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...]

The Mayor Of New York Declares The 1st .NYC Websites Are Live

Think of it as a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony as  the Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio today announced that the first .NYC websites have gone live. The owners of these domain names, officially called ".NYC Founders," represent a diverse group of New Yorkers" "It's exciting to see New York City's official domain coming to life with the launch of our first .nyc Founder websites," said Mayor … [Read more...]

The Village Voice Covers .NYC: Landrush Auctions Will Be in 5 & 6 Figures

The Village Voice just covered the new .NYC domain names and quotes Gerardo Aristizabal who runs the domain registrar Hello NYC who predicts that Landrush auctions will produce bids at least to the tens of thousands of dollars," "Two or three might reach six figures." The blog post is entitled:"Lost Out on Sex.com? Sex.NYC Will Soon Be Available at a Domain Auction Near You" What isn't … [Read more...]