.NYC Portfolio of 111 Domains Closes on Flippa at $3,780

A portfolio of 111 .NYC domains were auctioned on Flippa, and the auction closed on Wednesday selling at the buy it now of $3,780. There were 6 bidders who made 23 bids. Some of the names included: (Seller description provided) BusinessSchool.nyc     |      The best business schools are in NYC! List all of them and get advertisement from them. Or sell it to a business school. (LawSchool.nyc … [Read more...]

Report: Digital.NYC Chief Named Chief Digital Officer of New York City

Fast Company is reporting that New York City will Name Jessica Singleton as its Chief Digital Officer who is currently the city's digital director. ""Singleton, who was a member of President Barack Obama’s digital team during his 2012 campaign and served as digital director for Mayor de Blasio’s run for office, had been leading NYC Digital as digital director since January 2014, taking the lead … [Read more...]

Mayor Of New York Brags On .NYC: 97% Of Registrants Own 10 or Less Domains

The Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio today announced "that just six months after its historic public launch, the. nyc top-level domain has become the fastest-growing city domain in the world – racking up over 75,000 registrations to date." Mayor Bill de Blasio is quoted as saying: "New York is the only city with top-level Internet domain exclusively reserved for its residents and … [Read more...]

NYPost.com: “Gotham’s ‘.nyc’ is fastest growing city domain on Internet”

Josh Kosman wrote a an article on Friday night with regards to .NYC and the rest of the new city gtlds. Kosman used data from Domain Punch that stipulated that 72,000 freebies should not be included in the totals for .Berlin, so with that technicality, .NYC is the leader in paid registrations. From the article: New York City is on the fast track to becoming the dot-com capital of the … [Read more...]

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...]