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Here's the essence of what this Error Log might do from my testimony to Gale Brewer's 2010 Open Data:
The .nyc TLD's Domain Name Server will have the capacity to record every request for the address of a computer using a .nyc domain name. Two logs will be created from this stream of requests:
- Success Log - This log will show requests made for .nyc domain names that have been assigned or allocated.
- Error Log - The error log records requests for domain names that do not exist. This Error Log can be a "crystal ball" of sorts, providing insight into newly arising issues.
Imagine in 1985 we had an intuitive Internet - baseball.sports, police.nyc, pizza.redhook.nyc... And imagine the residents of Greenpoint, Brooklyn start noticing dying trees with holes in them and strange new insects, and they start entering intuitive inquiries into their search boxes such as:Best,
What happens to these queries? If they are for an existing website, people will be directly connected to the site. (And I’ll skip for now the privacy issues associated with that database of successful connections.)
But imagine it’s a time like 1985 when the Asian Longhorn Beetle had just arrived on our shores. And residents of Greenpoint are entering intuitive inquiries seeking information about strange developments downing their trees. And let’s assume that none of these intuitive inquiries had existing websites. What happens to erroneous queries such as Holeintree.nyc, Spottedbeetles.nyc, Dyingtreesingreenpoint.nyc?
We advocate that this information go to an Error Log Database, and that a washed version be made available to all for inspection. This will empower some clever researcher to begin exploring these entries, identify trends, and advocate for a proper response.
In 1985 that would have been to inform the Parks Department that there are a number of odd things going on with the trees in Greenpoint. And an inspector could have been dispatched to investigate. In reality it took 10 years before that happened and we now face the prospect of 1,200,000,000 trees being lost in America to the Asian Longhorn Beetle.
So what will the Error Query Log show in the future?
I’ve no crystal ball, but it could be the central location for sensing change in our city, in a twitteresque database accessible to data scientists. This database should be made available to researchers and programmers on a minute by minute or minimally, hourly basis.
Happy Columbus Day BetaNYC brigadeers,
I got this email this morning and was wondering if the group is doing anything to make sure that the .NYC TLD is not wasted to domain squatters and claimjumpers.
Much the same way that Manhattan's landmark street grid system ("The Greatest Grid") made NYC distinct, doing the TLD properly to become the digital doppelganger of the real-world NYC is a great opportunity to further set apart NYC as the Digital City of Our Future.
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Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Subject: .nyc Update: Launch activities to begin Apr-Jun 2014
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Recently, the City of New York announced approval of .nyc by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – which will allow New Yorkers and visitors to easily find local businesses, services and information online as well identify organizations and businesses that are located in New York City.
The City of New York will be one of the first cities in the world to be granted its own domain extension by ICANN, the nonprofit organization responsible for overseeing the domain names. Approval of .nyc comes as ICANN expands the number of generic top-level domains beyond such extensions as .com, .org and .edu, that currently exist.
Since the City's application for .nyc has been approved by ICANN. We are now in the implementation phase which includes contracting with ICANN, activation of .nyc in the global Internet infrastructure , and then testing. Based on the current status we now expect .nyc to go live in the first half of 2014.
Now that .nyc is approaching availability, we look forward to providing regular updates to you on any major developments, key events and other relevant information as it becomes available.
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View the full press release from the City of New York: Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Announce New Unique .NYC Web Address for New Yorkers and Businesses
".nyc launch activities are likely to begin between April and June 2014."
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