.MUSIC (DotMusic) - More than just a Great Sounding Web Address

.MUSIC (DotMusic) is the exclusive, global, community-based Top-Level Domain (TLD) name that gives music entities and the music community a unique identity online and a validated industry standard for official music websites. The specialized .MUSIC web address enhances a brand's visibility online. It ensures that .MUSIC websites are associated with a memorable, self-explanatory and trusted badge restricted to the music community: www.YourName.music

The .MUSIC Community Mission/Purpose is:

DotMusic will consult with the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) and ICANN's Government Advisory Committe (GAC) in regards to the Arts.Music and Culture Fund initiative to develop a process to distribute proceeds from its domain name registrations to government agencies and arts councils that support its mission, core values and objectives.

.MUSIC will benefit the registrants and Internet users by providing an immediately-identifiable exclusive domain for the Music Community to use as their online home. Registrants will have the opportunity to register their preferred domain under .MUSIC which might not be available today under .COM or other preferred TLDs.

By providing an exclusive, trusted, safe music-branded domain for the Music Community,  .MUSIC will enable the Community to project identification, accountability and transparency to Internet users under a unique, music-themed domain.

Trust will be achieved via protection policies and associated compliance functions to increase legal music consumption and ensure monies flow to rightful owners not pirates. Relevant, trusted content will enable search engines to rank .MUSIC domains higher in music-related searches than illegal sites.

Community buy-in is critical to establish these legal standards to facilitate safer, trusted and enhanced commerce on the web while fighting piracy and unlicensed sites. The music-themed domain is built with usage polices that will enable taking down infringing sites, protecting trademarks and help the exploitation of copyrights by providing a safe haven for legal music distribution, consumption and licensing. The goal is to create a secure Industry standard domain matching Community needs with enhanced safeguards not available in current TLDs. Standards save money and drive productivity. The music-themed TLD will be launched in an intuitive, simple manner to leverage the interoperability, effectiveness and efficiency of the open web and the DNS. By using the same standards communicating data becomes easier and cheaper ensuring more revenue is distributed across the whole digital music supply chain to the rightful entities not rogue sites.


What are examples of .MUSIC web addresses?

Artist: MichaelJackson.music, Madonna.music, Eminem.music
Band: U2.music, Radiohead.music, MGMT.music, Beatles.music
Indie Band: ShaynaZaid.music, TheXX.music, ArcadeFire.music
Musician: JimmyPage.music, LarsUlrich.music, Flea.music, Slash.music
Composer: DianeWarren.music, DesmondChild.music, BobDylan.music
Manager: PaulMcGuinness.music, IrvingAzoff.music, DocMcGhee.music
Producer: QuincyJones.music, DrDre.music, BrendanOBrien.music
Engineer: AndyWallace.music, GeoffEmerick.music, EddieKramer.music
Promoter: BillGraham.music, PhilipAnschutz.music, ChuckMorris.music
Industry Pro: JimmyIovine.music, TedCohen.music, BobLefsetz.music
Company: Universal.music, Myspace.music, Ticketmaster.music
Org./Association: ASCAP.music, RIAA.music, Grammy.music
Conference/Festival: Coachella.music, Midem.music, SXSW.music
Venue: RadioCityHall.music, KeyClub.music, HollywoodBowl.music
Radio: KROQ.music, Pandora.music, BBC.music, Sirius.music, XM.music
Studio: AbbeyRoad.music, RecordPlant.music, CapitolStudios.music
Song: BohemianRhapsody.Queen.music, PokerFace.LadyGaga.music
Album: Nevermind.Nirvana.music, BackInBlack.ACDC.music
Genre: Rock.music, HipHop.music, Country.music, Pop.music
Geographic: Japan.music, Texas.music, London.music, Africa.music
Cultural: Greek.music, French.music, Arabic.music, Bollywood.music
Education: Juilliard.music, MENC.music, Berklee.music, MI.music
Mood: Love.music, Sad.music, Aggressive.music, Happy.music
Instrument: Guitar.music, Drum.music, Piano.music, Bass.music
Keyword: Download.music, Buy.music, License.music, Lyrics.music


