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Dot NYC (.nyc) TLD Enters First Phase of Launch

This week, the City of New York and Neustar launched the first phase of availability for the new .nyc Top-Level Domain (TLD).

The "Sunrise” phase gives NYC businesses with trademarks first priority in claiming their .nyc names through June 20. This is the first of three phases prior to general availability opening October 8, 2014.

As one of the most anticipated arrivals in the City and the Internet's history, the .nyc address is a unique opportunity for New York City residents, businesses and organizations to set themselves apart from competitors on the web and signal their direct association with The Big Apple. Registration of a .nyc domain name is restricted to individuals or businesses with physical address in the five boroughs of the city.

Neustar is the official registry services provider for .nyc, supporting all marketing efforts and operating the technical infrastructure of the .nyc domain.

"The launch of the .nyc web address holds great potential for all New Yorkers, whose work embodies the spirit and opportunity of such a great city," said Neustar's CEO Lisa Hook in a recent statement.

For New Yorkers who want a .nyc domain before the rush, the .nyc Founders Program is their next opportunity. Only a select few companies, organizations and individuals will get the prestige of being among the first .nyc owners at launch.

For more information on how to get a .nyc domain name and apply for the Founders Program, visit http://nic.nyc or read the full announcement from The City.

Neustar

About Neustar – Neustar is an information services and technology company and a leader in identity resolution providing the data and technology that enables trusted connections between companies and people at the moments that matter most. Neustar offers industry-leading solutions in Marketing, Risk, Communications, Security and Registry that responsibly connect data on people, devices and locations, continuously corroborated through billions of transactions. Neustar serves more than 8,000 clients worldwide, including 60 of the Fortune 100. Visit Page

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