Connecting.nyc Inc. is in a transition, from a focus on the .nyc TLD to sharing our knowledge of city-TLDs and governance systems with cities globally. Supporting this transition the United Nations granted us Special Consultative Status in 2015 – we’re an NGO. See this initial announcement.
While we’re planning that more global future, we’re keeping an eye on the .nyc TLD, particularly the neighborhood domain names, and especially JacksonHeights.nyc . Here are some resources and recommendations in support of that initiative.
- City Hall is moving ahead with the dotNeighborhoods and we’ve put together a guide for those considering applying for a neighborhood domain name, Adding Internet Mojo To Neighborhoods, see it here. And see our draft application for the JacksonHeights.nyc domain here.
- A name distribution plan for Premium Domain Names (3,069 names such as news.nyc, hotels.nyc, and pizza.nyc) that provides opportunities for local firms is still an option. Read this then call 311 and leave a message suggesting city hall step in and create opportunities for entrepreneurs and the mom and pops.
- Creation of a city oriented search engine with transparent rules has not progressed. But there are an increasing number of .nyc websites worthy of a visit – see here.