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Don’t Miss Out On A .GAY Domain

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!

Launch phases for .GAY

Sunrise Period

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.

Why choose a .GAY domain?

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.

Is a .GAY right for me?

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.

Stand proud and stay safe

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.

Why Namecheap

Privacy and Security

Your website security and privacy comes first at Namecheap, and we will always support the rights of individuals and consumers online. It’s our mission to keep the Internet open, free, and safe for everyone.

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For increased privacy, WhoisGuard masks your personal domain data from the publicly accessible Whois database. It will actually list our contact information instead. It also reduces spam and protects you against identity theft. Best of all, it’s included FREE for life with every eligible Namecheap domain you register.

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Most frequently asked questions:

  • How can I ensure I don’t miss the Early Access Period (EAP) or General Availability (GA) Period?

    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.

  • How much will a .gay domain name cost during the EAP?

    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.

  • How will .gay remain a safe space for users?

    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;
    • Stalking;
    • Abusive intent to cause fear or threaten violence;
    • Hate speech;
    • or activity intended to organize, coordinate, or otherwise enable one of the above.

  • ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) charges a mandatory annual fee of $0.18 for each domain registration, renewal or transfer. This will be added to the listed price for some domains, at the time of purchase. See full list of affected domains →
  • You'll receive a WhoisGuard subscription absolutely FREE with every eligible domain registration or transfer. WhoisGuard subscription expiration is based on purchase date rather than activation date. WhoisGuard provides subscription pursuant to its Services Agreement with Namecheap. Terms and conditions apply. Visit the WhoisGuard Agreement page for further details.
  • Due to the registry restrictions, WhoisGuard cannot be used with certain TLDs. Check WhoisGuard page for the full list.
  • You receive an exclusive PositiveSSL Certificate offer (valid for the first year only) with every new product purchase except domain renewals, or purchase or renewals of any other SSL certificates. Further restrictions may apply.
  • DNS features mentioned are applicable only if your domain uses Namecheap DNS service.
  • DNSSEC is available with all eligible domains as part of Basic or Premium DNS services.
  • Special offer applies to new first-year registrations only and is valid for a limited time.
  • Please note that premium domain names are not eligible for the promotion and prices may differ to those shown.

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