Date: December 16, 2011
Effective December 20, 2011, the New York State Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) will update its website to use the standard "ny.gov" domain naming convention. The change further enables users to readily recognize official New York State government entity websites. This announcement is being sent in advance to allow users time to prepare for this change.
The WCB website address will become www.wcb.ny.gov - all other aspects of the website and its page names will remain the same. Please update any links, bookmarks and shortcuts to this new address to become effective on December 20, 2011.
To maintain consistency, the WCB has also updated its employee e-mail addresses to match the NYS standard. Please also update your address book containing employee and department mailbox e-mail addresses to reflect the change to: firstname.lastname@example.org as a replacement for email@example.com.
In order to complete the transition to the new domain there will be a maintenance period. Web applications and the WCB's online services (i.e., eCase, POC, IC Inquiry, etc.) will be unavailable between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Monday evening, December 19, 2011. Please plan for this period of downtime accordingly.
To assist with this transition, the existing WCB website address will automatically redirect the user to the new website domain. E-mails sent to current WCB employees and department mailbox addresses will continue to be accepted for a limited period of time. Notification will be made through another subject number before the old domain name 'wcb.state.ny.us' is retired.
If you have any questions or concerns about the WCB domain name change, please contact the Board at (877) 632-4996.
Robert E. Beloten