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What is a .nyc domain?

.NYC domain names are dedicated to the big apple, New York City. Whether you are a local New Yorker, a small business owner, a Broadway star, a journalist, or just someone who appreciates fashion and American attractions, a .NYC domain name is for you! With a .NYC domain name you will rank higher in local search results and in the hearts of the locals.

Show your connection to the New Yorker culture and commitment to providing the best internet experience in New York City with .NYC domain. A .NYC domain name is short, professional and memorable helping your website stand out in a sea of content online. New York City is one of the most iconic cities in the world. Known as the city that never sleeps, New York City is where people go to chase their dreams. NYC is a prosperous city and a global leader in fashion, art, theatre, and culture.

Protecting your brand is as important as growing it. Registering your brand name in New York City is one of the best preventative measures you can take to secure your trademark and combat copyright infringement. Your domain name is your brand and your brand is you! Register your perfect .NYC domain name before someone else does.

How do I buy a .nyc domain?

Looking to buy a .nyc domain name? You've come to the right place! Neustar, the registry authorized to operate the .nyc domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .nyc domains.

  • You can trust 101domain to do it right, because domain names are our specialty.
  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .nyc registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
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How do I transfer a .nyc domain?

Transferring your .nyc domain name is a fast and easy process. Get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below, and our Domain Specialists will help you navigate the process. Every .nyc domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system.

Starting @ 31.49 USD / yr

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FAQs for .nyc

.nyc domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .nyc during general availability is Instant.
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.nyc); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.nyc).
Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name. Trustee Service is not available for this extension.
101domain.com offers hosting and email service for .nyc. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you must update ownership according to .nyc requirements before transfer out can be started.
No. At present the .nyc domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.
The City of New York by and through the New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications manages the registration of domain names with the .nyc Top Level Domain.

You may visit them here: The City of New York by and through the New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications.

Domain Requirements for .nyc

Registrants must be either:
a) a natural person whose primary place of domicile is a valid physical address in the City of New York; or
b) an entity or organization that has a physical street address in the City of New York.
Registrant must remain in compliance with this requirement for the entire period of such domain name’s registration.
A P.O. Box address in the City of New York does not satisfy this requirement and proxy services are not allowed.

In addition, the registrant must be in compliance with all relevant Federal, New York State and New York City laws including the tax requirements for conducting business via the Internet.
Failure to comply with any of the above requirements may ultimately result in deletion of the domain name if event that proof of compliance is not provided.

See FAQ’s for more information.

Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.

To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.

This extension is intended for residents, businesses, or entities with a bona fide presence in the city of New York.
The .NYC registry will perform spot checks to investigate complaints from interested third parties. If the registry determines a registrant has not met the .NYC Nexus Policy, the Registrant’s domain name(s) shall be locked (preventing the domain name from being updated or transferred). An email shall be sent to the Registrant requiring it to submit evidence that it is in fact compliant with the Nexus Policy. If registrant does not provide evidence, or evidence is insufficient the domain will be deleted.

How do I renew a .nyc domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below, or log into your Account Manager, select your .nyc domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out. That's it!

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have it enabled.

Starting @ 36.99 USD / yr

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