The new .ngo and .ong domain names for charities and non-governmental organisations started their ‘sunrise’ period on 17th March. This is a 30 day window in which brand owners that have registered their trademark(s) in the Trademark Clearinghouse have early access to their related domain name.
Limited registration then opens on 21st April, for organisations that have already submitted an Expression of Interest. General availability starts on 6th May. » Continue reading news item ... “dot ngo addresses available to register”
The Welsh Government has switched its main website over to the .wales and .cymru domains. www.wales.gov.uk becomes www.gov.wales, and www.cymru.gov.uk is www.llyw.cymru.
Changes to other Welsh Government sites will follow, and the domains are also being developed so that local authorities can adopt the format “councilname”.gov.wales and “councilname”.llyw.cymru.
Welsh Government news item http://gov.wales/newsroom/firstminister/2015/150302-gov-wales/?lang=en.
Note: if this sounds familiar, we recently reported on a similar move by the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Government is now using www.gov.scot as its primary web address. It is switching over from www.scotland.gov.uk, which will however continue to take users to the site, and other established links will operate as normal.
The new .scot top level domain is operated by the not for profit Dot Scot Registry, based in Glasgow and set up with the backing of the Scottish Government. » Continue reading news item ... “Scottish Government gets dot scot web address”
The Welsh Government is to switch its web domain from .gov.uk to .wales and .cymru. It will start the switch next year, joining other organisations such as Sport Wales and the National Museum of Wales.