CITY HALL – On Friday, October 17th at 10:00 AM, Council Member Gale A.
Brewer (D-Manhattan), Chair of the Technology in Government Committee,
will hold a hearing regarding the Cityâ€™s interest for a unique .nyc Top
Level Domain (TLD).
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, also known as
ICANN, is the globally recognized not-for-profit that is responsible for the
coordination of domain names worldwide. In 2009, ICANN will be
implementing new policy recommendations to expand domains for cities
worldwide, in an effort to boost city identities and tourism. The new TLD
process that is being introduced by ICANN will issue TLDs to cities for
the first time in 2009. After this date, cities like New York will be able
to receive a .nyc domain name. This TLD will continue New York’s dominance
in commerce, tourism, and culture. Moreover, these efforts will increase
New York City’s position as a leading Digital City.
Council Member Gale A. Brewer is sponsoring a resolution to support the
acquisition of the .nyc Top Level Domain. Resolution 1495-2008 urges The
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to approve the
City’s application in order to meet the needs of city residents via the
The Technology in Government Committee of the New York City Council will
hold the hearing regarding the .nyc top level domain on Friday, October
17, 2008 at 10 AM in the 14th Floor Hearing Room of 250 Broadway, New
York, New York. This is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend.
For further information or to sign up to speak, contact Kunal Malhotra,
Director of Budget and Legislation, at 212-788-6975 or email