I want to share the video below that appeared on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). It is a roundtable discussion with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and the topic of the discussion is the new .NYC domain extension. The program originally aired on television on Sunday, October 5 at 7:00 pm, and I am not sure how many people watched the television show.
There were three panelists in addition to the Manhattan Borough President:
- Ana Guzman from Neustar
- Betsy Bober Polivy from ideways.nyc (.NYC Founders Program)
- Ken Biberaj from The Russian Tea Room (.NYC Founders Program)
The panel discussed what the new gTLDs are, how .NYC domain names can be used (and by whom), how .NYC came about, and how some companies will be using the .NYC domain names.
I lived in New York City for ten years, and from my understanding, the primary objective of each Borough President is to promote their borough. This is an elected position for each of NYC’s 5 boroughs, and Gale Brewer is the Borough President for Manhattan, following her career as a member of the City Council.
The video is embedded below: