DotKER Campaign for Cornish Community Launched
Posted in: Domain Names at 02/02/2009 15:17
A campaign has been launched for the .KER gTLD for the Cornish linguistic and cultural community and follows on the succesfful .CAT gTLD for the Catalan community, along with similar proposals in the United Kingdom for .CYM and .SCO for Wales and Scotland respectively as well as others such as Brittany (.BZH).
The doKer proposal aims to unite the Cornish community that has spread throughout the world. The campaign has been spearheaded by a group of people from Cornwall involved in Cornwall's linguistic and cultural community from different professional backgrounds including education, commerce and business and the voluntary sector.
The dotKer campaign has obviously been following the news of ICANN's plans for new gTLDs and "have been in contact with CORE, the Internet Council of Registrars, who worked strongly for establishing the .CAT, first language and culture TLD and who has an ongoing relationship with dotCYM (Wales) dotBZH (Brittany) and dotGAL (Galicia), among other 'new TLDs'," Mr Rhisiart Tal-e-bot, a director of the dotKer campaign told Eurolang.
"Due to the way the internet domain administration has been developed, we envisaged some initial difficulties in securing a .KER domain name. The advice that we received from CORE however is that .KER for the linguistic and cultural community and .KER for the area/region, would be acceptable for ICANN if we were to bid for a new 'generic' TLD for Cornwall."
More information on the dotKer campaign is available from: