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"The .GAY difference" - big launch on September 16

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

In June 1970, LGBTQ communities united in a march in honor of the Stonewall Riots in New York City. On the night of June 27-28, 1969, several groups of homosexuals resisted arrests during a raid at the "Stonewall Inn". This resistance has since been seen as a turning point in the fight for equal treatment and recognition. On the first anniversary of the so-called "Gay Liberation," the allies proclaimed with their banners "Gay is Good". A march to denounce prejudice, persecution, bigotry and hatred. Thus the modern Pride parade, also known as Christopher Street Day, was born.

Fifty years later, and six years after the launch of .LGBT (Afilias), INWX is now proud to join forces with the registry Top Level Design to support LGBTQ communities, individuals, groups and companies worldwide, and to offer them another place to celebrate, unite, support and showcase with .GAY domains.

From savvy artists and aspiring small business owners to inclusive global brands, dedicated LGBTQ organizations and the allies who support them, everyone is welcome at .GAY.

For decades, the Internet has been a place for gays and lesbians to build relationships, express themselves and be seen. But despite the openness and accessibility of the Internet, prejudice, hatred and discrimination still exist. While Top Level Design says they can neither control nor monitor the Internet, they are committed to ensuring that .GAY remains an LGBTQ-friendly space. To this end, they have created a Gay Rights Policy to counteract homophobic, anti-LGBTQ use and provide specific, enforceable legal remedies for domains that intentionally use .gay to defame or harm LGBTQ individuals or groups.

In addition, 20% of the revenues from new .GAY registrations (not just profit!) are donated to non-profit LGBTQ organizations to help tackle key issues that this community has been facing. This year, GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) and CenterLink are among the first non-profit beneficiaries to be supported. This commitment makes .GAY something special. "The .GAY-difference", as Top Level Design calls it.

With a .GAY domain, you honor decades of history and progress while inspiring an inclusive, welcoming future for all.

From September 16th at 3 pm UTC, i.e. in Germany at 5 pm, .GAY domains can be registered by anyone on the usual "first come, first serve" basis for only 34,12* €/year. But if you want to be one step ahead and prefer to sit back and relax on the day of the launch, you can already pre-order your desired domain from us at no additional cost. The rule here is: whoever bids more will have higher chances to get the desired domain. Decide for yourself how valuable and important the domain is for you and whether, or how much, you wish to pay in order to ensure that in the end you can prevail against the competition. For details on how to pre-order a domain, please refer to our knowlede base.

Join the hundreds of people who have already pre-ordered their .GAY domain at INWX. Check out your domain here.

* Price incl. 16% German VAT. Different tax rates may apply for your country.
We will show you the applicable prices in the customer area.


9/1/20 Important nameserver changes

We will soon be making some changes to our nameserver setup:

  • On 01.10.2020 we will change the location of the nameserver to ensure even better connectivity. Due to the change of location, the IP address also changes. The old IP address will not work anymore. The new IP address is: (IPv6: 2a01:4f8:222:b03::2)
  • On 01.11.2020 we take the nameservers and out of operation.

The nameserver sets available in our customer area will be adjusted accordingly and you will not have to make any changes for your domains.

In the following cases you will still have to take action:

  • You use the INWX name servers as virtual nameservers. In this case, you will receive instructions by e-mail to adjust your affected domains.
  • You are using scripts that set one of the discontinued servers via API.

9/8/20 PROMOS in September 2020 at INWX

Register in September 2020 your desired domain with a discount of up to 99%!

8/6/20 INWX summer news

New accreditations

For the ccTLDs .cr (Costa Rica), .pe (Peru), .pt (Portugal) we are now directly accredited. This means improved support for our customers, as we have a direct connection to the registry via API and can interact with them faster.

28 TLDs new in our portfolio

.autos, .dealer, .homes, .yachts,,, .pf,, .aq, .cv,,,,,,,,,, .бел, .қаз, .обр.срб, .орг.срб, .од.срб, .пр.срб, .商店, .企业, .游戏, .娱乐, .中国, .新加坡, .சிங்கப்பூர்

Important change for SSL Certificates

As of September 1st 2020, 2-year SSL certificates can no longer be purchased. After the expiration of the certificates acquired prior to that date, 2-year certificates will no longer be supported by the browsers Safari and Chrome. Our SSL certificates with a term of 2 years offer you a price advantage of up to 15% compared to 1-year certificates, so get your certificates quickly before August 31st 2020!