.scot domain registration

The new .scot gTLD has been presented to locate the Scottish community.

The purpose of the new .scot extension will be to provide the Scottish people an online space to disseminate their cultural, linguistic and historical heritage, as well as to identify Scottish companies and organisations.

.scot domain registration



New generic top level domain (NgTLD)

Geographical Area


Nation / Category


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Requirements for the .scot extension

  • It must be shown that there is an economic, cultural, historical, social or other type of connection to the location that the extension refers to.
  • The domain name must contain a minimum number of 3 characters and a maximum of 63 characters excluding the tld length

.scot domain registration rules

To register a .scot domain you must demonstrate you have a connection with the Scottish community.

.scot domain calendar

.scot domain phases

All dates may be subject to variation and do not depend on our will, but on other factors such as changes to the rules dictated by individual registers or ICANN.
Phases Date
Trademark Sunrise domains scot 15/07/14 > 13/09/14
Local Trademark, Other Prior Rights and Landrush domains scot 15/07/14 > 16/09/14
Public Interest Limited Registration Period domains scot 15/07/14 > 19/09/14
Go Live domains scot 23/09/14 > 23/09/14

.scot Sunrise Rules

The Sunrise of .scot domain is a limited period of time during which holders of trademarks may preregister names that are the same or similar to their trademark in a privileged way and at an additional cost before it is sold to the public.

To participate in the Sunrise phase of the .scotdomain, the trademark must be validated by a third party designated by ICANN: the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).
Dominiando is an official TMCH agent and can, therefore, carry out brand validation procedures of the trademark on your behalf.

This validation is mandatory to participate in the Sunrise of all new domains and the same validation can be reused for registration during the Sunrise periods of all extensions that allow it.

More than one request for the same .scot domain name will be settled by an auction between the contenders, trademark holders.

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