NEW YORK and STERLING, Va., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dotgay LLC announced today it has selected Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a leading domain name registry services provider, to provide the backend technology required to support the .gay generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD).
Dotgay LLC expects to submit its application to manage the .gay gTLD to the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) later this year. Dotgay has endorsements from some of the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) organizations in the world already in place (combined memberships of approximately two million).
"Enlisting the expertise of Neustar solidifies Dotgay LLC's position as the leading applicant for operating the proposed .gay gTLD," said Scott Seitz, CEO and co-founding partner, Dotgay LLC. "While security is always a concern for any gTLD, the GLBT community is at a higher risk of discrimination, making system integrity a critical component in the selection of a registry partner. We are asking for the trust of our community and we need strategic partners with proven track records for delivering high quality services."
"Neustar is very pleased to be working with Dotgay LLC in their efforts to meet the needs of the larger gay community," said Tim Switzer, Vice President, Registry Services for Neustar. "Our technical expertise, reliability and security were integral to the launch of some of the most successful TLDS in recent memory, and we look forward to providing the same level of service to the operation of .gay."
"The creation of a GLBT gTLD will provide unprecedented opportunity for networking among all our community organizations globally," explained Seitz. "Our community gets little funding from sources outside of our own members; .gay will be a self-sustaining model for funding and creating opportunities for community individuals, business, and nonprofits to collaborate. The creation of Dotgay will help extend the learning velocity and cost effectiveness of community organizations and businesses globally."
For more information about Dotgay LLC and the .gay gTLD visit www.dotgay.com.
About Dotgay LLC
Dotgay LLC is a California Corporation formed to advance this proposal and garner worldwide support for developing .gay as a strategic community resource. Its business model is based on: 1) safeguarding "community domains" based on important generic keywords; 2) deploying an indexing system that will network gay nonprofits and business; and 3) returning 67% of profits back to the global GLBT community through a separate nonprofit foundation. For more information visit www.dotgay.com.
About Neustar Inc.
Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) provides market-leading and innovative services that enable trusted communication across networks, applications, and enterprises around the world. Neustar Domain Name Registry Services operates the global registry for .US and .BIZ; in addition, it provides back-end registry services for .CO, .TEL, .TRAVEL, gateway services to country code Top-Level Domains, internationalized domain names (IDNs), and full registry services to new Top-Level Domains. Neustar's registry is connected to over 280 domain name registrars worldwide. For more information, visit www.neustar.biz and www.neustarregistry.biz.
SOURCE Dotgay LLC