Early Access Period opens soon
Take pride and be sure to secure your .gay domain name before anybody else. We’ll send you a reminder as soon as the Early Access Period opens, so you can get your hands on that dream domain name you’ve always wanted. Don’t miss out!
February 10th 2020 - September 4th 2020
Once a TLD gets approved by ICANN, registered trademark holders have the opportunity to register domain names before members of the general public. Currently, Namecheap does not support this phase.
Early Access Period (EAP)
September 8th 2020 - September 15th 2020
Pick up a highly desirable, non-trademarked domain name during the Early Access Period, for an additional fee that decreases as the days count down. It’s your chance to grab the very best domain names before they get snapped up.
General Availability (GA)
September 16th 2020
Once a domain enters this period, anyone can register a domain, at a standard price.
Take pride and register a domain that represents the LGBTQ community today. An instantly recognizable term, .gay domain name and fly your virtual pride flag high.
Secure a dedicated online space to reach, celebrate, and interact with members of the LGBTQ community. Don’t miss out, .gay domain names are the perfect choice for businesses, organizations, and individuals to build an audience on the web.
An industry first, the registry will be donating 20% of all registration revenue to LGBTQ non-profit organizations. The .gay domain will remain safe, with anti-LGBTQ content strictly prohibited and may end in domain suspension, as outlined in the .gay Rights Protections Policy.
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It’s easy! Sign up for updates and we will notify you via email as soon as the EAP or GA phase begins. Once open, you can register your .gay gTLD. The domain .gay is ideal for businesses and personal websites related to the LGTBQ community.
The prices for .gay domain names can be seen in our pricing table. They will be updated daily, starting with a high price on the first day, and dropping throughout the Early Access Period.
During this phase, you’ll be among the first to register so the prices are higher as you will be more likely to secure the domain of your dreams. Excited for your .gay domain registration? Sign up and we’ll notify you by email as soon as you can register your TLD, .gay.
The .gay Rights Protection Policy. exists to discourage homophobic, anti-LGBTQ usage. Actions will be taken by the Registry should a domain be used for any malicious or harmful activity. The following behaviors are prohibited on .gay domains:
• Inciting or promoting violence against LGBTQ persons;
• Bullying, engaging in cyberbullying or inciting others to bully;
• Harassing, or encouraging others to harass or harm others;
• Abusive intent to cause fear or threaten violence;
• Hate speech;
• or activity intended to organize, coordinate, or otherwise enable one of the above.