|TLD type Top-level domain||Actual use Launched|
|Introduced Pioneer phase launched on 15 July 2014. Delegated to the root in June 2014; First proposed in 2005.|
Status General registrations beginning on 23 September 2014, registrations open for interest and trademark holders from 15 July 2014.
Intended use Scotland, Scottish culture, Gaelic and Scots languages
Registration restrictions Requires connection to Scotland or Scottish culture.
.scot is a top-level domain for Scotland and Scottish culture, including the Gaelic and Scots languages.
Map of Scotland, UK
In 2008 dotCYMRU, dotEUS, dotSCOT and dotBZH formed ECLID. Later it was decided to allow almost any top-level domain for introduction some time in 2013, and a list of applications for these was published in June 2012; the domain .scot was included.
On 27 January 2014, Dot Scot Registry announced that it had agreed terms to operate the .scot domain name, with plans to get it up and running later in summer of 2014.
On 15 July 2014, .scot was officially launched. The first pioneer website to go live on 15 July was calico.scot — a Highlands-based ISP who offer .scot domain registrations.
As of 12 September 2014, an alpha version of the Scottish Government's mygov.scot website was live. On 17 February 2015, the Scottish Government migrated its website from scotland.gov.uk to gov.scot.