Internet Domain Extensions as Queer as You


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Be bold, be OUT, be visible, and now thanks to the new domain extensions .GAY and .LGBT your organization, business, and brand can be just that with your internet presence too. In this episode, host Dennis Velco chats with PrideLife domain registrar founder and CEO Scott Seitz. See the interview/podcast timestamps below as an overview and to jump to a section of interest.

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01.10 Scott provide a brief overview of involvement in ICANN

02:00 How the need for internet domain extensions grew beyond .com to include .gay and .lgbt

03:00 From the beginning the LGBTQ community has been recognized as significant internet users

3:30 is the first certified domain registrar globally similar to a or

04:00 How the relationship between domain registrars, domain owners and ICANN works

06:20 Is this an entire LGBTQ ecosphere? Scott explains how the chain of organizations involved are building trust and safety as much as possible.

12:00 When registering a domain the personal data you provide is kept at the registrar level.

13:00 PrideLife is striving to build a community of resources and referral of services to keep as much in the LGBTQ community as possible

14:00 So what is the benefit to the LGBTQ community to support the non-LGBTQ owned corporations who purchased/acquired the gay-oriented domain extensions?

17:00 ICANN community standing explained - how the fragmented LGBTQ community with lack of a hub organization made ICANN award these domain extensions to non-LGBTQ owned corporations.

18:00 The fractionalization of efforts means scarce resources and limited effect. Together we can accomplish astounding things where we all win. OutBüro ( is striving to be a bridge of connecting all LGBTQ people, organizations, and business owners around the globe.

23:00 The evolution of the LGBTQ community due to the internet.

24:00 Scott explains that OutBüro is an important new part of advancing the LGBTQ community infrastructure by being a vehicle for connecting, finding, and growing.

25:00 At work, no matter all the policies and best intentions of an employer, you are only secure and safe based on your direct manager if oversight is not strong.

30:00 For partnering employers, OutBüro can be an LGBTQ related projects and services gateway streamlining and cost savings verses doing it all in-house.

35:00 Most employers lack the diversity content on their website that candidates seek when making a choice to apply for a job. Employers may leverage the .lgbt and .gay domain names and use OutBüro as an employer branding platform to attract top candidates and differentiate it from competitors.

38:00 Many are starting their own business. PrideLife through the end of 2020 offering a 30% off plus buy one give offer.

Join Scott on OutBüro, the LGBTQ professional and entrepreneur online community network for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, allies and our employers who support LGBTQ welcoming workplace equality focused benefits, policies, and business practices.

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