Today, 4th of August, .NYC enters the landrush phase. This will probably be the largest geo New gTLD in terms of the number of domain name registrations. Only people and businesses with a real New York address are permitted to register a .nyc domain name.
.NYC Landrush launch commences August 4, 2014 at 15:00:01 and will remain open until October 3, 2014 at 15:00.
The landrush period is the first opportunity anyNew Yorkers can apply for their .NYC address. The .nyc landrush is not first-come, first-served. Instead, the landrush period will be open for a period of time, during which registration requests will be submitted.
After the .nyc landrush period closes, the submitted registration requests will be reviewed and examined for duplicate requests. If, in case two identical applications are submitted for ‘widget.nyc’ , the duplicate applicants will contend for the domain name at auction. Solo Landrush applications will be allocated after the landrush period closes, sometime after October 4.
The cost for a landrush application for a .NYC domain will be somewhere between $70 and $100, depending on the registrar. Remember that a landrush application does not guarantee registration. Applications for an identical.NYC domain will participate in auction. In the event that you do not choose to participate in the auction, your landrush application fees will be refunded to you in full.
Apply for your custom .nyc web address from one of the Accredited Registrars.
.nyc Nexus Policy
The City of New York desires to have only those individuals or entities having a substantive and lawful connection to the City be permitted to register for .NYC domain names (“Nexus Policy”).
- Registrants in .NYC must be either:
- a natural person whose primary place of domicile is a valid physical address in the City of New York (“Nexus Category 1”); or
- an entity or organization that has a physical street address in the City of New York (“Nexus Category 2”).
- The existence of a P.O. Box address in the City of New York shall not qualify for purposes of meeting the Nexus Policy.
- Registrants must agree in their Agreement with their Registrar and/or Reseller, whichever applicable, that they are in compliance with all relevant Federal, New York State and New York City laws, including the tax requirements for conducting business via the Internet. Registrants may find more information about compliance with the City tax laws at the City of New York Department of Finance’s website (currently at www.nyc.gov/finance).
- Registrants must remain in compliance with the applicable Nexus Category for the entire period of such domain name’s registration by the registrant.
- Registrants may not license, sub-delegate or otherwise transfer .NYC domain names to third parties that otherwise fail to meet the requirements of this Nexus Policy.
I’m in New York City, so I thought I’d grab a few on GoDaddy.
My first two were not available, the third try was available, and for an extra $60, it could be upgraded to Priority, giving a better chance… so I opted to do that.
I put in in the shopping cart, then the screen came up to confirm my New York City requirements. My address was auto-filled, and I clicked continue… nothing.
I tried again and again… nothing.
GoDaddy clearly has more bugs in their system. I live in Staten Island, one of the 5 boros of New York City (along with Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Manhattan).
It doesn’t give me a reason… and it doesn’t highlight any specific field as being left out or incorrect. It simply doesn’t work.
It’s GoDaddy… Why should I be surprised?
It is the first day today so you would expect a few glitches but then again this is a New gTLD that will make millions of dollars and the number 1 registrar in the world.
I would tolerate absolutely no bugs from them.
I re-booted and tried again with the exact information and it managed to work.
Bugs like this drive me nuts… As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I need a more stable alternative. Any suggestions?
If you pushed your luck, how many can you really register in priority?
I hate the whole priority option. It’s an even bigger scam, but I ordered one that way.
In the end, I only ordered 3 and for what it’s worth, I’m not thrilled with it. I guess I fell for the hype about how .NYC was expected to be among the most popular city domains.
They may be right, but for what it’s worth, I won’t care in the least if I don’t get any of them. I tend to like the fact that the Internet is worldwide, so I truly don’t think I’ll ever build a web based business that is just for New York City.
I don’t see much investing potential in .NYC. After the reserved domains, sunrise, premium domains, priority reservations, auctions etc. there will very little left to bet on.
It is very high profile New gTLD so people will be all over it.
What do you mean exactly?
Fabulous.com, Dynadot.com, name.com, namesilo.com, Enom etc.
Have a look here.