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 total there are about 50 founders representing a diverse group of people and organizations across the city. In August a “landrush” period began, where businesses and residents had the opportunity to register for a .nyc domain while paying a higher fee. More than 10,000 people signed up during this period, which ended at the beginning of this month.
The quote seems to have come from Jeff Neuman, VP-registry services at Neustar which is operating the .NYC extension on behalf of the City.
We know as of today there are over 6,400 registered domain names in the .NYC zone file.
Any domain names that were applied for in landrush but had more than one applicant are headed off to auction and those domain names are not in the zone file yet.
Snapnames.com is owned by Web.com (WWWW).
We published a post the other day regarding the details of the .NYC landrush auctions, which you can read here.
We will be reporting those numbers tomorrow .