North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson has said that an internet domain name for Cornwall could benefit local businesses and help promote the Duchy as a tourist destination.
Rogerson suggested that having Cornwall specific websites could increase awareness of Cornwall as a destination, help build the Cornish brand and boost the local economy.
.wales and .cymru websites will be available for Welsh businesses and institutions later this year, with .london website domains also being launched for websites associated with the capital.
Rogerson has written to the Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport and to Nominet, the UK’s internet registration organisation, to see if Cornwall could follow suit.
He said: “Local businesses already benefit from Cornwall’s strong identity and reputation, particularly as a tourist destination and amongst our excellent farming, food and drink businesses.
“Sealing our distinctive identity online through a .cornwall and/or a .kernow website domain name could help Cornish businesses and organisation stand out from the crowd and could get more people buying Cornish produce and visiting our area, which would help our local economy.”