Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. England is to its east and the Irish Sea to its north and west, and the Bristol Channel to its south.
The new gTLD .wales is one of many 'GEO' TLDs that ICANN is launching as part of the overall new gTLD program, to allow anyone to register domains that represent a local geographic community. By registering a .wales domain, companies doing business in Wales (the UK), or organizations serving the community of this country, are able register shorter and more relevant domain names for their web site(s).
If you have a presence in Wales or plan to do business and/or market in Wales in the future, there has never been a better time to register .wales domains for your brand. Localized domain names are vitally important to business in Wales and in the UK overall. Registering a .wales GEO TLD extension for your brand will help you grow your business, by letting your customers and prospects know exactly who you are, what you do, and where you do it. And it will help boost advertizing and help you promote your business (or yourself) more effectively online, increasing search rankings for your business. Be sure to get the .wales domain name you want before it's taken.
Do restrictions apply to some .wales domain names?