.NYC, the Internet’s newest domain extension goes on sale to the general public today the 8th of October. All individuals & businesses with a physical address in New York City are now eligible to purchase a new .NYC domain name at a $24.99 price from the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce registrar partner at www.encirca.com/nyc. Membership in the Chamber is not required.
“We want to help ensure that every business in the City secures its name and trademarks in the City’s new domain, .NYC, without overpaying,” says Mark Jaffe, CEO of the Greater New York City Chamber of Commerce. “This new virtual real estate is in high demand and we are very happy be a founding partner for the .NYC domain at www.chamber.nyc.”
“The .NYC internet address benefits local businesses by improving their branding and search engine rankings. Competition for popular search engine keywords is expected to be fierce.”
“EnCirca is pleased to partner with the New York City Chamber of Commerce,a well-known brand trusted by businesses throughout the City,” says Tom Barrett, President of the chosen registrar company EnCirca. “We share the Chamber’s goal of ensuring .NYC domains end up with rightful owners who will use them to promote their businesses with enhanced branding and increased visibility.”
All orders fulfilled via www.encirca.com/nyc include a suite of activation services for the new .NYC domain names; including free web forwarding and email forwarding to existing websites. For businesses who do not yet have a website, or have not yet had a chance to optimize it for mobile devices, the service also includes the website builder from IM Creator (www.imcreator.com).