(moved from wrong topic - sorry about that!)
re: traffic - you've also been "Slashdotted"! congrats (until your server crashes, that is)
I enjoyed your story, especially the exchange between the lawyers. I'm familiar with both - having worked around computers and the internet since the early 80s, and around Lawyers periodically since the mid-90s.
Perhaps it is an especially "Jersey thing", but I also LOVE to hear stories of the 'little guy' taking on - in your case, literally "City Hall"!
From a internet geek, ( follow up fuel for your next interaction with bureaucracy) how about the city actually follows the rules established by the IETF/ICANN, and gets a name like :
Internet "best practices" are given by the RFC libraries. This matter is covered by RFC 1480. http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1480
Other NJ Municiplaities have already done it the 'correct' way (or closer to correct.. since not every municpality is a "city", the CI prefix is not always appropriate, and understandably - extra typing)
City of Woodbury, NJ: http://www.woodbury.nj.us/
Carteret, NJ (actually a Borough) http://www.ci.carteret.nj.us/
Sussex County: http://www.sussex.nj.us/
Hunterdon County: http://co.hunterdon.nj.us/
Bergen County: http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/
fyi - you are being linked to from articles on
-- the "Slashdot effect" from wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slashdot_effect
Congrats on putting your website on the map with all this traffic. From my handle, you should tell I also live in North Jersey. I joined just to participate in this conversation, but I will be back.