Jackson Hts., New York, October 6, 2014 – The Landrush for .nyc domain names ended at 11 AM this past Friday. A neighborhood not-for-profit mental health organization submitted an application for the MentalHealth.nyc domain name. Its intent was to provide general guidance on issues, treatments, and resources that might affect the mental health of city residents.
On Saturday afternoon the organization was notified that, since more than one applicant had applied for the MentalHealth.nyc, that it would soon be informed about a closed, high-bid auction to determine the “winner.” Being a “closed” auction means that the organization will not be privy to contacting the other entities that have bid for the name.
The closed nature of the auction seems contrary to the public interest. Wouldn’t it be better if the interested parties could discuss and discern which of them is best qualified for the task? Maybe a collaborative effort could be arranged with shared development costs. Or perhaps one party might forgo the name in deference to a superior plan.
But none of this is possible under a closed auction. Until now.
Who else is interested in MentalHealth.nyc? If your organization has also applied, please contact [email protected] and we’ll establish a connection between the interested parties.Share