NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — HelloDotNYC (www.hellodotnyc.com) has reported that thousands of applications have been received for .nyc website names since the recent opening of the landrush phase of New York generic Top Level Domains. The company is one of the official registration sites for .nyc domains.
According to HelloDotNYC ‘s director, Gerardo Aristizabal, about half of the requests have been made for an early bird phase called Landrush. In this early adopter stage, applications have a higher priority than regular registrations, which will be granted starting September 8th.
There is a strong pace in the registrations, in a way that could make .nyc the most successful of the new domain extensions. Very few others have had the attention and traction that .nyc is having. .Nyc may be one of the best of the new domain extensions. It is exclusive, powerful and hyper localized. There is immense value in .nyc domains and numbers are expected to rise even higher as the rollout stages approach closure.
Why so much interest? For investors, domains have become a very valuable asset. Website names like investing.com, fund.com, slots.com, diamond.com, etc. have been bought for under 10 dollars and have been sold for millions. For .nyc, domains like fashion.nyc, soho.nyc, travel.nyc, etc, will most probably end up high in the sales charts. Thousands of valuable domains like the ones mentioned here are up for grabs and ready to get registered, and people are seeing the .nyc opportunity as a chance to get on the attractive domain market.
Furthermore, NYC local businesses are seeing this as a great opportunity to establish a meaningful online presence, and are applying for their domains. You are able to tell, within your domain name, that you are located in one of the greatest cities in the world.
Whether as an investment, or to establish a meaningful New York digital presence, the chance to own a .nyc domain is now.
If you apply for a .nyc domain right now, you will know if has been registered to you between the 3rd and the 9th of October. Applications at HelloDotNYC (hellodotnyc.com) are at $27.99 for regular requests and $69.99 for Landrush priority requests.