Best of the Boroughs : Dot .NYC Registry announces contest winners

Dot .NYC is only for New Yorkers.

The .NYC Registry announced the winners of a “Best of the Boroughs” contest yesterday, in a press release.

Winners from each of the five boroughs in New York, were crowned for the most creative and authentic use of a .nyc web address.

The contest was designed to showcase the small businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs across New York’s 5 boroughs that are prospering from the unique opportunities a .nyc web address affords them.

All of the Best of Boroughs winners will be featured in a citywide .nyc advertising campaign, including a professional photo shoot and a variety of unique promotional opportunities focused on showcasing their business and brand.

Without a doubt, this was a great opportunity for New York residents – the only entities eligible for a .NYC domain – to showcase their creations.

The Best of the Boroughs winners are:

  • Best of is committed to building a healing faith community in the Bronx. Through Sunday worship, small group gatherings and social justice projects, the church transforms the lives of community members in the Bronx.
  • Best of Brooklyn is a non-profit organization that partners with community groups and non-profit legal services across New York City to support tenants in gathering and sharing information about their housing conditions, and helping them secure repairs.
  • Best of is a website devoted entirely to supporting and promoting New York City’s small businesses on the side streets. Manhattan Sideways is a resource of information about the stories of people, places and details of the side streets of Manhattan.
  • Best of is a hyper-local website dedicated to encouraging civic engagement, preserving the history of Laurelton and sharing information about the neighborhood. The Divas for Social Justice are the community partner powering
  • Best of Staten is a live streaming radio and video web-based broadcasting station. The station uses arts and maker-based programming to unite a community of music and arts lovers.

Lori Anne Wardi, Vice President, Registry Solutions for Neustar, said:

“With the launch of .nyc, the City of New York has been at the forefront of the internet domain revolution, tapping into new ways for city governments to build community, spur economic growth and foster local pride.”

The Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer also released updated data today, offering strong support for the efficacy of the City’s domain registration policies, which aim to promote fairness and transparency, while preventing cybersquatting and hoarding of domain names. The data reflects .nyc domain registrations through October 1, 2017:

  • There are more than two dozen industries represented on the .nyc domain;
  • 52 percent of .nyc domains have been registered to individuals; 48 percent have been registered to small businesses and organizations;
  • The average registrant owns between 1-2 domains, and 97 percent of registrants own 10 or fewer domains;
  • The average retail cost paid for .nyc domain is $34.99.

For the full press release, click here.

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