New York City Gets .NYC Domain

The application periods for new domains for .com and .org closed last May. But there’s good news for New York City.

The .nyc domain (which nobody else applied to) will soon be given to the municipal IT department.

While other domains are have fierce competitions:  with 13 applications for .app, 10 for .art and 11 for .home, only New York City applied for .nyc. No one applied for .brooklyn.

“Increasingly, the Internet is not only about what you are, but also where you are,” said Ken Hansen, a director of business development at Neustar.

Hansen was one who filed the .nyc application in behalf of the city.

Being the city for numerous startups, more and more founders would want a .nyc affixed to their company names.

Chris Coffey, a spokesman for the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment said that the city will be the arbitrator on who can obtain .nyc domain.

Good news for everyone, the city plans to give the domains to community boards, nonprofits, startups, and other local businesses. No word yet on who won’t be allowed to use the new suffix.

Source: Betabeat