­RFI.JPGNew York City, April 27, 2009 - The city’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) in preparation for the acquisition of the .nyc TLD (like .com and .org but just for New York City). We applaud this outreach effort and request that all members of Connecting.nyc’s community join us in assembling a comprehensive body of information to assist the city with this important policy development effort.

Over the next weeks we will gather and organize information that might aide the city’s decision making process. (Due date May 27th.) With our public interest perspective, decade-long involvement with .nyc, and the collaboration of our community, we expect that our submission will assist the city in better understanding the multitude of ways .nyc can help create a more prosperous and livable city.

We will augment our submission by including information presented on a collaborative wiki we’ve created, see RFI Workspace. The Workspace links to the abundance of information on Connecting.nyc Inc.’s wiki, and enables our community to help create an imaginative and innovative assemblage of ideas for the city’s consideration. We are particularly interested in ways the TLD might facilitate security and privacy. As well, we’d like to hear how .nyc can help connect New York City’s civic, social, and business communities using networking tools.

Going forward, we expect DoITT to review the various RFI submissions and, in collaboration with city agencies, business & civic organizations, and residents, to develop a road map leading to .nyc’s acquisition, development, operation, and oversight. (Image elements courtesy Google Maps.)

Learn more about our RFI Collaboration

Link to Connecting.nyc Inc.’s wiki pages.

  1. Thomas,

    Good luck with the RFI Collaboration. You might consider citing the link below as it shows an example of individuals/organizations/companies in LA that are using DOT-LA domains. You’ll be pleasantly surprised as to who is using DOT-LA domains. I’ve been assembling a number of DOT-LA websites to demonstrate the need for DOT-CITY TLDs.

    http://www.southland.la/forums/index.php?autocom=gallery&req=user&user=10&op=view_album&album=7

    Cheers

    Raymond Marshall
    NuMedia Concepts, LLC

    Comment by Southland.LA on April 27, 2009 at 9:46 pm

  2. Thomas,

    Good luck with the RFI Collaboration. You might consider citing the link below as it shows an example of individuals/organizations/companies in LA that are using DOT-LA domains. You’ll be pleasantly surprised as to who is using DOT-LA domains. I’ve been assembling a number of DOT-LA websites to demonstrate the need for DOT-CITY TLDs.

    http://www.southland.la/forums/index.php?autocom=gallery&req=user&user=10&op=view_album&album=7

    Cheers

    Raymond Marshall
    NuMedia Concepts, LLC

    Comment by Ray Marshall on April 28, 2009 at 8:23 am

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