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The dotNeighborhoods Initiative - Meeting #4

From: Tom L.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 12:09 AM
Announcing an important meeting in support of a public interest .nyc TLD.

What: The dotNeighborhoods Initiative

When: Tuesday, March 23,[masked]:30 PM

Where:
Neighborhood Preservation Center
232 E 11th St
New York, NY 10003
(212)[masked]

We're all familiar with Top Level Domains like .com, .org, .edu, and .gov. New York City will soon have its own, the .nyc Top Level Domain, or TLD.

Beginning as early as 2011 there will be websites like GreenwichVillage.nyc, BayRidge.nyc, JacksonHeights.nyc, Harlem.nyc, Astoria.nyc, Chelsea.nyc, Melrose.nyc, and sites serving 300 other neighborhoods. These domain names will provide places where neighbors can connect with one another to address problems and explore opportunities.

With the arrival of these "dotNeighborhoods," traditional neighborhood names will take on more meaning than reputation and how much housing costs.

Connecting.nyc Inc. advocates for the development of the .nyc TLD as a public interest resource. See

This is the fourth meeting of our dotNeighborhoods Initiative and our aim is to adopt a resolution leading to the formation of an independent "Trust for dotNeighborhoods" to oversee the development of neighborhood names as civic resources, to assure, for example, that Corona.nyc serves the needs of Corona residents and not the beer company.

Our dotNeighborhoods wiki has more on a proposed "proclamation," the technology, content, finance, and other project issues. See http://bit.ly/e2yU1.

RSVP.

Tom Lowenhaupt, Director
[address removed]
connectingnyc.org

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/dotNYC/calendar/12753434/

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