New York City has been given the all-clear to have its own domain name, which will see local residents and companies use .nyc.
Net address regulator Icann approved the city's petition for the creation of the domain name.
The 'Big Apple' is one of the first cities in the world to receive the green light for such a change. London has already passed Icann's initial evaluations.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said: "This puts New York City at the forefront of the digital landscape."
Applications can be made later this year to use the domain and, in order to register, people must have a New York City address.
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