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!
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.
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.
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:
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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