dotCYM is currently going through the process of dissolving. The Members voted in the AGM to close the company since there is no reason for the continuation of the company after the Welsh Government gave ownership of th[...]
Help Wales Profit from the Next Major Change to the Internet...
dotCYM have endeavoured for years to engage the Welsh Government and its officials in the exciting opportunity for a new top-level domain (TLD) for Wales and the Welsh community worldwide.
From the beginning, Government officials have been against the idea and refused to cooperate or try to understand the issues involved. They have repeatedly advised government ministers that a TLD for Wales is of little importance.
After the elections in May 2011, government officials approached Nominet, the English-based large corporation that owns and controls the .uk top-level domain, in order to have them compete against dotCYM for the Welsh name online.
dotCYM were notified that the government could not support a Welsh company if there was competition in the market and Government ministers have refused to meet with us or have further discussion.
Months have passed with no news from the Government and we await the beginning of the competition against Nominet, where we must try to ensure that the Welsh keep ownership and control of their top-level domain, against a large corporation that already has a monopoly in the UK domain market and wants to defend it - and has Government officials’ support to do so.
The Welsh are going to wake up one day with a .wales top-level domain owned and controlled from England, used to contribute to the ‘not-for-profit’ Nominet’s millions of pounds of profits, huge salaries and bonuses and to defend its monopoly of the market.
The Government won’t listen to those who understand the issues in Wales so it’s time for complete transparency so that the Welsh public can be the referees in this competition. Please click the links below to get an understanding of the issues. More information will be released as regularly as our resources allow it.
On 9th December 2011, the Welsh Government invited potential applicants for a top-level domain for Wales to submit their proposals The notice and criteria are very different to what would be expected: dotCYM was create[...]
Absolutely incredible, Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales has come out against having a domain for Wales in Welsh - the indigenous language of the country he governs! At a debate at the National Assembly of Wales [...]
For over six years dotCYM has been working to ensure that Wales and the Welsh community worldwide will not miss the next chance to have its own top-level domain (TLD). This will allow websites to have a .cymru address such as www.example.cymru instead of www.example.com or www.example.co.uk. They have worked with individuals and [...]