Wales follows in Scotland's wake adopting .Wales and .Cymru web domains

Wales will soon have its own little corner of the internet when it adopts new web domains .Cymru and .Wales in November.

The Welsh National Assembly will be the first site to use the domain with Media Wales' Wales Online and Daily Post sites, and the Welsh Rugby Union set to follow.

As of November, businesses will be capable of making the transition to the new adresses whereas individuals will have to wait until March 2015 to have their applications processed.

Carwyn Jones, first minister of Wales, said: “The new domain names create a fantastic opportunity for Wales that support development of businesses, communities and the Welsh language online.

“It means we could use the top level domain names to establish a strong online presence, which truly reflects our national identity.”

Edwina Hart, business minister, said: “The new domains have the potential to bring significant economic benefits to Wales.

“They will strengthen Wales's global identity, promote business growth and encourage the exploitation of digital technologies across all sectors.”

Wales follows Scotland which earlier this year launched the .scot domain in a bid to improve the country’s digital presence.