Monday, 15th December 2008, 14:03:00
Two recent surveys have found that there is public support for Scotland to have its own country code domain name.
According to the Press and Journal, 58 per cent of Scottish organisations would be in favour of such a move, while an international poll recorded support of 82 per cent.
Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond has been in Barcelona in recent days to learn lessons from the city's 1992 Olympic Games ahead of Glasgow's Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Domain names were reportedly on the agenda as Scotland looks to follow the Catalonia region, which received its own .cat code two years ago and has now attracted more than 30,000 website registrations.
Scotland's domain is most likely to be .sco or .scot and a working group has been set up to assess the viability of setting up such a name.
The Press Association quoted Mr Salmond as saying: "The time is ripe for the worldwide family of Scots to have their own domain reflecting an online community defined by a shared commitment to Scottish identity, culture and economic promotion."
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