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Competing Groups Press for a ‘.Gay’ Internet Suffix | NYT

Competing Groups Press for a ‘.Gay’ Internet Suffix - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com:
"Two for-profit groups are pushing for one. The Dot Gay Alliance (dotgay.org), out of New York City, is being led by a longtime gay activist. And dotGay (dotgay.com) is being spearheaded by a heterosexual German man in Riga, Latvia, who has incorporated a company in San Francisco.

In other words, there could be hotels.gay, provincetown.gay, match.gay and pride.gay Web sites. (Question: What would the popular Web site gay.com have as its .gay counterpart? Gay.gay? Gaydotcom.gay? Or does it not get a .gay counterpart?)

While both groups have left open the possibility of cooperating, they haven’t yet joined forces. Both groups say they plan on starting the application process with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann, to create top-level domains, akin to .com, .edu, .org and .net."

I'm pretty sure that I'd lean toward dotgay.org. This other guy is straight, and in Latvia. While I appreciate allies, I'm not keen on those that are allies to milk money from our community.

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