This week during the Fairwinds Beyond The Dot conference held in Washington, Jeff Neuman of Neustar, laid out some more interesting information about the new .NYC extension which Neustar will be running in cooperation with the city of New York.
Domaininvesting.com covered some basic eligibility a few days ago, including that a registrant be an entity, business or resident who has a physical location in New York.
For one no privacy registrations will be allowed.
Each registration will have to contain the entity, business or resident of New York who actually is at the location and yes Neustar promises to verify each new registration and each domain transfer of a .NYC domain.
Since the registrant will have to match voter records, tax record business filings, drivers licenses and such it seems a virtual address isn’t going to work and privacy is strictly prohibited.
Neustar operates the .US domain name extension which also has a nexus requirement for registrants for a .US domain names and has been known to pull a registration from registrants even if a domain name was purchased in the aftermarket.