202001.12

.GAY: Sunrise period from February 10 to March 31


Top Level Design announced the opening of the .GAY TLD. The sunrise period will run from February 10 to March 31, 2020, while the opening to the public is set for May 11, 2020.

By offering .GAY, Top Level Design aims to guarantee a safe space for the LGBT community. The registry assures in particular that “Additional content measures will be in place to ward off hate speech, cyberbullying, and usage of .gay to harass or malign gay people or groups. Reporting will be done through a Registry email address and may involve third-party evaluation and adjudication” (icann.org, p. 1).