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Activist groups press for creation of Internet .gay suffix
http://www.geek.com/ ^ | Oct. 23, 2009 | By: John Brownlee

Posted on 10/26/2009 9:08:53 AM PDT by Lucky9teen

Determining whether or not to apply the ultimate slur of Internet derision to a site — whether it’s “gay” or not — might become a lot more subjective a process, if two competing for-profit groups have their way. Each wants to spearhead the development of a .gay suffix for use in internet domains.

The two groups aren’t very different.. One is the Dot Gay Alliance at dotgay.org, headed up by Joe Dolce, a longtime gay activist who got the idea when helped creating the .eco domain. When Al Gore said he would support .eco if half the proceeds from the registration went to environmental groups, Dolce got thinking: what if .gay proceeds went to gay rights groups?

“It’s a very novel way that doesn’t involve putting your hand out, doesn’t involve another benefit or charity function,” said Mr. Dolce. “This is a community that has to sustain itself. There was very little help from the outside world, very little help from the government.”

On the other side, there’s Alexander Schubert, the Berlin-born chief executive of dotGay. Intriguing, Schubert is not gay himself: ‘All these years, I thought about the perfect top-level domain. I came to the conclusion that it should be community like the gay community,” he said. “I am personally not gay. I am born and raised in Berlin, which is the gay capital of Europe.”

As to whether Schubert intends on donating money to gay causes, he says he will… but not being gay himself raises questions to his motives, or whether or not he’s simply a businessman trying to attain a lucrative new domain suffix for his own uses.

Either way, both groups intend to pursue .gay at ICANN in Seoul, South Korea next week. The Internet may be about to get a lot more transparently segregated… bizarrely enough, in the name of equality.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: gay; homosexualagenda; icann; internet; lavendermafia; segregation
So gay...
1 posted on 10/26/2009 9:08:54 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen

Why draw this out? Let’s just blow our collective brains out and get this over with.


2 posted on 10/26/2009 9:10:47 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (It's better to give a Ford to the Kidney Foundation than a kidney to the Ford Foundation.)
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To: Lucky9teen

I prefer this. That way I know not to click on the disgusting stuff.


3 posted on 10/26/2009 9:11:22 AM PDT by envisio
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To: All
Ya know, this has a lot of potential for some hilarious hi-jinks.

I have a few friends who I owe a little payback to that I might just buy their first name, last name .gay.


4 posted on 10/26/2009 9:15:18 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

hey you stole my line.

I say that on a daily basis.


5 posted on 10/26/2009 9:16:43 AM PDT by envisio
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To: Lucky9teen
whitehouse.gay

obama.gay

AIDS.gay

gaysecks.gay.gay.gay

Sure, why not.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

6 posted on 10/26/2009 9:20:15 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Please refrain from using terms like “BLOW” when discussing homosexual issues. It gets the girlymen all excited.

Other terms to be avoided:(Feel free to add any we might have forgotten. We must all strive to be more sensitive to our gender confused fellows.)
Suck
Rear
Fist
Gerbil
But
Johnson
Tool
Facial
Cream
Teabag
Nuts
Balls


7 posted on 10/26/2009 9:21:39 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

8 posted on 10/26/2009 9:23:19 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (America is at that awkward stage..2 late 2 work within the system, but 2 early 2 shoot the bastards)
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To: Lucky9teen
It does help explain why 0bama gave ICANN away to the internationalists, doesn't it? Those folks are looking at the potential for social engineering inherent in control of the Internet and are beside themselves with rapture.

One infallible sign of the descent of a form of technology into decadence is when political operators arrogate to themselves the ability to make technical decisions. It is also one infallible sign of government by commissar. 0bama's allies would be more than happy to do for the Internet what they've done for General Motors. Watch it happen.

9 posted on 10/26/2009 9:33:31 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Lucky9teen
I think we should grant their demands for a homosexual domain.

How about .homo or .fag?

Nevermind. I was going to suggest something bad but I realized it would be wrong so decided not to.

10 posted on 10/26/2009 9:41:05 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Lucky9teen

www.itso.gay


11 posted on 10/26/2009 9:45:48 AM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds... in becoming a one term president.)
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To: Lucky9teen

No doubt DGC is responding to the 1347th playing of that “Kenny G” CD on the left.


12 posted on 10/26/2009 10:03:37 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (It's better to give a Ford to the Kidney Foundation than a kidney to the Ford Foundation.)
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To: The Comedian

Obamasdeephiddensecrets.gay


13 posted on 10/26/2009 10:04:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all the while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: The Comedian

14 posted on 10/26/2009 10:04:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all the while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: BubbaBasher

www.xxxxx.sodomandgomorrah


15 posted on 10/26/2009 10:05:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all the while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: Dick Bachert
Please refrain from using terms like “BLOW” when discussing homosexual issues. It gets the girlymen all excited.

Other terms to be avoided:(Feel free to add any we might have forgotten. We must all strive to be more sensitive to our gender confused fellows.)
Suck
Rear
Fist
Gerbil
But
Johnson
Tool
Facial
Cream
Teabag
Nuts
Balls

One day, I went to make a cup of tea, and found that my wife (who was out at Johnson's Salon getting a facial) had used the last teabag. "Nuts," I said, pounding my fist on the table.

Since I figured I had to go the store, I thought I had better check the fridge. Sure enough, we were out of cream.

While I was out to pick up groceries, I stopped by the hardware store to pick up a new attachment tool for our shop-vac that would help it suck more effectively.

While walking to the car, I noticed that the neighbor's kid's gerbils were out on their driveway rolling around in those plastic balls. I thought I would tell them about it, but I was a in a hurry to get going, so I didn't.

:^)

16 posted on 10/26/2009 11:50:03 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: envisio

bendoverbailoutbarney.gay


17 posted on 10/26/2009 11:51:53 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: a fool in paradise
Obamamarriedmichelletohidethefactthathes.gay


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

18 posted on 10/26/2009 3:50:34 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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