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
- For 1 year:
- From 2 to 10 years: HK$373.39
Rules and particularities of .gay domain names
.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
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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