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Get Ready For The Next Domain Extension: ".GAY"

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    properly utilized, this could be worth something... :batman:

    hmmm...

    www.sex.gay

    www.porn.gay

    :D :D :D

    Battle Brewing Over '.Gay' Domain

    As the web gears up to introduce new domains, those proposing a ".gay" domain are getting ready to face opposition.

    In an interview with CNET, Scott Seitz, CEO of dotGAY, discussed the challenges and opportunities he envisions facing his attempts to get approval for a .gay domain.

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, recently announced plans to introduce a slew of new domain extensions (a new generation of .org, .edu and .jobs), and various groups have begin to organize to get a piece of the web pie.

    "We're getting ready to see the Internet reborn again in a very different way," Seitz said. "And [...] such a limited number of people were even aware of it. I got involved because I saw what the opportunity was for the gay community. .gay will be a venue for enhancing our ability to interact with each other as a community."

    But Seitz recognizes that not everyone will see .gay as a good idea. One challenge he foresees are anti-gay groups that may try to fill the domain with vitriol, though he believes filtering practices can help limit such activity.

    "We can work with some of the best organizations--GLAAD, Lambda Legal. They can help us find a way to filter these people," he said. "And help us when they're going to turn around and sue us. I think we have to assume that's going to happen."

    Though Seitz believes the .gay domain will best serve as a space run for the community rather than as a for-profit company, he also recognizes that in addition to the $185,000 fee ICANN requires for registration, certain organizational aspects will require capital.

    But the biggest challenge the domain may face is the U.S. government, who recently proposed that they have the power to veto domains that they believe to be objectionable.

    Many have condemned the move as a bid to restrict the freedom of the web, likening the situation to the earlier debacle when the government famously fought to prevent the .xxx domain from entering the Internet public for six years.

    "What's been pervasive is that unless you're attending ICANN meetings or you're really a hard-core fan of technology, you don't know what this is about," Seitz said. "It's problematic, and it's discrimination on a terrible level. It's not even appropriate for countries (to have the ability to veto) because of freedom of expression.

    Anything beyond (restricting speech that) incites violence is discrimination."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/15/gay-domain_n_823147.html
     
  2. kumansk

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    [insert friend name]is.gay

    Shit should be useful in all honesty.
     
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    This is totally asinine. The problem with a .gay domain is that the Human Rights Campaign will cry discrimination if there isn't a .les, .bi, .trans, .questioning, .furry, .everything else.
     
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    yourmommais.gay

    Too much stuff...
     
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    What happened to that Almighty ".xxx" TLD?
     
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    I lol'd when I read the thread title
     
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    Marketeer mind, finds value in anything. I agree.
     
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    smh.

    you don't see a .straight domain extension.
    or a .black .white .asian

    extentions aren't supposed to be that descriptive about the contents. a .com is just as likely to be informative as a .info.

    this is just asinine.
     
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    A close friend of mine - who was the guy that helped me get my start in IM - makes his considerable annual income off of the gay niche. He dropped a ton of cash trying to acquire .XXX domains when they were potentially going to drop, but then it all fell through and he got his "deposits" back or whatever - and now .gay might happen... I think we've already reached a point of TLD saturation.

    Are we going to have bestbuy.gay and websters.gay just so that we can get the most gay friendly electronics or the gay definitions of words? From an SEO standpoint it's still going to come back to the same basics: if you have GreatGayKeyword.com with loads of content and tons of links and years of mileage on the domain you're always going to destroy SameGayKeyword.gay.

    So, I think this is a little silly. One final point: this friend of mine is a total womanizing poon hound and when I started to get to know him I was completely confused as to why he was in the gay niche as opposed to straight porn. When asked why, he said:

    Have you ever tried to compete in straight porn, you retard? You're better off competing with NASA in the "getting $hit blasted into the atmosphere niche."
     
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    IM(internet marketing).gay, who's daring to go for that domain name :D:D
     
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    howbout a .goatse
     
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    On a serious note I would expect the religious right to lobby the government to not accept the .gay domain. Government pressure would then flow on to ICANN. Also, you have to take into account the issues of people registering johnsmithis type names and the litigious issues resulting there.

    In short, I would be surprised to see this one go through.

    Though if it did, gay.gay would be the most interesting. Especially if you created a gay subdomain (gay.gay.gay).
     
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    Double post caused by slow forum script. Deleted out.
     
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    :borladuck

    Gave me a good laugh.
     
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    Justin Bieber Would be really thankful to the authority who launch this extension :D
     
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    Yeah!
    Justin-Beiber-is.gay. Its a term search more than million times a day lol!