Neustar, Inc., the Official Registry Operator for .nyc Joins New York City in This Release
What: New York City and Neustar, the official registry operator for .nyc, will release over 16,000 new .nyc website addresses for businesses, organizations, and individuals with a physical address in the five boroughs. Domain names are available on a first come, first served basis, from accredited .nyc registrars and at standard market prices.
When: Thursday, October 8, 2015 starting at 3:00pm EDT*
Where: New Yorkers can register one of these new .nyc web addresses by visiting http://www.ownit.nyc and selecting an accredited .nyc registrar of their choice.
To search for available new .nyc web addresses, visit http://www.ownit.nyc/register at 3:00pm EDT on October 8, 2015.
Why: The over 16,000 new website addresses that are being released were previously unavailable due to a ‘name collision’ block instituted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ─ the nonprofit organization that oversees Internet governance. Additional details can be found here.
Press Contact: Carolin Bachmann, PR Manager, Neustar, Inc., 415-312-2100, carolin.bachmann(at)neustar(dot)biz.
.nyc is the official web address for New York City. The .nyc top-level domain (TLD) has become the fastest-growing city domain in the world, adopted by New York City residents, entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations in more than two-dozen industries. The City of New York partners with Neustar, the official registry operator for .nyc, to manage, market, and maintain the .nyc namespace.
Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR) is the first real-time provider of cloud-based information services, enabling marketing and IT security professionals to promote and protect their businesses. With a commitment to privacy and neutrality, Neustar operates complex data registries and uses its expertise to deliver actionable, data-driven insights that help clients make high-value business decisions in real time, one customer interaction at a time. More information is available at http://www.neustar.biz
*Note: On October 8, 2015, starting promptly at 3:00pm Eastern Daylight Time, and continuing over the subsequent two hours, 16,587 newly available .nyc domain names will be released by the .nyc Registry in a random order. All of the domain names will be released no later than 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time.