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.cymru is one of two geographic top level domains (GeoTLD) for Wales (the other being .wales). The TLD was proposed by the British internet registry company Nominet, which has run the domain for the UK (.uk) since 1996. The proposal initially ran into conflict with .cym, proposed by the Wales-based, not-for-profit dotCYM organisation, which advocates for the Welsh language and culture.In June 2014, final go-ahead for the domains was granted by ICANN, and a phased launch of the new domains began. Initially, the new domains were available to trademark holders, with full availability originally planned for the spring of 2015.
{{TLD| |logo = |status = Delegated |manager = [[Welsh Government]] |country = Wales |language = Welsh |stringcontention = No |registryprovider = [[Nominet]] |registrations = |date = 07 August 2014 |type = [[GeoTLD]] |priority = |community = |keypeople = }} '''.cymru''' is a delegated [[GeoTLD]] intended for the country of Wales in the United Kingdom. "cymru" means "Wales" in Welsh. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] on 07 August, 2014.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings Delegated String, ICANN.org] Retrieved 23 Mar 2015 ==Background== In February, 2012, it was announced that [[Nominet]] had been chosen to run the technical registry functions for the yet-to-be-named managing entity associated with the Welsh Government. The same entity will also be applying for [[.wales]] with Nominet. The planned application for 2 Welsh TLDs apparently follows debate in the country as to whether their Geo TLD should be in their little-used, native language or in English. Nominet has stated that it plans to establish a model whereby excess funds are reinvested in Wales and its community.[http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/?contentId=9074 Latest, Nominet.org][http://domainincite.com/nominet-confirmed-for-wales-gtld-bid/ Nominet Confirmed For Wales gTLD Bid, DomainIncite.com] The company contracted [[Beaufort Research]] in order to discover what their stakeholders would like done with the Welsh TLDs. They have released a questionnaire, with questions relating to policy, pricing and perceived demand.[http://www.internetnews.me/2012/06/06/nominet-doing-market-research-on-wales-and-cymru/ Nominet Doing Market Research On .Wales and .Cymru, internetnews.me] An entity that previously expressed interest in running .cymru, DotCym, announced that it would not be applying for any Welsh TLD just weeks before the Nominet announcement.[http://news.dot-nxt.com/2012/02/22/welsh-government-dot-cymru-compromise Welsh Government Dot Cymru Compromise, News.Dot-Nxt.com] One of the first communities to express interest in using a .cymru was Llandysul, which expressed its preference for its community council website to use the extension in February, 2013.[http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Llandysul-s-cymru-internet-bid/story-18156490-detail/story.html#axzz2LHl0Ij48 Story 18156490, This Is South Wales.co.uk] Retrieved 19 Feb 2013 ===Language Issues=== In October, 2012, Nominet was criticized for using poor Welsh grammar and structure on its website for the Welsh TLDs. One Welsh tech blogger alleged that Google translate or a similar program to create the text. Nominet had previously promised to expand beyond its English-centric presence and establish an office in Wales with Welsh speakers.[http://domainincite.com/10634-nominet-caught-using-google-translate-on-welsh-gtld-site Nominet Caught using Google Translate On Welsh gTLD Site, DomainIncite.com] ==Contract Signed== On 8th May 2014, [[Nominet]] received a [[Registry Agreement]] signed by [[ICANN]] for .cymru after passing the [[Initial Evaluation]].[http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries Registry Agreements, ICANN.org] Retrieved 05 December 2014 ==Delegation and Availability== .cymru was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] of the [[DNS]] on the 8th August, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings ICANN delegated strings] Retrieved 5th December 2014. ===Sunrise=== The [[Registry]] announced that the [[Sunrise Period]] for the string would begin on the 1st September 2014, and end on the 31st October 2014.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/sunrise-claims-periods TLD Startup Information, ICANN.org] Retrieved 5th December 2014 ==References== {{reflist}} [[Category:TLD]] [[Category:GeoTLD|cymru]] __NOTOC__

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.cymru Registrar Details

.CYMRU Domain Name
Nominet UK
Minerva House, Edmund Halley Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 4DQ
+44 1865 332211
+44 1865 332299
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