Archives of the Mayor's Press Office

Date: Friday, June 23, 2000

Release #246-00


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, a more user-friendly and easy to recall web address.

"The City's award winning web site now has a new domain name -," Mayor Giuliani said. "Just as the City's web site continues to make the site easier for people to access City information and services, now makes the site easier to find. 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, 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. 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 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, 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 is to connect the public to New York City government information and services through the Internet. Through 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.

Go to Press Releases | Giuliani Archives | Mayor's Office | Home Page
Contact Us | FAQs | Privacy Statement | Site Map