The .nyc TLD will soon be activated enabling New Yorkers to begin using localized domain names for their small businesses, for the planning and delivery of government services, for info and engagement in civic and cultural projects, and more. See our Domain Name Allocation Plan for the full scope of the new domain names.

Here we’re looking to identify civic names that should be set aside as they serve the public interest and create a more livable city. If you’ve an idea for a civic domain name – for an organization, event, or issue, or an entire name-set, such as the neighborhood names, let us know by filling out the form below or emailing your suggestions to [email protected]







Civic Names Worth Reserving

The following names were recently presented as deserving reservation. While the civic relationship might be tenuous in some instances, the list gives an indication of the breadth of possible names. Note and provide alternatives.

  • AtlanticAvenueBettermentAssociation.nyc ALSO AABA.nyc
  • BlackVeterans-SociaJustice.nyc ALSO BVSJ.nyc
  • BoerumHillAssociation.nyc
  • ClaverPlaceMen’sClub.nyc
  • ComusSocialClub.nyc
  • EssenceClub.nyc
  • HoytStreetAssociation.nyc
  • KayaksSocialClub.nyc
  • LES.nyc
  • MontaukClub.nyc
  • RosicrucianOrder.nyc
  • SoHo.nyc

For the nitty-gritty of domain names, see our Domain Name Allocation Plan.

NOTE: Reserving a name does not guarantee assignment. Here we are creating a process to reserve and protect civic names, while advocating for civic-friendly processes for their acquisition.