The goal of the Scot-Domains is to provide an online identity for the Scottish culture, people, businesses and organizations in Scotland and around the world.
Registrations under the .scot TLD are restricted to bona-fide members of the Scottish community, and subject to the further requirement that the registrantís actions in the .scot TLD community, as well as the registrantís use of the registered domain name, must be:
-generally accepted as legitimate;
beneficial to the cause and the values of the Scottish community;
commensurate with the role and importance of the registered domain name;
in good faith at the time of registration and thereafter.
Who belong's to the worldwide Scottish Community? You must not necessarily live in Soctland, in order to belong to the Scottish Community.
You can belong to the Scottish Community
-by birth or residence as Scottish;
-by ancestry as of Scots origin;
-as businesses located in Scotland or registered in Scotland;
-as organisations and their memberships whose stated remit is to celebrate or further the heritage, arts, music, languages, sports and culture of Scotland.
Applications of Scot-Domains in non-English languages are welcome, specifically in Gaelic, Shetlandic and Orcadian which often require the use of non ASCII characters, as well as in the other Scottish languages of Doric and Scots.
The Soct-Domains are at the GoLive-Period.
We are an official registrar of the Soct-Domains. We can register available Soct-Domains fast and reliable.
A Standard Soct-Domain costs 60 US-Dollars per year and domain.
The relationship between a better ranking in search engines and new top-level domains has already been proven in a study of Searchmetrics for .berlin domains. Websites with .berlin domains often rank better with regional searches in Google than sites with .de domains and .com domains.
"In 42% of searches, .berlin domains rank better locally."
Another study by Total Websites in Houston shows that the results of the Searchmetrics study are in principle applicable to all new TLDs, including e.g. new Soct-Domains. Total Websites notes that Google sees the domain extensions of new TLDs as an important criterion for the evaluation of a domain and, therefore, concludes that:
"It's clear that the new top-level domains improve the ranking in search engines."
You can choose which domains you would like using our lists. Click on the link to go to the order page of the most important New Top Level domains or search at the alphabetical list of the New Top Level Domains. You can also use our search engine to browse.