Anglesey Council launches new Welsh website address on St David’s Day
ISLE of Anglesey County Council celebrated St David’s Day in style today (March 1) by promoting the use of the Welsh language in the digital world.
The council has now registered the web domain name www.ynysmon.llyw.cymru with the Welsh Government.
The new domain name (and its English equivalent – www.anglesey.gov.wales) goes live today.
To coincide with this exciting development, the council is also launching a new section on its website devoted to the Welsh language.
The aim of the new microsite (www.anglesey.gov.wales/the-welsh-language-on-anglesey) is to share information and resources with residents and newcomers to Anglesey about the importance of language.
Education and Culture portfolio holder Councilor Meirion Jones has long been in favor of adopting the new Welsh web domain.
Cllr Jones said: ‘It is only fitting that the council is launching this new Welsh language domain name and page on our Patron Saint’s Day.
“We are proud that Anglesey has always been positive in promoting the use of language in all aspects of life.
“The wider adoption of the .cymru and .wales domains helps put Wales and the Welsh language on the map in the digital world.
“By adopting .cymru, Ynys Môn can contribute to this.
“I hope our decision will encourage other public bodies to adopt this technological development and increase the profile and presence of Wales and the Welsh language online.”
The old address www.anglesey.gov.uk will be replaced by the new on council publications when they expire and will still be operational until all digital systems have been updated accordingly.
Staff will also adopt Welsh ‘ynysmon.llyw.cymru’ addresses for emails in due course.
Anglesey’s Welsh Language Portfolio Holder, Cllr Ieuan Williams, added: “This is an important step forward in our efforts to promote and encourage the use of the Welsh language in everything we do. do as advice.”
“The Welsh language has always been an integral part of the council’s identity.
“These exciting developments mean that our commitment to language is now more reflected in our online presence.
“Having Welsh at the heart of such innovation is key to helping promote our language and culture in the digital world.”