Auctions.nyc and the City of New York announced the first auction of .nyc premium domains. Starting October 24, twenty high value .nyc domain names associated with Living in NYC will be available to New Yorkers via online auction on Namejet. The starting bid price will be $500.
This is the first time reserved .nyc premium domain names are coming to market. From apartments.nyc andhomes.nyc to realestate.nyc and garden.nyc, of course, these domains are exclusively available to New Yorkers.
Premium domains will be released to auction in batches of similarly themed names.
These 20 premium domain names are associated with real estate, interior design, construction, gardening and home improvement. Only businesses, organizations and individuals with a physical address in the five boroughs are eligible to register these premium .nyc domain names.
“Whether you’re a small business, an established brand, a nonprofit organization or just an individual with a bright idea, there’s no better place to launch and build your new venture online than .nyc,” said Jeff Merritt, Director of Innovation, City of New York. “With the release of these new premium domains, New Yorkers across the five boroughs will all have the opportunity to own and develop a piece of the City’s most valuable digital real estate.”
“We are excited to be launching the first .nyc domain name auction, giving all New Yorkers the chance to secure one of twenty rare and highly coveted premium web addresses. They are especially valuable because of their category-defining keyword relevance, their power to draw global traffic through search engine visibility, and their ability to connect the registrant to New York City, the world’s strongest and most prestigious city brand,” said Sean Kaine, Vice President of Registry Services, Neustar.
These are the 20 first domains that are going to auction:
Home.nyc(Home.nyc has been replaced by Homes.nyc)
Wednesday, October 24: Auctions open
Thursday, October 27: Auctions close
How do Auctions Work?
NameJet will handle all the technical aspects and can support your needs 24/7.
- 1. Set up your NameJet bidding account
- 2. Start bidding on the 24th
- 3. Submit the winning bid before the auction closes on the 27th
Setting up your AUCTION ACCOUNT takes just minutes. But, Auctions.nyc recommends that you do so before October 21 to test the system and allow yourself enough time to troubleshoot any issues. NameJet offers 24/7 support.
Seems this story [not by you KZ] is timed to keep interest alive so people dont drop names in the next 30 days.
I have 2 .nyc’s and have not been happy with how it has rolled out and adoption.
Probably going to let the 2 I have drop.
Glad I only bought 2.
Well if this is why they are doing this auction then it is quite smart.
They are auctioning off some great names.
Nice post. I think those are some category killer key words for .nyc extension.
Max, what do you mean not happy with adaption? i agree that last year could have gone better. But even despite how it was rolled out, It has been adapted pretty quickly, especially this year. Last year it has been slow, but this year it has seen accelerated adaption.
If you want to see who has built out sites, take a look on google, search this site:.nyc
I personally have launched two projects on .nyc and it has done really well in seo for both of them.