Events & Conferences: Global Outreach Communication Campaign*

The .MUSIC domain paves the way for the next-generation of the Internet and the future of music, by building a home to everything related to music. Since 2005, .MUSIC has embarked upon a global communication outreach campaign to launch the .MUSIC Top-Level Domain name and its Initiative:

ICANN (Cairo, Egypt): 2-7 November, 2008
Midem (Cannes, France): 18-21 January, 2009
ICANN (Mexico City, Mexico): 1-6 March, 2009
SXSW (Austin, USA): 18-22 March, 2009
Leadership Music Digital Summit (Nashville, USA): 23-25 March, 2009
Musexpo (Hollywood/Los Angeles, USA): 26-29 April, 2009
Harvard Business School (Cambridge/Boston, USA): May 2009
ICANN (Sydney, Australia): 21-26 June, 2009
Digital Music Forum West (Hollywood/Los Angeles, USA): 7-8 October, 2009
Digital Hollywood (Santa Monica, USA): 19-22 October, 2009
ICANN (Seoul, South Korea): 25-30 October, 2009 [SPONSOR]
San Francisco Music Tech (San Francisco, USA): 7 December, 2009 [SPONSOR]
Mashable (New York, USA): 17 December, 2009
CES (Las Vegas, USA): 7-10 January, 2010
ICANN Studienkreis (Barcelona, Spain): 21-22 January, 2010
Midem (Cannes, France), 23-27 January, 2010
Social Media Week (New York, USA), 1-5 February, 2010 [SPONSOR]
Harvard Business School (Cambridge/Boston, USA), February, 2010
ICANN (Nairobi, Kenya), 7-12 March, 2010
SXSW (Austin, USA): 17-21 March, 2010
ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo (Los Angeles, USA): 22-24 April, 2010
Musexpo (Hollywood/Los Angeles, USA): 25-28 April, 2010
Digital Hollywood (Los Angeles, USA): 3-6 May, 2010
San Francisco Music Tech (San Francisco, USA): 17 May, 2010 [SPONSOR]
Soundctrl Internet Week (New York, USA): 10 June, 2010 [SPONSOR]
ICANN (Brussels, Belgium): 20-25, June, 2010 [SPONSOR]
New Music Seminar (New York, USA)
: 19-21, July, 2010
North Music Park Thing (San Diego, USA): 13-14, August, 2010 [SPONSOR]
Bandwidth Conference (San Francisco, USA): 19-20, August, 2010 [SPONSOR]
Berlin Music Week (Berlin, Germany): 6-12, September, 2010
All2getherNow Music & Culture (Berlin, Germany): 6-10, Sept, 2010 [SPONSOR]
Popkomm (Berlin, Germany): 8-10, September, 2010 [SPONSOR]

