.scot is a top-level domain for Scotland and Scottish culture, including the Gaelic and Scots languages.
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 .scot domain name to go live was calico.scot, registered by .scot pioneer hosting company Calico Internet Ltd.
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. Likewise, the Scottish Parliament moved from scottish.parliament.gov.uk to parliament.scot in May 2016, to coincide with the 2016 elections.
The 2017 Global Amendment to the base New gTLD Registry Agreement is effective as of 31 July 2017.
On 3 May 2018 the DotScot registry lifted registration restrictions on locality domains (based on towns, etc) and other premium names.
Before the transfer can be started, please unlock the domain for transfer by the old registrar. The transfer has to be initiated through our system. A valid Authorization Code has to be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the old registrar. After the transfer is started successfully, the old registrar has to give an acknowledge to the transfer. If the old registrar will not respond within 5 days to the transfer, the transfer will be automatically acknowledged. Normally a transfer will be completed in 5 days.
An Ownerchange is free of charge and can be performed easily in our system.
A Restore can be performed in our system up to 30 days after deletion.