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We heard rumblings about this in the past few months, but now it looks like Joe Dolce, former Star editor-in-chief and glasses-wearing homo, is finalizing plans to spearhead “dot-gay,” a top-level domain (TLDs) name that would let anyone register things like www.thatsso.gay and www.stopactingso.gay.

With all the good .coms taken, what are gay businesses and persons to do? Corner the market on the gay web, that’s what. And wouldn’t your business card look great with a John@LooksReally.Gay email address?

But to get everything up and running, Dolce’s team must Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the governing body of domain name extensions. This takes convincing, and money.

Laughably, Dolce’s Dot Gay Alliance is pinning the business venture on gay pride and gay rights and gay identity. Allow us to quote verbatim from their website: “The LGBT movement in the United States began in 1969 when a police raid at the Stonewall Tavern in Greenwich Village turned into a riot that lasted for five days. The idea of Gay Power was born, but very few, except for a couple of hundred activists, thought they had a chance. Against all odds, a movement formed. It pressured the American Psychological Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses in 1975, and finally convinced the New York Times to reverse its ban on using the word ‘gay’ in print in 1987. We built our own economic and political muscle because we had no choice.”

All of which has come full circle in … the ability to one day register a .gay website!

This is funny because, let’s face it, 98 percent of .gay domain names will end up looking like GiantCocks.gay, ScrewMyHole.gay, and TedHaggardIs.gay.

By:           editor editor
On:           Aug 27, 2009
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  • 6 Comments
    • bluevanillapink
      bluevanillapink

      This is the most exciting technological advance since the cell phone!

      Aug 27, 2009 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Imedla
      Imedla

      I want the DOT CUNT domains to be available.

      Aug 27, 2009 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CitizenGeek
      CitizenGeek

      Yep, Queerty is right that the overwhelming majority of .gay domain names would, of course, be porn sites. I think “98%” is actually far too conservative, it’d be more around the 99.9% mark. It’s an uncommonly silly idea and I hope it doesn’t work out.

      Aug 27, 2009 at 8:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • amit batra
      amit batra

      looking for smart handsome guy who can satisfyed me. my cell no is 09814081329 i am hungry.

      Sep 21, 2009 at 5:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anthony Lucas
      Anthony Lucas

      Hi. I’m a married man but feel I have gay feelings for other men of my age (I’m 43). Are there any local networks to Bristol or online where I can meet men discreetly without my wife knowing?

      Thanks

      Ant
      x

      Nov 2, 2009 at 3:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Are the last two posts a joke? Um…guys, you obviously have access to computers shouldn’t be too difficult to find.

      Nov 2, 2009 at 3:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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