How do I start a .gay website?

Once you have registered your .gay domain name, if you want to utilize it as a website or email address, you will need to associate it with a cloud-based hosting service like Easy Website Builder, a server-based hosting service like Web Hosting, or an email and collaboration service like Google Workspace.

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What is a .gay domain?

The goal of the .gay domain name extension is to become a virtual pride flag, open to all members of the LGBTQ community, their allies, and gay-owned and allied businesses. .gay domain aims to lift up LGBTQ voices and create a diverse and inclusive space on the Internet. At 3 characters and an internationally used term, .gay is one of the most visible new TLDs. Every registration is tied to a clear charitable donation, with the .gay registry donating 20% of all registration revenue to LGBTQ organizations. .gay domain is a historic and important TLD—hate and bigotry have no place here.

How do I buy a .gay domain?

To purchase your .gay domain name, you must first search for the availability of the unique phrase (without spaces or with hyphens). If the domain name is available, you may then add it to the cart to register for up to 10 year(s). If the domain is not available, then either modify your phrase, or inquire about purchasing the name outright through 101domain's Domain Concierge Service.

Top Level Design, the registry authorized to operate the .gay domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .gay domains.

  • You can trust 101domain to do it right, because domain names are our specialty.
  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .gay registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
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How do I transfer a .gay domain?

Transferring your .gay domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.

Every .gay domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.

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FAQs for .gay

.gay domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .gay during general availability is Instant.
.gay Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 1 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.gay); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.gay).
DNSSEC is available for .gay domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .gay domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
Trustee Service is not available for .gay extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Your .gay domain name can be hosted on any hosting platform, whether a cloud-based website builder service like 101domain.com's Easy Website Builder or server hosting platform like 101domain.com Web Hosting using Plesk.
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new .gay domain.
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.
Top Level Design, LLC manages the registration of domain names with the .gay Top Level Domain.

You may visit them here: Top Level Design, LLC.

Domain Requirements for .gay

The.gay registry donates 20% from each new domain registered to LGBTQ charitable partners, including GLAAD and CenterLink!

The use of .gay for anti-LGBTQ content or to malign or harm LGBTQ individuals or groups is strictly prohibited and can result in immediate server-hold. Prohibited behavior includes harassment, threats, and hate speech.

Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.

To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.

How do I renew a .gay domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below or visit our Renewals Page, and enter your domain name to renew, or log into your Account Manager, select your ext domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out.

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have Auto-Renew enabled.

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Domain information current to 2022-08-31

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