The launch of .gay is currently in progress - see here for more details. Please note you will need your SMD file to register during the current Sunrise phase (click here for more details).

TLD Specifications

Registration period
1-10 years
Renewal period
1-10 years
Allowed character length
1 - 63 characters
TLD supports
Transfer locks possible
Renewal on transfer
Authcode length
16 - 48 characters
Allowed Nameservers
1 - 10
Autorenew Grace Period
35 days
Deletion Timeframe
35 days after expiration date
Redemption Period
30 days
Registry Information

Launch Phases

The .gay registry, Top Level Design, aims to provide an unprecedented level of access and support during its Sunrise periods. Sunrise benefits include PR and community engagement as well as technical offerings. Right now, .gay is bringing together the world’s most proactive and vocal brands interested in equal representation and LGBTQ advocacy. We are simultaneously raising funds for our beneficiary partners and creating an ongoing cycle of news and content about .gay’s work with brands, the public, and LGBTQ communities.

Sunrise Registration Benefits

  • One year registration of certified mark, before public first-come, first-served launch

  • Automatic inclusion in donation of 20% of registration revenue to .gay beneficiary partners: GLAAD and CenterLink

  • Opt-in inclusion to global PR campaign

  • Opt-in Registry lock for each registration

  • Automatic Latin IDN Variant bundle, reserves 10 total confusingly similar names, with the option to turn them into GA registrations within the first year. Names will be generated by registry algorithm, blocked for registration with a launch token, and can convert to a 1 year registration within 1 year.



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