Break out the pompoms: the long-awaited .nyc domain names have finally been approved, according to a press release sent to Betabeat by the mayor’s office. Along with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the Mayor’s office is hoping that by scoring .nyc top-level domain names New York can continue to establish itself as a technology and small business capital.
New York is one of the first cities to nab a geographical top-level domain, which is sure to make the Made in NY crowd beam with pride. “With a new top-level domain name, New York won’t just be the greatest city in the world — we’ll also be the greatest city on the internet,” Ms. Quinn said in a statement, without betraying a hint of irony or exaggeration.
Companies interested in getting a .nyc domain name have to prove their primary business residence is in NYC, and can head to this .com URL for more info.