There are a number of .nyc domain names that have not been made available to the public for a variety of reasons. The .nyc Registry has established business procedures around these names in accordance with ICANN and industry best practices and policies. There are four types of name lists that have been withheld from general availability within the .nyc namespace.
The ICANN Restricted Domain List generally consists of names stipulated by ICANN as restricted and not available for registration.
The City Affiliated List generally consists of domains reserved by the City of New York, for use by city-affiliated entities.
The Registry Reserved Domain List generally consists of names reserved by the registry for promotional and/or other strategic purposes, and/or for its or its affiliates’ internal use.
This list consists of domain names that match, contain misspellings of or are recognizable variations of any of the seven words identified in Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica Foundation, 438 U.S. 726 (1978) (collectively, the “Seven Words”).
The full list of Reserved & Restricted Names may be view here