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New York City drama over “welcome to the Bronx” dot .NYC domains

The dot .NYC gTLD launched with much fanfare, and a direct order for non New Yorkers to stay the hell out. New York City is bigger in population than many small nations, so there’s always a chance that some friction will occur among its numerous, multi-cultural inhabitants. An incident involving threats on Facebook, appears to […]

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Domain fights: Chaos in New York City during launch of .NYC

Several violent fights erupted in New York City during the official launch of the dot .NYC gTLD.   Thousands of potential registrants of .NYC domains lined up overnight outside of the dot .NYC Registry offices in downtown Manhattan; chaos ensued. “I came to claim my Greek deli name domain and have been waiting since 4am […]

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NYC Police Department actively patrolling the Internet for gTLD violations

Don’t mess with the New York police department; they are trained and ready to thwart any cybersquatting attacks. With dot .NYC launching in the Big Apple, city Mayor Bill de Blasio made it clear in recent announcements: “The law says, it’s for New Yorkers only. You break the law, we will find you. These aren’t  […]

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Michael Bloomberg: .NYC domains will be taxed separately

New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, announced the impeding taxation of .nyc domains, as soon as the new TLD is made available to New Yorkers. Just a day after giving a speech lauding the approval of the .nyc gTLD by ICANN, the billionaire mayor bites hard down on progress with a new “Digital Assets” tax. […]

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