.MUSIC Community Initiative by DotMusic

About .MUSIC™ (DotMusic)


The .MUSIC Initiative to launch a trusted community-based .MUSIC domain is spearheaded by DotMusic and the majority of global music community. The community bid for .MUSIC is comprised of “a strictly organized and delineated logical alliance of communities related to music.” It is supported by the largest music coalition ever assembled to support a music cause with members that represent over 95% of music globally, a majority.

DotMusic’s community-based initiative.s objective is to launch a safe, trusted and authenticated .MUSIC top-level domain governed by the global Music Community under a multi-stakeholder model of governance structure with enhanced safeguards to protect intellectual property.

For the first time under a music community-based top-level domain, every .MUSIC community member registrant will be able to provide public comments and feedback in the governance and policy-making of .MUSIC. This way, the community-based .MUSIC domain will be a safe haven for the creation,  dissemination and enjoyment of music online operating in the best interests of the global music community.

DotMusic is globally-recognized under the .MUSIC™ trade name. The .MUSIC Initiative, a global music community-based initiative to launch the community-based .MUSIC Top-Level Domain (TLD), was founded in 2005. DotMusic has applied to the governing body of the Internet’s domain namespace, ICANN (the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers), to operate the .MUSIC domain extension under a community-led effort.

DotMusic’s music-tailored Registration Policies are consistent with its articulated community-based purpose to launch an music (industry) community standard for official, trusted and authenticated domains for the global music community; has more music-focused enhanced safeguards than any other Applicant to protect intellectual property and create a fair trade music ecosystem and safe haven for legal music consumption and licensing; and a multi-stakeholder governance structure representing all constituents regardless of type, size or locale.

DotMusic’s .MUSIC community-based domain will serve the public interest and the global Music Community by providing a safe, authenticated and trusted unique online identifier and signal for secure and verified music websites globally.

The .MUSIC mission and purpose is:

  • Creating a trusted, safe online haven for music consumption
  • Establishing a safe home on the Internet for Music Community members regardless of locale or size
  • Protecting intellectual property and fighting piracy
  • Supporting musiciansʹ welfare, rights & fair compensation
  • Promoting music and the arts, cultural diversity and music education
  • Following a multi-stakeholder approach of fair representation of all types of global music constituents, including a rotating regional advisory board working in the best interests of the Music Community

.MUSIC domain registration proceeds will also be used by the non-profit DotMusic Foundation to fund music community initiatives to support DotMusic’s mission and purpose.