New York City is one of the first cities in the world to get its own domain name, which allows local businesses and residents to begin using .nyc.
“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,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement, adding that companies will now be able to identify themselves as connected to NYC.
Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn hopes that the addition of .nyc will give small businesses and residents the chance to secure their own city-themed personal domain names and generate millions of dollars in revenue for The Big Apple. “With a new top-level domain name, New York won’t just be the greatest city in the world — we’ll also be the greatest city on the internet,” she explained.
In order to register for a .nyc domain, individuals are required to have a primary place of residence in the city of New York. Registration will begin later this year. For additional information, visit www.mydotnyc.com.