• ISOC New York challenges Neustar’s .nyc contract

    …, and the fact that Whois privacy is banned from the gTLD. It’s not clear whether the letter will be able to achieve anything. It’s dated February 6, but states that the contract was due to be renewed January 31. Tweet Tagged: .nyc, isoc, isoc-ny, neustar, new gTLDs …

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  • Neustar to auction .nyc premiums during New York Fashion Week

    … Neustar is to release a batch of reserved, fashion-related .nyc premium domains to coincide with next month’s New York Fashion Week. Twenty-four names, including clothes.nyc, fashion.nyc, salon.nyc, models.nyc and shop.nyc will be released via an auction, the company said in a press release. SnapNames will manage the auction at Auctions.nyc…

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  • Group uses FOI to demand entire .nyc Whois database

    … to the City of New York, making it essentially government-owned. It will be interesting to see whether Whois access falls under FOI law. Many other geographic gTLDs have governments links and may fall under their own respective FOI legislation. Connecting.nyc once intended to apply for .nyc itself, but is now a sort of self-appointed community watchdog…

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  • NYC picks Panama registrar for reserved names

    … The City of New York is working with Panama-based registrar CCI REG to reserve government-related domains in the new .nyc gTLD, despite imposing residency requirements on registrants. CCI REG director Gerardo Aristizabal tells us it has already handled over 100 registrations during the “City Government-Affiliated Reserve List” phase of .nyc’s…

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