Gale A. Brewer, 8/6/2014
"I am a determined local shopper. Years ago, I was looking for furniture online, and could not easily identify whether the furniture makers whose work I liked were New Yorkers. That's why, as a City Councilmember, I fought to create a ""top-level domain"" (TLD) for web addresses just for New Yorkers -- "".nyc"" instead of "".com"" or "".org"". Paris has one, and so does Berlin. Why not New York?
I began by introducing a resolution on the Council in support of .nyc in 2008; the process took years of nudging all the parties involved, including convincing then-Mayor Bloomberg and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)."