Application
Who are the .gay applicants?

In response to the new gTLD program, ICANN received a total of 4 applications for .gay, and one application for .lgbt. dotgay LLC was the only one to submit a ‘Community’ application, and dotgay LLC continues to be the only applicant for .gay or .lgbt that has written support and endorsement from the global gay community.

In support of our ongoing mission to maintain complete transparency with the gay community, dotgay LLC has provided our responses to the new gTLD application questions here on our website*. The chart below provides a quick synopsis of all applicants for .gay and .lgbt. *Includes all responses made public by ICANN

  • Gay community targeted string applied for?
  • Number of non-gay community targeted strings applied for?
  • Is the application Community-based?
  • Is the applicant gay owned & operated?
  • Will the gay community be involved in policy development and regulation?
  • Is the applicant supported with written endorsement by the gay community?
  • Number of endorsements from gay organizations & businesses?
  • Are any profits from domain name sales committed to benefit the gay community?
  • Will name registration be restricted to members of the gay community?
  • Will offer basic trademark protection as required by ICANN?
  • Will community members with existing domain names on other TLDs have priority?
  • Will name abuse and misuse be regulated through policy?
  • Will cyber squatting be discouraged through policy?

  • dotgay LLC
  • .gay
  • 100% focus on .gay
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • 150+
  • 67%
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes

  • United TLD HoldCo Ltd
  • .gay
  • 25
  • no
  • no
  • no
  • no
  • 0
  • no
  • no
  • yes
  • no
  • no
  • no

  • Top Level Domain Holding LTD
  • .gay
  • 67
  • no
  • no
  • no
  • no
  • 0
  • no
  • no
  • yes
  • no
  • no
  • no

  • Top Level Design LLC
  • .gay
  • 12
  • no
  • no
  • no
  • no
  • 0
  • unclear
  • no
  • yes
  • no
  • no
  • no

  • Afilias Ltd
  • .lgbt
  • 30
  • no
  • no
  • no
  • no
  • 0
  • no
  • no
  • yes
  • no
  • no
  • no

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