10 – Fight over the .gay TLD

This week ICANN confirmed their stance on denying the Dotgay company from obtaining the “.gay” top level domain (such as .com, .edu, etc…) as a ‘community application’. The back and forth is set to continue as Dotgay attempts to obtain the TLD so that they may lease it out and redirect a large portion of its profits to the LGBTQIA community. An exploration into what ‘top level domains’ are, how they are obtained, and what’s special about Dotgay’s application for the .gay TLD helps uncover what’s happening.

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