I have been following the series of Wednesday evening YouTube broadcasts by @Helmuts Meskonis on his 'HostMaria' channel. A lot of the discussion surrounds two letter 'LL' domains in cctld's, and of course already having Go.LA in my portfolio I was interested. Other 'interests' of mine are domain hacks and also Geo-domains, to go along with my interest in abbreviations, rarely though do these 3 'interests' meet, though occasionally they do - hence 'Go.LA'. Earlier this week I decided to do a search of available for hand registration short two letter domains in the cctld's and to my surprise there it was 'NY.st'. Yes it was classified as a 'premium domain' by the registry (meaning enhanced initial first year registration fees but then reverting to normal annual renewal fees). I had to of course register it there and then. So let me assume everyone accepts 'NY' as referring to 'New York' as a taken fact. What then could the 'st' stand for. Well I think most Americans would give one of two answers 'Street' or 'State' - and when associated with the letters 'NY' meaning 'New York' then they will associate the 'st' as 'State' and the whole domain being cognitively considered as being 'NewYork (dot) ST(ate)'. Now consider how much the domain names 'NewYork.com' and 'NY.com' are worth. After all New York is both the largest city in the US and the 4th largest State in the US by population. One interesting aside is that I looked up the abbreviations for 'st' and something I had not considered was the fact the 'ST' is the abbreviation for 'sexual therapist' and/or 'sexual therapy'. When doing a defined search for 'New York' and these two terms the number of results returned were 750,000 and 823,000 respectively. (There are other possibilities as well but thought this example was interesting.) So depending on how you think about it 'NY.ST' can be 'New York State', New York Sex Therapist' or 'New York Sex Therapy'. Of course some one is bound to be a clot and say that 'NY.st' stands for 'Naval Yard Sao Tome and Principe' - but some people cannot see even when their eyes are wide open. Anyway I am more than happy with adding this domain to my portfolio.