NEW DELHI: Scotland’s Internet registry has created the world’s first email address. DotScot Registry, the Scottish not-for-profit company that launched and supports the .scot domain name, has announced the appointment of Delhi resident Vir Singh Anand as its global ambassador to India and made him the pioneer user of its new email service.

In his role, Anand will be working with people in India who have a connection to Scotland, including those who studied at Scottish universities, to raise awareness and promote greater use of the .scot domain across India. The .scot domain is Scotland’s internet identity and a community domain for ‘the worldwide family of Scots’. It was acquired in 2014 when the internet was opened up to new generic top-level domains (GTLDs). The application was supported by the Scottish Government, Scottish organisations at home and abroad and a number of high profile Scots, including Sir Sean Connery.

Current users include the Scottish Government (, Scottish Parliament ( and the Scottish film industry ( as well as thousands of businesses, cultural organisations and individuals around the world who want to highlight their Scottish connection and declare an affinity with Scotland.

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minster of Scotland while commenting on this development said “The Scottish Government’s on-line identity is clearly defined by the .scot domain and marks us out in a crowded Internet. We led by example in adopting the domain as our primary web address and it is encouraging to see that so many thousands continue to follow.”

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