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2022 .gay Impact Report | A New and Safer Digital Experience With .gay

2022 .gay Impact Report | A New and Safer Digital Experience With .gay

Published 10-11-23

Submitted by GoDaddy

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As originally published in the 2022 .gay Impact Report

A New and Safer Digital Experience With .gay

When it comes to domain extensions, .gay stands apart with its clear commitments to support LGBTQIA+ communities. The .gay Rights Protections Policy provides a clear and enforceable protocol to take down hateful content and deal with any intentional slandering of LGBTQIA+ individuals or groups.

20% of all new .gay registration revenue (not just profit!) is donated to LGBTQIA+ organizations to help address key issues facing these communities.

By championing these initiatives, .gay aims to create a platform where LGBTQIA+ people can feel celebrated, supported, and most importantly, protected.

“Finding my .gay domain and the platform of creatives it unites gave me an instant sense of safety and community in an online environment. I hope it ignites many inspiring connections and collaborations!”

- Jake,


  • $181,206.14 raised and donated to LGBTQIA+ community beneficiaries, GLAAD and CenterLink.


  • Over 19,000 active .gay registrations.


  • More than 750,000,000 people reached through social media channels and influencer partnerships.

View and download the full 2022 .gay Impact Report here.

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About .gay 
The .gay domain extension provides a distinctive digital space devoted to connecting and celebrating members of LGBTQIA+ communities and their allies. For individuals, organizations, businesses and brands, .gay serves as a virtual Pride flag and inclusive badge of honor. For every new domain registered, .gay donates 20% of registration revenue to LGBTQIA+ nonprofit groups to help address key issues facing these communities.

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