Monday, February 07, 2011

The DotGAY Initiative (based on new proposals for Internet domain name TLD extensions)

The recent developments at ICANN to add more generic domain name TLD’s to the Internet has led to a “dotGAY  Initiative”, as demonstrated by the site for “Dot Gay LLC”, which is apparently funded by a number of organizations including the Human Rights Campaign and a number of other groups such as the Trevor Project and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.  The LLC would have to pay ICANN about $185000 to reserve the tld, which it can use to sell domain names.  The link explaining the Initiative is here

What would be interesting is how gay “trade” festivals, especially film festivals (like Reel Affirmations) could use it. 

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