Wales goes online with launch of new domain name

The new domain names will be launched later today. Credit: PA

From today businesses, communities, organisations and individuals will be able to launch their websites with the new domain name '.wales' or '.cymru'.

The launch follows a three month consultation in December 2012 which showed a backing to introduce an online identity in Wales.

First Minister, Carwyn Jones, and Dame Rosemary Butler AM will host an event to mark the launch of the domain names at the Senedd later today.

The National Eisteddfod, Welsh broadcaster S4C and the National Assembly for Wales are among some of the first organisations to switch to the new domain.