Sunny Mindel/ Edward Skyler (212) 788-2958
Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, together with Public Advocate Mark Green, announced today that the City's official World Wide Web address has been changed to NYC.gov, a more user-friendly and easy to recall web address.
"The City's award winning web site now has a new domain name - NYC.gov," Mayor Giuliani said. "Just as the City's web site continues to make the site easier for people to access City information and services, NYC.gov now makes the site easier to find. NYC.gov is there to provide easy access to City information and services. Whether you are a resident or a business in need of government services, or a tourist planning a visit to our great City, NYC.gov is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week - fitting for a City that never sleeps."
Public Advocate Mark Green said, "For New York to become the 'Internet
City' this decade, we have to make the web convenient for New Yorkers, for businesses
and for visitors. NYC.gov meets that challenge. This is only the first
step toward making the Internet's ease, speed and focus on consumer service
a permanent feature of City government."
The City has owned and registered NYC.gov since 1993, but the domain name has only been used by the Public Advocate's Office. This domain name will now be available for all official New York City government web sites. Through the joint efforts of the Public Advocate's Office, the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, and the City's E-Government Office, NYC.gov will provide easy access through the Internet to Citywide elected officials, including the Mayor, the Public Advocate, the Comptroller, and the City Council.
The mission of NYC.gov is to connect the public to New York City government information and services through the Internet. Through NYC.gov the public can submit on-line complaints, complete transactions, pay parking tickets, locate and sign up for City recreational activities, check the results of the latest health inspections of a favorite restaurant, apply for a certified copy of a birth certificate, get weekly traffic advisories, check the alternate side parking calendar and regulations, apply for a City job, and send a message to the Mayor, a Commissioner, or other City officials.
On the site there is information on a wide range of topics such as: residential trash and recycling collection days for a specific New York City address, how to start and grow a business in New York City, and what New York City attractions and events are available this week. This dynamic, service-oriented site includes a growing list of interactive features, and is updated each weekday.