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.music Domain Registration

Composers, players, fans: All are invited to create their own .MUSIC domain name. This new top-level domain is just for you. It gives you the opportunity to tell all just what you like, and why. Make it happen.

 

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Description

Do you make music, play music, or compose music? Or are you simply a fan of music? Share your thoughts, your favorites, your beats, via a .MUSIC domain! Sure, you can listen to and post notes about what rocks your world just about anywhere online, but why not do so with your own .MUSIC? Put up what you want. Link to wherever. Tell the world what you like, and why you do! Dude, do it!

.music Domain Pre-order FAQs

?.music General FAQ
.music is the proposed new top-level domain for the global music industry and community. In this digital world, branding is key, especially in the music industry. The internet has helped musicians, artists, bands, industry professionals and companies market themselves more effectively and connect to their fans. .music will take this a step further providing an exclusive, global identity to the music community.

The applicant dotMusic primary focus is to help the music community by launching a dedicated .music top-level domain platform that enables .music registrants to connect with other .music registrants, including musicians, bands, industry professionals, music companies, brands as well as fans.

The objective of dotMusic .music domain is to offer artists, industry professionals and music companies a safe haven and trusted Internet zone that Internet users can identify as authenticated, verified, credible, organized and consistent. This ensures that monies will flow directly to the artists and the music community, not to pirates or illegitimate website owners. This added level of authenticity will also increase customer trust, awareness and loyalty towards the brand name the .music domain is associated with.

Artists will be able to create unique song .music web addresses to help them market new single releases more efficiently. Giving each song a dedicated address makes searching for songs on the web much faster and easier by simply entering it direct-to-browser: http://SongName.ArtistName.music

Why does the Music Community need .music domain name?
Today's best practice for selecting an optimized domain name is ensuring that the domain name is highly-relevant, short and memorable. The less characters to convey what you represent the more effective the branding and marketability.

Finding a desired domain name has become increasingly difficult for artists, industry professionals and cpr144449003101 music companies because nearly all single-word domain names and close misspellings are already registered.

Established artists and bands such as the Eagles, the Police, the Doors, Kiss, Queen, Muse, Prince, Tool, Pink, Muse, ABBA, The Carpenters, Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen, Genesis, Scorpions, Journey, Chicago, Glay, Nirvana, Oasis, REM, Roxette, even Justin Bieber do not have their exact names in .COM. Since most bands use generic keywords for their artist brand names, the availability of those domain names are limited and buying them from their current domain owners will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, even millions depending on the popularity of the generic keyword and its type-in traffic.

To add to the confusion, artists whose exact brand name match is not available in .COM, do not choose universally-consistent keywords to help fans remember what their official websites are. For example, the Justin Bieber official website is JustinBieberMusic.com, the official Queen site is QueenOnline.com, the official Eagles site is EaglesBand.com and the official Muse site is Muse.mu.

The .music Top-Level Domain will remove second-guessing and enable direct navigation to the artist's official website by simply typing in the artist's brand name and then followed by .music into the web browser. For example: JustinBieber.music, Queen.music, KISS.music and Muse.music. The .music domain will replace the ineffective and risky domain name structure that exists today in music. Under the .music trusted umbrella, the new paradigm of navigating music websites is consistent, fast, simple and authenticated.
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?Why are there new gTLD's? .music new gTLD domain names?
The internet has revolutionized the modern world, connecting more than 2.4 billion internet users for commercial, social, cultural, and educational purposes. Vying for domain name space in this virtual real estate market has become increasingly difficult at a cost-effective level for new businesses, entrepreneurs, and even individuals. To break out from the limited space provided by current gTLD extensions, ICANN has begun the process of releasing over cpr144449003101 1,000 new extensions. By adding to the internet’s list of extensions, ICANN intends not only to allow more domain names, but create a safer, more efficient internet that has instant significance of a website’s content in regards to its extension. The .music clearly shows what the website will contain, and therefore saves time and helps streamline the internet user’s experiences online. Get your .music domain today!
?When will .music be available ?
The first groups of top-level domains ("first round") are anticipated to be available in early 2014. Since January 12, 2012 until April 12, 2012, ICANN has been accepting cpr144449003101 applications for new gTLDS. Depending on the type of application and the level of opposition or controversy, it will take approximately 8-18 months for ICANN to evaluate the applications.
?Why should I pre-register new top-level domain .music now?
Pre-registering a .music domain will allow us to submit your domain for registration as soon as it becomes possible to do so. This is the best way to secure your chance of owning a new gTLD domain. By pre-registering you will not have cpr144449003101 to worry about missing any deadlines and because pre-registration is free, you have nothing to lose. Also submitting a pre-registration allows 101domain to update you on pricing, policies and deadlines. Unfortunately, 101domain cannot guarantee that we can successfully register a .music pre-registered domain.
?Does it cost anything to pre-register .music?
The .music pre-registration process is completely free. You will only be required to provide a valid email address and your other contact details. Only when the gTLD is open for registration and you wish to register the domain name will you be required to provide a credit card and payment.

We may send you an email regarding your .music pre-registration to confirm you request. If this cpr144449003101 email is not deliverable, your account will be closed and your pre-registration will be deleted.

?Am I obligated to register a .music domain I pre-registered?
No. .music Pre-registrations are non-binding and free. Once we receive information regarding the domain policy and we know the price, cpr144449003101 you will be asked to confirm your pre-registration, which would allow you to change your non-binding pre-registration into a binding pre-registration.
?Are there any limitations on .music pre-registrations?
101domain has set a limit of 500 .music pre-registrations per user. This limit is intended to allow equal opportunity to cpr144449003101 our customers and prevent domain name warehousing. Any .music pre-registrations that exceed this amount or create multiple accounts will be deleted.
?Is 101domain authorized to accept .music pre-registrations?
Yes, 101domain is authorized cpr144449003101 to accept .music pre-registrations.
?.music How much will the yearly registration fee be?
Pricing information for the new gTLDs .music is not yet available. Any cpr144449003101 users with pre-registrations will be notified by email once this information is available.
?What will the gTLD launch sequence be for .music

When the a gTLD .music is approved, ICANN will set forth rules and guidelines as well as a launch sequence which dictates who can register a new gTLD .music, when and under what conditions. The expected launch sequence will be:

  • Trademark Sunrise .music – is a special period that provides current brand and trademarks owners the opportunity to secure their trademarks under the new top level domain. The fee for registration during this period is usually higher as trademarks will need to be verified and cleared.
  • Landrush – a short registration period for entities and individuals who do not own a trademark in the name they wish to register. It is intended for highly sought-after generic .music domains and are usually priced significantly higher cpr144449003101 than registering during general availability. If more than one landrush application is received for the same .music domain, the .music domain will usually go to auction in which the applicants will have the chance to bid for the domain.
  • General Availability – This phase is open to the general public and is a first-come, first served launch. When a .music domain is registered, it is officially reserved and registered in real time.
  • Premium or Reserved Names – A registry can and will withhold .music domains names from open registrations that are considered premium domains, which are names that are highly desired or unique. These .music domains with this premium status will eventually be auctioned to the highest bidder.
?Can anyone register a .music domain name?

YesAre Individual .music registrations allowed?

YesCompany or legal entities registrations allowed for .music?

NoAre there requirements, documents, or information needed for .music?

YesAre some .music domain names restricted?

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.

NoDoes .music domain have a special use?

NoOther information I need to know about .music?

NoAre there any cpr144449003101 additional fees for .music?

NoDo I need a trademark/brand name to register .music?

YesWHOIS Privacy service available?

Yes.music Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees?

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