.sch.uk registrations in Scotland
Notice: Nominet UK have been instructed by the DfEE in conjunction with the Scottish Executive to rationalise the Scottish .sch.uk Domain Name register. This will result in a standardised .sch.uk Register of Domains for Scotland. Normal applications will continue until 10 December 2000 after which no further automated applications will be accepted. Any local authority school requiring a .sch.uk Domain Name should contact their Education Authority (EA) IT Advisor to arrange for an appropriate Domain to be registered. Any new Independent schools requiring a .sch.uk Domain should confirm their school name, postal address and Scottish Office ID number in writing so that we can allocate an appropriate Domain.
A new national naming structure was created in order to allocate all 3,000 Scottish schools with a unique .sch.uk Domain Name. All new Domain Name applications made for Scottish schools must be made following the <geographical area>.sch.uk format.
Each application is dealt with by Nominet UK and it must comply with the following criteria:
A document answering the most commonly asked questions about the School Names on the Net Project is available at http://www.nic.uk/schools/scot-faqs.html.
The Scottish Executive Education Department publication providing information about the 'Domain Names Rationalisation Project Scotland' for Scottish schools and Education Authorities can be found at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library3/education/snon-00.asp.