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New York City Gets Its Own Domain Name, .nyc

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Good news New Yorkers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that New York City will be “one of first cities in the world” to get its own top-level domain (.nyc).

If you happen to run a NYC-based business, organization or live in one of the five boroughs, you’ll soon be able to register a .nyc domain name for your website—replacing the traditional .com and .net domain.

In an official press release, Mayor Bloomberg said, “Having our own unique, top-level domain—.nyc—puts New York City at the forefront of the digital landscape and creates new opportunities for our small businesses.”

“They’ll now be able to identify themselves as connected to New York City, one of the world’s strongest and most prestigious brands,” added Mayor Bloomberg.


According to the city’s website, “New York City businesses and organizations with a NYC address, individuals with a primary residence in NYC, as well as those offering products or services to New Yorkers can register a .nyc domain name.”

The domain name is expected to become available in the late 2013.

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