.NYC Landrush Auctions Are Underway

The landrush auctions for .NYC domain names are underway at SnapNames.com according to someone who is involved in the auctions. We previously announced that the auctions would start today on a staggered 3 stage basis going through November 6th. We understand that not everyone who submitted a landrush application went ahead and established a valid account at Snapnames.com. In the cases … [Read more...]

A Rumble in the Bronx over a Couple .Nyc Domains

The Daily News has an interesting story today about two .nyc domains that are at the heart of an online turf war in The Bronx. Welcome2thebronx.nyc and welcometothebronx.nyc. are being used as digital bargaining chips as one Bronx blogger wants another to retract statements and stop harassing her in a dispute that seems to be about of all things, a Whole Foods Market. An online dispute rooted in … [Read more...]

GigaOM: “The latest New York City “land rush” is already turning into a party for cyber-squatters”

Jeff John Roberts of GigaOM covered the .NYC launch in an article today, the site points out that many New York sports teams have had their domains registered but not by the teams themselves. They summed it up like this: The latest New York City “land rush” is already turning into a party for cyber-squatters, who have snapped up some familiar names. The episode shows, again, how the system is … [Read more...]

.NYC Says Over 10K Landrush Applications Were Received For Domain Names

AdAge.com just published a post covering today's .NYC launch into general availability.  Its just one of many publications that have covered New York City big day but a quote from the story caught my eye. AdAge updated their story for a correction: CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said more than 100,000 people signed up for a .nyc domain. More than 10,000 people signed up. In … [Read more...]

.NYC Landrush Auctions To Start On October 23rd & SnapNames.com Will Handle Them

According to an email we received from a domain investor, The .NYC  landrush collision auctions will be managed by SnapNames, the .nyc Auction Provider. A landrush collision occurs when more than 1 landrush application was submitted for the same .NYC domain name "Auctions will be held on three different dates to best suit bidders with multiple applications for .nyc domains. Auction dates … [Read more...]

.NYC Adds 1,147 Landrush Domains & Now Sits 4,549: Here Are The More Interesting One’s

Yesterday we wrote about, .NYC have some registered 2,949 domain names in their Landrush period but also mentioned we knew of more .NYC landrush registrations and expected more once the zone file updated today. Today there are 1,147 additional Landrush domain registrations and .NYC now sits at 4,549 registrations. We also stated yesterday and still believe to be true that domains that had … [Read more...]

.NYC Gets Almost 3K Land Rush Domains & Sits at 3,441 Before Next Weeks Launch

.NYC the top level extension for New York now has 3,441 domain name registrations after awarding some 2.900 domain names that were applied during landrush that  received only 1 land rush application. Prior to the Landrush, NYC had just under 500 Sunrise registrations by trademark holders. The number of LandRush domain names, so far in the zone file, are 2,949 domains. Any domain that … [Read more...]