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.
- A total of 10,506 domain names were applied for in Landrush.
- 9,412 had only one applicant and became eligible for activation at the auction’s conclusion.
- 1,094 had two or more applicants and required an auction to determine the developer.
- 933 names were auctioned in 3 phases: those with A-K, L-R, and S-Z names. (160 original applicants did not sign up for the auction. These and 9 or 10 other names – that experienced assorted mishaps – were provided with a “second chance” in a Phase 4 auction. A report on the Phase 4 auction was not available at meeting time.)
- In the Landrush auction’s first 3 phases: 425 names had only one bidder and were awarded for $10 – the minimum bid: 93 were auctioned for between $11-$99; 268 for $100-$999; 145 for $1,000 to $9,999, and 10 went for more than $10,000: Marijuana.nyc, Townhouse.nyc, Karvmaga.nyc, CosmeticDentistry.nyc, Dentalimplants.nyc, PhysicalTherepy.nyc, Orthodontist.nyc, Selling.nyc, CarService.nyc, and bitcoin.nyc.