New Yorkers can now apply for a .nyc domain for their websites. Credit: moodboard
Move over, NYC ID cards. The website domain .nyc is the newest way to prove you're a true New Yorker.
As of today, businesses, organizations and individual residents with addresses in New York City's five boroughs can submit their URL requests to ownit.nyc, Business Insider reported. Submissions will be accepted for more than a New York minute -- the deadline to apply is October 3rd and domains are not first come first served. An auction to determine who will own domains requested by multiple people will take place on October 7th.
The city itself has a lot to gain from the .nyc domain. Information Week reported that the city will receive 40 percent of the new domain's yearly revenue, though city council speaker Christine Quinn is hoping the rewards aren't strictly financial.
"With a new top-level domain name, New York won’t just be the greatest city in the world — we’ll also be the greatest city on the internet," Quinn said last year. Let's see if her claim comes true.