With over 60,000 domain names registered, the new .NYC domain name is off to a roaring start.
During the “landrush phase”, over 1,000 .NYC domain names had more than one interested party and were thus headed to auction. Ten domain names, according registry records, sold for more than $10,000.
One of the ten on the list appears to be a typo, so I looked up the remaining nine to find out who would spend so much money on a .NYC domain name.
A general conclusion: you can make a lot of money in medicine in the Big Apple.
Here’s a look at 8 people and businesses that paid more than $10k for a .NYC domain name:
CosmeticDentist.nyc – Dentist Robert Schwartz, who uses the site NYsmile.com, picked up this domain name. The domain name doesn’t resolve yet.
DentalImplants.nyc and Orthodontist.nyc – Some guy named Kevin Anthony bought both these domain names. I have to assume he is either a dentist, orthodontist, or is connected to one. But I can’t find anything online about him.
PhysicalTherapy.nyc – HomePhysicalTherapyNYC bought this domain. They use the domain name HPTNYC.com (and were smart enough to also register HPT.nyc).
Marijuana.nyc – According to The Domains, the auction for this domain name topped $60,000. The domain is registered to Bruce Pinker. As best I can tell, he’s a podiatrist. Hey, if marijuana becomes legal, we can expect podiatrists to add it to their bag of tricks for handling bunions.
Townhouse.nyc – Real estate is expensive in New York City. So it’s no big surprise to see this domain sell for five figures. Leslie J. Garfield real estate won the auction. Her firm has a blog called “The Townhouse Blog” hosted at thetownhouser.com. Her new .NYC domain doesn’t forward to it yet.
Selling.nyc – Another big real estate sale, this one to Manhattan Residences, Inc.
CarService.nyc – Oh man, car service is big business in New York. The domain is registered to the president of Luxor Limo Inc, a car service company in NY. They have a fairly big operation. CarService.nyc forwards to the company’s main website.
Bitcoin.nyc – People like Bitcoin (in part) for its anonymity, and you can say the same thing for the buyer of this domain. Listed as only the initials “KL” in whois, the listed address also appears to be missing a unit number. The email address in whois is for a site that doesn’t resolve. As for what you’d do with a geo-specific bitcoin domain? I don’t know.