name. They will be requested to provide a proof of business or usage of the name in Wales. If there is contention set (more than one application), then the domain name will be awarded through an Auction process.

    3. Landrush Period (29th December, 2014 - 25th February, 2015): Landrush is the period during any individual or business can apply for the registration. They can opt to register Premium Names that have not been registered in the previous two phases.If there is contention set (more than one application), then the domain name will be awarded through an Auction process.

    4. General Availability (1st March, 2015): Anyone across the globe will be able to register the domain name on a first come first served basis.

    If you have any questions or queries pertaining to the registration of .Cymru or .Wales domain names, please do not hesitate to contact our Billing Department through the live chat support. You can also reach us on 0800 862 0380.

    Regards,
    Adam Smith

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    Re: .Wales and .Cymru domain name registration

    That’s really good! Just want to know, could it be possible for me to purchase more than one .Wales, domain name with this package https://www.eukhost.com/web-hosting/cpanel.php

    Thank you

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    • #3
      Re: .Wales and .Cymru domain name registration

      Hello Cathlee,

      You can register multiple .Wales domain names and host them on any of our cPanel Shared Hosting Packages. However, the offer for a free domain name is limited to gTLD's and .uk (.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk) domains.

      Regards,
      Adam Smith

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      • #4
        Re: .Wales and .Cymru domain name registration

        Originally posted by Adam Smith View Post
        Hello Cathlee,

        You can register multiple .Wales domain names and host them on any of our cPanel Shared Hosting Packages. However, the offer for a free domain name is limited to gTLD's and .uk (.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk) domains.

        Regards,
        Adam Smith
        Hi Adam,

        Thank you so much, this is really a good offer for me to register more than one domain with .uk TLD and a free domain with shared hosting package.

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        • #5
          Re: .Wales and .Cymru domain name registration

          Hello Cathlee,

          You're welcome.

          If you have any queries, please respond to the same thread. I'd be glad to assist you.

          Regards,
          Adam Smith

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          • #6
            Re: .Wales and .Cymru domain name registration

            Following the launch of the new .Cymru and .Wales domains in first week of March 2015, all remaining Premium Names will be available from Tuesday 31st March at 12.00 noon on a first come, first-served basis.

            Please feel free to contact our Billing Department and you may also reach us on 0800 862 0380.

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            • #7
              Re: .Wales and .Cymru domain name registration

              Originally posted by Karen P View Post
              Following the launch of the new .Cymru and .Wales domains in first week of March 2015, all remaining Premium Names will be available from Tuesday 31st March at 12.00 noon on a first come, first-served basis.

              Please feel free to contact our Billing Department and you may also reach us on 0800 862 0380.
              Good to know info, thankyou for keeping us posted ..

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