What: Planning New York City's dotNeighborhoods
When: Tuesday, January 26,[masked]:30 PM
Preservation Center, 232 E 11th Street (near Second
We've all become familiar with Top Level Domains
like .com, .org, .edu, and .gov. New York City will soon have its own, the .nyc
Tuesday's meeting will focus on a special
part of the .nyc Top Level Domain, the dotNeighborhood name-set. With
.nyc's activation (perhaps as early as next year) 300+ domain names like
GreenwichVillage.nyc, BayRidge.nyc, JacksonHeights.nyc, Harlem.nyc, Astoria.nyc,
Chelsea.nyc, and Melrose.nyc will become available to serve their neighborhoods.
If thoughtfully developed, these dotNeighborhoods
will be places where neighbors can connect with one another to address problems
and explore opportunities.
This is our third dotNeighborhoods meeting
and our focus will be on governance and accountability: How do we assure that
Corona.nyc serves the needs of Corona residents and not the beer company?
We'll also hear from the Hunter College Graduate School of Urban
Affairs Workshop which just completed a project entitled: A Case Study -
Neighborhoods in a Digital Era. The researches will describe their process
and findings. You can read the report's Executive Summary here.
Connecting.nyc Inc. advocates for the .nyc TLD's development as a
public interest resource and sees these neighborhood names as perhaps the most
significant name-set. For more on this and the
other name-sets, see our Domain Name Allocation
Thomas Lowenhaupt, Founder &