Campaign begins for .eng domain
By Stuart Turton
Posted on 22 Apr 2008 at 13:30
An online petition is seeking to establish the ".eng" domain name alongside its more familiar counterparts.
The campaign is being led by Andy Warburton, a web designer, and John Sewell, a father of five, who became interested in the issue after noticing the campaigns being run in Scotland and Wales for .sco and .cym domain names.
"Every other country has specific domains, or at least campaigns but we just have .co.uk. We think this would be a good way for people to show their patriotism online," says Warburton.
"There's nothing whatsoever political about this," adds Sewell. "I'm not a devotee of any political party."
The campaign is looking for around 10,000 signatures before taking it before ICANN, the organisation which oversees domain names, at the beginning of 2009.
"We need to get some weight behind us," continues Warburton. "If we can do that we'll take it before the Government and English Heritage and drum up some support there."
Until then, if you feel like joining the .eng petition, you can find the website here.
Is your business a social business? For helpful info and tips visit our hub.
- CeBit 2014 diary: Cameron comes to town
- The 5 most interesting UK businesses at SXSW
- Quickest way to upload 1GB? Hop on a train
- Move over Delia: IBM Watson is cooking tonight
- Eric Schmidt on the double-edged smartphone: friend and foe
- Getty joins the race to the bottom
- Hour of Code: five steps to learn how to code
- Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: first look
- Sony Xperia Z2 review: first look
- Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 review: first look
- Headings vs headers: how to use both in Word
- Windows Server 2012 R2: how the Datacenter edition could change SMBs
- Invoices and VAT: how to set up your documents correctly
- Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Active: the best phone for avoiding screen burn
- How much is a social user worth?
- The key to choosing a secure password
- Thunderbolt Bridge: a fast Mac migration tool
- Should you advertise on Twitter?
- How to track a lost smartphone
- Self-publishing success: the best way to sell your book