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DotCYMRU DotWALES logo.png
Introduced 2014
TLD type top-level domain
Status Available September 2014 [1]
Intended use Wales and Welsh language
Actual use Wales and Welsh language
Registration restrictions Unknown
Registry Website Nominet: Cymru - Wales and Our Home Online (Domain for Wales)[1]

.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.[2] 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.[3][4]

In June 2014, final go-ahead for the domains was granted by ICANN, and a phased launch of the new domains began.[5][6] Initially, the new domains were available to trademark holders, with full availability originally planned for the spring of 2015.

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Wikipedia articles on other top-level domains based on language and culture:


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