Auctions.nyc and the City of New York will have their 3rd auction of premium .NYC domains.
This time 26 tech related domain names like Cloud.nyc, Web.nyc and Startup.nyc will be auctioned. It is not yet known if the auction will be held at Namejet, Snapnames or some other auction house.
The .NYC Techs Auction will start on May 2nd and will run through May.
The first auction of premium .NYC domains featured 20 domain names associated with real estate and was on Namejet. RealEstate.nyc was the top selling domain name getting a $21,300 winning bid. Apartments.nyc also got a 5-figure bid with $16,155. 19 out of 20 domains were sold for a total of $70,650.
The second .NYC premium domain auction (that was fashion related) was help at Snapnames in February with 24 domains. Fashion.nyc at $37,000 and Shop.nyc at $33,500 were the top sellers. 23 out of 24 domains sold for a total of $90,938.
Premium .nyc domains are released to auction in batches of similarly themed names. .NYC has more auctions lined up, each with a different theme.
Here is the list of the 26 tech related .nyc domain names to be auctioned in May 2017:
Auction starts at 3 p.m. EST on May 2, 2017 and ends at 3:15 p.m. EST on May 18, 2017.
“As New York City’s burgeoning technology industry continues to grow, job opportunities increase and economic activity rises, access to these tech specific domain names will give our founders, startups and entrepreneurs the opportunity to build an even stronger connection with the iconic New York City brand,” said Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York.
“With a growth rate of 18 percent in tech sector jobs over the past ten years, New York City has become a hotbed for tech founders and entrepreneurs,” said Sean Kaine, Vice President of Registry Solutions, Neustar. “As the tech scene continues to propel forward with new ideas and close to 9,000 startups calling New York their home, individuals and entrepreneurs have the rare opportunity to secure their own piece of internet history.”
This auction is also going to get nice deals. .nyc gTLD seems to be quite demanding in the market as their previous sales like real-estate and fashion, shop related names are quite witnessing in this regard.
the whole point of the Interwebz is to EXPAND your geography and jurisdiction not limit it.
If you’re a local business in NYC, then you may want a website. But you don’t need to appeal to customers outside of NYC at all.
What you need to do is signal in search results that you’re LOCAL … because local is relevant.
What you need to do is have a short, memorable address.
.NYC enables this. It’s the same logic that has made ccTLDs dominant in so many countries outside the USA.
.NYC is one of the strongest gTLDs – even with residency/business requirements. The increasing number of sites built on .NYCs is evident if you live and work here.
I live in NYCand have yet to see 1….1….1 .nyc in the wild.
That can’t be true. I was there for 5 days in February and I saw at least 3-4 .nyc domains.
Then you must be blind. I don’t even live there and have visited and seen loads of them.