How is a .music TLD different from other domains?
Unlike .COM or .ORG, a .music top level domain, is meant to be used with the global music community and industry. Verified .music domain name owners have exclusive access to a music services platform, allowing them to engage with artists, fans, and music industry professionals.
As long as you are promoting music-related content, or using it in connection with the Music Hub, you can utilize your .music domain like any other domain name.
Who can register a .music domain?
To buy .music domain, individuals who are musicians, bands, or music industry professionals can qualify with their legal name.
Organizations, on the other hand, can qualify with their established music brand or company name through registered trademarks and other government-issued documentation.
It is necessary to have a nexus with the global music community for eligibility.
What can you do with a .music domain name?
With a .music domain name, you can gain access to the industry's first music identification service - the Music Hub. This platform, launched by the .music registry and its partners, offers a secure and standardized way for brands, artists, music professionals, and companies with a verified .music ID to create unique profiles. These profiles can showcase images, content, and offerings.
Additionally, fans can log in to my.music, a dedicated dashboard, to follow their favorite artists and businesses. Similar to Apple's App Store, the Music Hub aims to become the go-to marketplace for the global music community, providing verified music services for consumers to access, purchase, and enjoy.
Do you need a .music domain name to get a .music ID?
Yes, it is necessary to have a .music domain name in order to obtain a .music ID. Your .music domain name serves as your public internet address within the music community.
The .music ID functions as a verified identity, comparable to a passport. This verified-ID ensures that the entity linked to a .music domain name is genuinely the entity it claims to be, establishing trust and security for users.
Verified identities play a vital role in facilitating new innovations, securing transactions, and enabling collaborative community initiatives within the Music Hub. (remove .music community for eligibility).
What services will be available in the Music Hub at launch?
The Music Hub will launch in 2024, with two powerful music services available to anyone with a .music ID:
- Search.music – the world’s first music-exclusive search engine
- a global music and targeted promotion automated listing service
Over time, the Music Hub will release additional services:
- .music ID/Music analytics
- Advanced Music Search Engine Controls
- Search Engine Branding
- Promotion & Discovery
- Industry Directory
- Fan Membership Services
- Private Messaging
- Collaboration and Networking
- Music Events Sponsorships
- Secure Payments
How do I transfer a .music domain?
Transferring your .music domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.
Every .music domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.
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FAQs for .music
.music domain names are available for 1-10 years.
.music is not expected to launch until 2024-04-10. Once launched, a registration time frame will be available.
.music Domain Names must:
- have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters;
- begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
- use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
- neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
- not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.music); and
- not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.music).
DNSSEC is available for .music domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .music domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
Trustee Service is not available for .music extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
No. At present the .music domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .music Top Level Domain is DotMusic Limited. You may visit them at https://nic.music/.
Domain Requirements for .music
.MUSIC is a secured and restricted namespace for the music community and industry. Registrants must have a nexus with the global music community as either a musician, band, music industry professional or as a trademark holder during the Sunrise phase. By registering a .MUSIC domain, you agree to follow the .MUSIC Registration Policy. Please visit https://www.registry.music/policies for the full policy.
Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.
To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.
By registering a .MUSIC domain, you attest that you have a legal nexus to the string you wish to register. The .MUSIC Registry with its verification partners will review the nexus qualifications regularly every year the domain name is registered. The basic nexus is an individual’s name or a registered usage trademark for a business. Unregistered group names or performance names require establishing an initial music record or history before registration of the associated domain name.
How do I renew a .music domain?
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