COST: .NYC web addresses can be purchased for an annual fee of $25-$50 from a variety of retailers. You may want to comparison shop between the retailers to find the best deal. (A list of available retailers is available at www.ownit.nyc/register after running a name search)
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Any person, business, or organization with a physical address within the five boroughs can register a .NYC web address
.NYC web addresses are a new breed of web addresses linked to a city domain. While we are all familiar with country domains like .au, .it, .fr, .ca, .de and .uk (Internet top-level domains, TLDs, for countries) regional domains are now available for cities to apply for. As far as I know, .NYC is one of the first city domains to be launched.
BY: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M.
See also: An earlier blog post on .NYC at http://wp.me/p10nNq-CK; Frequently Asked Questions about .NCY at http://www.ownit.nyc/faq and http://www.ownit.nyc/what-it-is; ICANN website for more information on new generic top level domains (gTLDs) at http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/; @iplegalfreebies and www.kasterlegal.com.