Tag Strategic & Midem Event (West Hollywood, USA): 22, September, 2010
Social Media Week (Los Angeles, USA): Sep 23, 2010
Future of Music Policy Summit (Washington DC, USA): 3-5, Oct, 2010 [SPONSOR]
Digital Music Forum West (Los Angeles, USA): 6-7, October, 2010
CMJ Music Marathon (New York, USA): 19-23, October, 2010 [SPONSOR]
Billboard (Los Angeles, USA): 27-28, October, 2010 [SPONSOR]
New Noise Music Conference & Festival (Santa Barbara, USA): 4-6 November, 2010
The Underground, Presented By Microsoft (Los Angeles, USA): 9 November, 2010
Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium (Minneapolis, USA): 12, November, 2010
Miami Music Festival (Miami, USA): 12-14, November, 2010 [SPONSOR]
San Francisco Music Tech (San Francisco, USA): 6, December, 2010
ICANN Meeting (Cartagena, Colombia): 5-10, December, 2010 [SPONSOR]
CES (Las Vegas, USA): 6-9, January, 2011
Midem (Cannes, France): 22-26, January, 2011
.nxt Conference (San Francisco, USA): 9-10, February, 2011
New Music Seminar (Los Angeles, USA): 14-16, February, 2011 [SPONSOR]
Digital Music Forum East (New York, USA): 24, February, 2011
Experience Music Project, UCLA (Los Angeles, USA): 25-27, February, 2011
USC Lloyd Greif Entrepreneur Day (Los Angeles, USA): 5, March, 2011
Canadian Music Week (Toronto, Canada): 9-13, March, 2011
ICANN Meeting 40 (San Francisco, USA): 13-18, March, 2011
SXSW (Austin, USA): 11-20, March, 2011 [SPONSOR]
Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Assoc (L.A, USA): 1-2, April 2011
Summit Series: Summit at Sea (Miami, USA): 8-11, April, 2011
Rethink Music (Boston, USA): 25-27, April, 2011
ASCAP Expo (Los Angeles, USA): 28-30, April, 2011
Musexpo (Los Angeles, USA): 1-4, May, 2011
Digital Hollywood (Santa Monica, USA): 2-5, May, 2011
NARM (Los Angeles, USA): 9-12, May, 2011
SoundCtrl FlashFWD / Internet Week (NYC, USA): 8, June, 2011 [SPONSOR]
ICANN Meeting 41 (Singapore): 19-24, June, 2011
Dot Nxt (San Francisco, USA): 24-26, August, 2011
Popkomm (Berlin, Germany): 7-9, September, 2011
New Domains Conference on new TLDs (Munich, Germany): 26-7, September, 2011
CMJ Music Marathon (New York, USA): 18-22, October, 2011
ICANN Meeting 42 (Dakar, Senegal/Africa): 23-28, October, 2011
Midem (Cannes, France): 28-31, January, 2012
SF Music Tech (San Francisco, USA): 13, February, 2012
A2IM Licensing Day (New York, USA): 15, February, 2012
SoundCtrl Music Hub, Social Media Week (New York, USA): 16, February, 2012
SXSW (Austin, TX, USA): 9-18, March, 2012
ICANN Meeting 43 (San Jose, Costa Rica): 11-16, March, 2012
Canadian Music Week (Toronto, CA), March 21-25, 2012
NARM (Los Angeles, USA): May 7-10, 2012
New Music Seminar (New York, USA): June 17-19, 2012
ICANN Meeting 44 (Prague, Czech Republic): 24-29, June, 2012
SF Music Tech (San Francisco, USA): October 9, 2012
ICANN Meeting 45 (Toronto, Canada): 14-19 October, 2012
CMJ (New York, USA): 15-19 October, 2012
Billboard Futuresound (San Francisco, USA): November 15-16, 2012
Midem (Cannes, France): 26-28 January, 2013
SF Music Tech (San Francisco, USA): February 28, 2013
SXSW (Austin, USA):
Canadian Music Week (Toronto, Canada)
ICANN Meeting (Beijing, China: April 7-11, 2013)
NARM (Los Angeles, USA): May 6-9, 2013
Music Matters Asia (Singapore): May 21-25, 2013
SF Music Tech (San Francisco), May 28, 2013
World Creators Summit (Washington DC, USA), June 4-5, 2013
New Music Seminar (New York, USA): June 9-11, 2013
ICANN Meeting (Durban, South Africa): 14-18 July, 2013
ICANN Meeting (Buenos Aires, Argentina): 17-21 November, 2014
World Summit on Arts & Culture (Santiago, Chile): Jan 13-16, 2014
Midem (Cannes, France): Jan 25-28, 2014
ICANN Meeting (Singapore): 23-27 March, 2014
ICANN Meeting (London, UK): 22-26 June, 2014

* More conference/event schedules to be announced.

 

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