Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications

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Type: Government Agency
Industry: ICT
Founded: 1994
Founder(s): New York City Gov't
Headquarters: New York City
Country: USA
Employees: 1,200 staffs
Facebook: NYC DoITT
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@NYCDoITT
Key People
Rahul N. Merchant, Commissioner

The Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) is one of the agencies of the New York City Government responsible for providing Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and telecommunications services to businesses, employees, residents and visitors of the city. The agency also creates policy and strategies for emerging technologies to make its services more effective and user-friendly. DoITT has a $375 million operation's budget and employs more than 1,200 individuals.[1]

Application for .NYC

The New York City government, through the DoITT, applied for the .nyc geographical TLD in ICANN's new gTLD expansion program. The agency started its initiative in 2009 by issuing an RFP to interested parties to become its partner in managing the operations of the .nyc registry and a RFI to seek the advice and opinions regarding the plan and how to use and administer .nyc from internet stakeholders in the city.[2]

Neustar was selected by the DoITT to become its partner in operating the .nyc TLD. Neustar agreed to help develop the application and pay the $185,000 application fee, post application fees and the $25,000 annual fee once the TLD is approved by ICANN. The city of New York will get 40% of the total revenue generated from selling .nyc domain names.[3]