Gothamist recently posted an article about the email addresses on (which are not affiliated with the recently launched .nyc domain names). Unlike many email addresses such as Gmail, these email addresses are not free and are, in fact, quite expensive. The email addresses come with a monthly rent ranging from $69 – $999 a month. According to the company’s CEO, “Pricing is driven by a variety of factors. Demand, of course, but it is also meant to ensure the service remains selective and that the name you want is available.”

You can read the complete Gothamist article, which includes a link to the business plan, here.