.SCOT Gets British Government Support

While the campaign for Scottish independence from Britain is controversial, the move for a .SCOT top level domain has proved uncontroversial gaining the support of the British government, with The Scotsman reporting British government ministers are “relaxed” about the proposal.Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, claimed that Scotland would “soon be independent in cyberspace” and that the internet shake-up would be a “great boost” to Scottish businesses and tourism, The Scotsman noted on Monday.But support is not quite universal with Yorkshire Tory MP Andrew Percy dismissing the idea of .SCOT as “nonsense”. “Scotland hasn’t even voted yet on whether to go independent, and all this is doing is giving Alex Salmond’s Nationalists a propaganda coup,” Percy said according to the report in The Scotsman.But north of the border it was a different story.”Scotland is well on the road to independence, and it looks like we will soon be independent in cyberspace too – the dotScot domain name will be a great boost in promoting Scotland around the globe,” a spokesman for Salmond told The Scotsman.However should Scotland become independent it would then be entitled to its own country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), and then have two TLDs.