Alex Fitzpatrick, 7/2/2013
"Good news, Gotham residents: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) just approved New York City's bid for a .nyc web domain. ICANN is the body overseeing the rollout of new top-level domains (TLDs), which can replace the more common .com, .net and so on.
New York officials filed for .nyc soon after ICANN announced it would make new TLDs available, which are also being scooped up by other cities, businesses and organizations. Microsoft filed for .Xbox and .Windows, while Amazon wants .Book and .Cloud, for example."