General Availability for .nyc (New York City) domains commences at 15:00 UTC on 8 October.
The gTLD is only available to New York City businesses and organisations with a New York City address and individuals with a primary residence in the city. It is not even possible to contract for a virtual office space or other virtual address in the City of New York according to the registry’s Nexus policy. One needs a physical street address in New York City.
According to nTLDstats.com, there are over 6,000 domains registered during .nyc’s Sunrise and Landrush periods. This compares favourably to .london that launched its GA with 7,703 domains registered, yet there were no eligibility restrictions for .london. Around six weeks later there are 44,800 .london domains registered.