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.gay – The Virtual Pride Flag

The new gTLD for the LGBTQ community has arrived. .gay aims to work towards full acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Read on to find out more about why we have the domain extension and how the project is being implemented.

Fifty years ago, the LGBTQ community gathered to march in honor of the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots – and the first modern pride parade was born. In this same spirit, .gay offers an ideal space for members of the community and their allies to interact and celebrate.



What is LGBTQ?

LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. The LGBTQ community strives towards confidence regarding sexual identity. The new gTLD .gay is now available in order to explore such themes, to anchor knowledge within the community, to promote understanding and acceptance of the entire community and to create a platform for networking within the LGBTQ community. 

To ensure that .gay benefits LGBTQ invdividuals and communities, 20 % of revenue from registrations will go towards nonprofit LGBTQ projects. Unfortunately, acceptance of the LGBTQ community is still not always as self-evident as it should be. The donations from the registry are a means of contributing to remedying this situation. It is another step towards increasing tolerance and anchoring social normality.

Information and acceptance with .gay

The new gTLD .gay aims to contribute to the full acceptance of the LGBTQ community and enable an equal presence in a society that focuses on respect, acceptance and inclusion. The domain extension is the equivalent of the rainbow flag, an international symbol for diversity online.

With the new gTLD .gay, the diversity of people and life forms is promoted. People are as diverse as the net itself, which makes it the perfect place to live out this diversity, to express oneself and create connections.

What does the new gTLD .gay aim to achieve?

When it comes to operations, .gay is no different to any other domain extension. However, the new gTLD is still considered a trailblazer in the branch. With .gay, a medium is established for the visibility, connection and support of the entire LGBTQ community. To this end, .gay aspires to provide a safe space for the LGBT community. To enable this, a number of protective measures are in place on websites under .gay domains. The .gay protection policy includes regulations that prohibit hate speech, threats or harassment on .gay websites, as well as warnings about the removal of negative content.

.gay domains not only honor decades of history and progress, but also look towards a future that is inclusive and welcoming for everyone.

Register your .gay domain now