.gay domain names

.gay

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.GAY is an extension dedicated to LGBTQ community.

It includes

  • a free SSL certificate to secure your domain
  • 2 free mailboxes with 3GB of storage
  • 10,000 aliases and forwarding addresses
  • 5GB to store, secure, and synchronize your files with Cozy Drive

A .gay for your website for free!

For the .gay's second birthday, the first 1,000 customers using the code "GAYHBD" will get their .gay domain name free, starting September 16 at midnight, Paris time (or 3:00 PM Pacific on September 15).

How does it work

It couldn't be easier—once you've selected your .gay domain name and you put it in your shopping cart, when you go to pay, just enter the code "GAYHBD" (without the quotes) in the "promocode" field and, most importantly, validate the price reduction code with the button right below it. If all goes well, your cart will show a total price of zero (if you only have your eligible domain name in your cart, obviously).

This offer is valid for the first-year registration of a .gay domain name between September 16 and 23 (Paris time), Premium domain names excluded. Transfers are excluded from this promotion. One domain registration per Gandi account is allowed, and only the first 1,000 customers to use the code will benefit from the discount. In accordance with the .gay registry's policies, domain names registered detrimental to or that promote hatred of gay and LGBTQ+ individuals or the community as a whole will be deleted directly by the registry.

The promotion takes place between September 16, 2022 at 12:00 AM Paris time (September 15, 2022, 3:00 PM Pacific) and September 23, 2022, 11:59 PM Paris time (September 23, 2022 2:59 PM Pacific). Gandi is limited to the registration of 1,000 domain names under the terms of this promotion.

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Why .gay?

Use a .gay domain name for targeted content

The .gay domain ending is dedicated to the LGBTQ community. Buying a .gay domain name lets you benefit from high visibility, since it's very easy for internet users to identify. A .gay domain name also helps you improve your search ranking. A .gay domain name is particularly well suited for organizations looking to create a website.

A .gay domain name for a socially conscious site

Anyone can register a .gay domain name. In addition, the registry also donates 20% of the fees it charges to LGBTQ organizations. However, it's important to note that .gay domain names are closely regulated. Specifically, a .gay domain name cannot be used for a website that:

  • Publishes anti-LGBTQ content
  • Incites hate
  • Harrasses or harms LGBTQ groups or people

In cases where .gay domain names are used in this way, the domain name is immediately suspended.

Get your .gay domain name in just a few clicks

You can register your .gay domain name for anywhere between 1 and 10 years. If you already have a .gay domain name, transferring it will add one year to the renewal date. Along with your domain name, you'll receive free domain name services: an SSL certificate (for one year), and 2 email mailboxes (with 3 GB of storage). We also offer various options for website hosting.

.gay domain prices

Registration

£42.96

per year
  • From 1 to 10 years
Register

Transfer

£36.40

  • Renews the domains for the minimum allowed duration
Transfer

Renewal

£44.96

per year
  • From 1 to 9 years
  • Late renewal (domain suspended): 45 days after the domain's expiration date - £44.96
Renew
Pricing Options Prices for United Kingdom, taxes included, in £ (GBP)

Other prices and periods

Restore

30 days after the late renewal period

£248.62

the first year, then renewal at normal price

Owner Change

FREE

Does not change the expiration date

Period before release

Pending Delete

5 days

after the restoration period

Rules and particularities of .gay domain names

Technical operator
Creation date

2019

Related Contract

View the .gay contract

.GAY domain names at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited for .GAY domain names since January 2020

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .GAY domain names are open to everyone.
As established in Registry .GAY Rights Protections Policy, the use of a .GAY domain name for anti-LGBTQ content or to malign or harm LGBTQ individuals or groups is strictly prohibited and can result in immediate suspension. Prohibited behavior includes harassment, threats, and hate speech.
The Registry donates to LGBTQ nonprofits organizations, 20 % of the fees invoiced to Registrars for the registration of each .GAY domain name. Such charities are listed on the Registry website.
Syntax: from 1 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place and third and fourth place)
IDN (accented domain names): yes
Registration period: 1 to 10 years during general availability, 1 year during Sunrise and EAP phases
Second-level extensions: no

Procedures

Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: URS and UDRP
Transfer (change of Registrar): the process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status, is older than 60 days and has not been transferred in the last 60 days. The effective transfer depends on your validation (by email) and renews the domain name for one year
Change of Ownership: available on our interface, the current procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domain name owner. The expiration date is unchanged
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table

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