• Timeline

last modified June 2, 2014 by tomlowenhaupt

The initial expectation of those advocating for the acquisition of the .nyc TLD was that the .NYC initiative would be completed in 2002 (yes, 2002). With that in mind, the below timeline should be considered as somewhat less than definitive.


Time Time Time

Time time time
Make time, give time, take time out
Win time, cost time, the time of your life
Spend time, sell time, the good times and the bad
Kill time, zero time, all the time in the world

Time watch, time travel, time to begin
Time table, time square, can I fit you in
Time frame, time to go, time that you grew up
But tell me...
How do you feel?

 Shaun William Hayes

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May 2, 2014

From the Neustar page at:  http://www.nic.nyc/sunrise-policies.html.

Phase Duration Claims Period Start Date Start Time UTC End Date End Time UTC
Sunrise 45 days No May 5, 2014 15:00:01 June 20, 2014 15:00:00
City Government Affiliated
36 days Yes June 25, 2014 15:00:01 July 31, 2014 15:00:00
60 days Yes August 4, 2014 15:00:01 October 3, 2014 15:00:00
General Availability n/a Yes October 8, 2014 15:00:00 Ongoing

December 9, 2013

Here's the  timeline as presented by Neustar (the city's contractor for .nyc's marketing and operation), at a .NYC Public Workshop on December 9, 2013


nyc-target-launch-schedule.png April 23, 2013

The below "potential .nyc timeline DRAFT" is the April 23, 2013 timeline provided by the city administration to the .NYC Advisory Board.













  As the title of the above hints, there's not necessarily a forward moving clock on this multi-decade development process. For insight into the complexity that leads to this delay, see the latest timeline from ICANN.

For details on the various Phases, see the Launch Schedule.

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