When I first introduced a resolution in support of the .nyc domain name as a City Council Member in 2008, I had high hopes for what the domain could become. After all, Paris, Berlin, and othe global cities already had their own top-level domains. Today, after years of hard work and determination from the City, and the approval of ICANN, the web-governing body, anyone in New York City can establish a unique, local web presence with a “.nyc” web url.
As the early success of the .nyc roll-out has shown, this is a tremendous opportunity for local businesses, organizations, institutions, and entrepreneurs to show that their work is “Made in NYC.”
To think, it all started when I was shopping for furniture and trying to “buy local”!