Why register a .gay domain name?

It's a bold new step forward in representation online.

While the .GAY domain is similar, on a technical level, to traditional top-level domains like .COM or .NET, it's actually more groundbreaking because it opens up a completely new namespace for LGBTQ+ people to connect online. Whether you're an individual, a business, a nonprofit organization, or another type of entity, when you register a website address with a .GAY domain, you're making a proud, clear, declaration that you're a member of or an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. You're advocating and celebrating! You're also stating that your online presence is a welcoming and inclusive space.

It's diverse.

.GAY isn't just diverse in its relationship to the beautiful LGBTQ+ community. It's also diverse in the types of websites that it's perfectly suited for. Many have already made .GAY their home: Twitch gaymers, podcasters, blogs, online curricula vitae and artist portfolios, LGBTQ+ community centers, photographers, entertainers, gay and gay-supportive therapists, and so much more! When you create your .GAY domain today with the Registry through DreamHost, you're joining that big, fabulous community.

.GAY is a truly safer space for you and your visitors.

The .GAY Registry can't control or police the internet, but it is committed to ensuring that the domain remains an LGBTQ+ friendly space. It created a .GAY Rights Protection Policy that discourages homophobic, anti-LGBTQ+ usage and provides specific, enforceable remedies in situations involving anyone who might malign or harm LGBTQ+ individuals or groups. The Registry's policy also bans recognized hate groups from using .GAY domains.

.GAY cares.

The .GAY domain Registry donates 20% of all new .GAY registration revenue (not just profit!) to LGBTQ+ organizations, including GLAAD and CenterLink, to help address key issues facing them and their communities. This is an unprecedented, industry-leading commitment that means continual donations over time. To date, the Registry has donated $167,471.21. to LGBTQ+ nonprofits! When you register your .GAY domain, you're not just making a statement with your website, you're also making a statement by supporting that mission.

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