New York Becomes One of the First Cities in the World to Have a geographic top-level domain – .nyc, One of the Objectives of New York City’s Digital Roadmap
The domain will allow New Yorkers and visitors to easily find local businesses, services and information online. A .nyc address will show that a business or individual is located in New York City and identify products and organizations serving the New York City community.
The City of New York is one of the first cities in the world to be granted a geographic top-level domain by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the nonprofit private organization responsible for overseeing the distribution of IP addresses and domain names.
The top-level domain will provide New York City government entities, small businesses, nonprofit organizations and residents with an online identity that establishes their location and enables community collaboration and communication.