A New Gay Domain Address Coming To A Computer Near You

10.21.2009

By Noah Michelson

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Considering the Internet has been around -- in one crude or highly sophisticated form or another -- for over 50 years, it makes sense that we're finally getting more specialized domain addresses beyond the ho hum .com, .net, and .org. Early next year the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will being accepting requests for new three letter addresses and among those gearing up to submit applications are the city of New York (.NYC), the Sierra Club and Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection (.ECO), and Dot Gay Alliance (.GAY).

Dot Gay Alliance was founded by former Star and Details editor Joe Dolce and according to The New York Observer, the group plans to announce their bid for a .GAY address at an Internet conference in Seoul, Korea, next week. The domain name "will provide a reliable and ethical source of funding for LGBT civil right," a press release states.

"The LGBT community has always supported itself and its causes -- no one was there to help," Dolce said in the release. "We've made amazing progress in the 40 years since Stonewall. Now in the digital era a .GAY top-level domain is a logical evolution in our history of self sustenance."

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