The .NYC Top-Level Domain: www.yourname.nyc
Soon the prestige of a New York City address or area code will extend to the digital realm. With its application for .nyc in 2012, New York became one of the first cities in the world to pursue its own geographic top-level domain. A top-level domain or TLD, is the last part of an Internet address, such as .com, .org or .edu. Following the public launch of .nyc (anticipated in late 2013), the .nyc TLD will be made available to New York City individuals and organizations.
With the historic launch of the .nyc TLD, the City will embrace its digital future in a powerful way and bring an unprecedented level of geographic authority to the digital sphere. In addition, the City will generate revenue, help residents locate government services, encourage local businesses to thrive, market and promote tourism, and spread the dynamic image of New York City around the world.
For more information, visit mydotnyc.com
To involve the larger community in the .nyc process, we've created the .NYC Community Advisory Board which consists of members from various sectors including technology, education, small business, non-profit and community organizations. The board members include:
- Georgia Bullen, Field Operations Technologist, Open Technology Institute, New American Foundation
- Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure Holdings
- Jeff Ferzoco, Senior Fellow, Interactive Communities, Regional Plan Association
- Maria Gotsch, President and CEO, Partnership Fund for New York City
- Noel Hidalgo, NYC Program Manager, Code for America & Executive Director, Open NY Forum
- Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director, NY Tech Meetup
- Thomas Lowenhaupt, Director, Connecting.nyc Inc.
- Dr. Anthony Townsend, Senior Research Fellow, Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, New York University