dot nyc: How are we doing?
May 8 2010

on behalf of
with thanks to Courant Institute NYU

"dot nyc: How are we doing?"

Last October the NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) issued a request for proposals for "services to obtain, manage, administer, maintain and market the geographic Top Domain name .nyc.". At ICANN's recent 37th meeting in Nairobi, consensus was reached on the "overarching" issue of intellectual property protection. This leaves only the issue of the final (4th) draft of the Applicants Guidebook, expected before the 38th meeting in Brussels in June 2010, before the much delayed new generic top level domain (gTLD) delegation process can finally grind into action. (One caveat - a policy forbidding cross-ownership of registries and registrars is still not totally set in stone.)

The Internet Society - New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) has for some years been following the .nyc and ICANN process on behalf of the NYC community and, on May 8 2010, hosted a seminar "dot nyc - How are we doing?" at NYU. NYC Council Member Gale Brewer delivered keynote remarks, then vendor Eric Brunner-Williams of CORE Internet Council of Registrars revealed details of their proposal to the City, and Antony Van Couvering of Minds + Machines and Public Advocate Beill DeBlasio's earlier comments to the City Council were shown in video. There was a discussion "What's it for?" about possible applications - civic, community, commercial, and "outside the box" - for a local top level domain. Speakers included Tom Lowenhaupdt of Connecting .nyc and Richard Knipel of Wikimedia NYC.

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A DVD of this talk is available free ($5 donation optional) from dvd@isoc-ny.org. Ask for DVD1744.

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