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The most beautiful Lithuanian domain name election"
Internet Service Centre DOMREG at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in cooperation with the Lithuanian Computer Society and the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language organises the annual election of the most beautiful Lithuanian internet name. The most beautiful Lithuanian domain name of the year is chosen from the registered Lithuanian names with specific Lithuanian labels.
According to the Head of KTU Internet Service Centre DOMREG Daiva Tamulionienė, the idea of this election was provided by the Lithuanian Computer Society and DOMREG approved it in 2014, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the adaptation of the domain names to the multilingual environment. The most beautiful Lithuanian domain name of the year is chosen from the registered Lithuanian names with specific Lithuanian labels – ą, č, ę, ė, į, š, ų, ū, ž.
“We organise this competition in cooperation with the Lithuanian Computer Society and the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language, trying to change the habits of the users to write using “incorrectly spelled” words, to draw their attention to the technical possibilities to use the native language in the names and to encourage them to register correct Lithuanian names and to promote the Lithuanian language online. We notice the increasing number of the registrations of the Lithuanian trademarks and company names, when both options – the “incorrectly spelled” and using the specific Lithuanian labels – are registered”, – states D. Tamulionienė.
The most beautiful Lithuanian internet names are chosen with the help of the linguists of the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language, who assess the sound and correct composition of the domain name and take into consideration how the domain name reflects the content of the website and whether that website is written in a correct language. The most beautiful domain name is elected by an online voting.
1590 domains with specific Lithuanian labels were registered in the first year of the competition (2014). The number of the registered names increases with each year, while some of them disappear.
In 2014, the title of the most beautiful Lithuanian internet name was awarded to klaužada.lt, in 2015, voveraitė.lt, in 2016, vištapuode.lt, in 2017, ilgasūsas.lt. In 2018, the web surfers elected šilinga.lt, the name of the company providing the forestry services.