THE OFFICIAL WEB ADDRESS FOR NEW YORK CITY
We’re all familiar with .com, .net, and .org, but now there’s a new class of generic top-level domains (gTLDs). In one of the biggest expansions of the Internet to date, nearly 2,000 new generic top-level domains have been approved for use. A select number of city, country, and regional domains are a part of this expansion; which includes offering New Yorkers one of the first citywide domains: .nyc
WHO CAN GET IT
Living in New York City isn’t for just anybody. It’s a place for doers and dreamers. It takes a little extra something to make it here, and that’s why the .nyc web address is reserved exclusively for true New Yorkers. Any person, business, or organization with a physical address within the five boroughs can register a .nyc web address.
WHY GET A .NYC
New York City is a part of you, now it can be a part of your web address. A .nyc domain is a powerful way to show the world the value of your location online. It’s a way to show that you made it here, and you’re part of what makes this City great.
WHAT IT COSTS
Prices for .nyc web addresses are set by the retailers and typically fall within the range of $25-$40 per year. You may want to comparison shop between different retailers to find the best deal for you, factoring in additional features each retailer may offer, such as customer service, email forwarding, hosting, website building tools, etc.
WHERE TO GET IT
You can search for available .nyc web addresses in the search bar above. Once you have found your web address, you will be able to register it through an independent reseller (referred to as registrars). For a complete list of registrars that offer the .nyc web address visit the Registrars page.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DOMAIN NAME AND A WEBSITE?
If you think of a domain name as your address on the web, then you should think of a website as the content you build on your address. A website can take many shapes and forms, from a simple one page promotional landing page to a personal blog to a complex e-commerce website. Building a website will help you to get the maximum value out of your domain name.
WHAT IS THE VALUE IN GETTING A GOOD DOMAIN?
Since your domain name is likely to be the first thing you mention, and the last thing you want people to remember when you pitch your business, brand or blog, you’ll want to make sure it’s a good one. A short, memorable domain name can help inspire people to type it into their web browsers; to click or tap on it on their mobile phones; and to share it with their friends. It’s also a great way to help your website get found by the search engines.
WHY DO I NEED A DOMAIN NAME?
Whether you want to promote a business, brand or organization; sell a product or service; share a point of view or engage with a community — the Internet is one of the best ways to do it. A domain name gives you the ability to use the worldwide web as your marketing channel. Still have questions? Visit the FAQ page.