Application Comment Details

Communication and Information Technology Commission, Kindom of Saudi Arabia
Top Level Domain Holdings Limited
Community Objection Ground
Objection to the use of .GAY as a gTLD
14 August 2012 at 08:52:31 UTC

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) is the information and communications technology sector (ICT) regulator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SA).

Amongst its roles and responsibilities include:

• Granting licenses in the ICT sector

• Protection of users’ rights

• Setting service quality standards

• Preparation of policies, regulatory frameworks and studies of ICT sector in SA

• domain name administration in SA

• Increasing the information security awareness level in SA

• Supervision of the National Committee for Information Society in SA

Many societies and cultures consider homosexuality to be contrary to their culture, morality or religion.

The creation of a gTLD string which promotes homosexuality will be offensive to these societies and cultures.

We respectfully request that ICANN refuse the application for this gTLD.