ConnectingNYC.org releases some statistics on Dot Nyc – 72,103 Domains Sold

ConnectingNyc.org posted an article on the status of how things are doing so far with the Dot Nyc extension. The article went on to say there were two ways to measure the success of an extension. The standard way of success using metric and statistical data, and the other was to look at how it affected the community. Some of the metrics from the article: Traditional Metrics Let’s start with … [Read more...]

Whoops: Mayor Of New York Fails To Register His Own .NYC Domain: Billdeblasio.NYC

This goes right to the you can't make this stuff up file. Crainsnewyork.com,  published a post today chatting about how the the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, who has been touting "the new .nyc domain names as "a unique opportunity" for New Yorkers "to own who they are online," did not buy what he was selling." "Records show that billdeblasio.nyc was purchased by Thomas Anderson, a … [Read more...]

.NYC Releases Numbers On Landrush: 145 Domains Sell For $1K-$9,999: 10 Sell For $10K+

New York City released some numbers on the recently concluded Landrush period for the new gTLD .NYC, in which residents and businesses located in New York City were given the opportunity to apply for a domain for any extra fee before general availability started. TheDomains.com published a couple of posts on some unofficial sales here and here but these numbers came from the city: A total … [Read more...]

NYC.com Making Email Expensive

Gothamist did a piece about NYC.com offering email addresses and their not cheap. The article looks at all of the recent attention around "NYC" branding. The new .NYC extension is mentioned along with the offering of email addresses from NYC.com. From the article: The email addresses are not free, they come with a monthly rent ($69, $99, $199, and $999 a month are the current prices). So, for … [Read more...]

More Details Emerge On New York’s Deal On .NYC: But 50K New Yorkers Did Not Register 50K Domains

                    According to a post on crainsnewyork.com,  the city of New York is making a "cool $40,000 a week on the Internet". According to the story, the City of New York collects 40% of all domain registration fees collected by Neustar the operator of the .NYC registry. At a "cost of $20" (which is … [Read more...]

.NYC Domain Helps UCONN Basketball Troll Syracuse

The Sporting News reported that Syracuse.nyc was registered by Tyler Wilkinson and Peter Bard at A Dime Back, a UConn-centric blog. UConn is one of the best Basketball teams in the Country and a rival to New York State based Syracuse. The domain name Syracuse.nyc is now being used to promote UConn while simultaneously trolling Syracuse fans. Now Syracuse.nyc directs people to a wesbite … [Read more...]

Wall Street Journal: The Gold Rush Is On for .NYC Domains; Some May Resell for $100K+

The Wall Street Journal just covered .NYC domains name in a story "The Gold Rush Is On for .NYC Domains; Some May Resell for $100,000 +" In the story The Wall Street Journal featured long term domain name investor Steve Kaziyev. "Since the new .NYC domain extension hit the market last month as an alternative to better-known extensions like .com and .org, Mr. Kaziyev has snapped up more than … [Read more...]