by Marie Rodriguez

The Constantine Roussos (pictured) based DotMusic Limited can be presented the rights to the.M music area call extension by means of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).

Other applicants for. Music protected the likes of Google and Amazon and main area registries, Donuts, Radix, and MMX.

DotMusic’s Founder and CEO tweeted on Friday that the company had emerged as the successful bidder “after greater than a decade”.

“Excited to announce that when greater than a decade, DotMusic has prevailed and could be the.MUSIC registry” stated Roussos.

According to DotMusic, the. Music domain extension may be the first to be released with track-tailor-made rules to protect creators’ rights.

The predicted launch for. Music is 2020.

“The .Music registry will paintings closely with the global song community and the. Music Governance Board to put together for the safe, accountable and prudent release of. Music”, stated the business enterprise in a declaration these days.



“This is a new digital generation for the global song network,” said Roussos.

“For the primary time in Internet records, track network participants may be capable of register their own specific, confirmed and trusted. Music area name.”

Frances Moore, Chief Executive of worldwide recording enterprise frame IFPI, said: “IFPI congratulates DotMusic on the fulfillment of its application to manage them.Music domain.

“As the net market around the world continues to adapt, so too do the challenges the track network faces in stopping the song from being made to be had illegally and ensuring lovers have to get entry to to licensed services.

“We welcome DotMusic’s commitments to guard. Music domain names towards illegal makes use of and we look ahead to working carefully with the DotMusic group in implementing the one’s commitments.”

Gadi Oron, Director General of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), delivered: “As the sector’s biggest worldwide network for creators, with member societies in over a hundred and twenty nations, CISAC welcomes them. Music domain and the opportunities it could create to develop a more potent and more accountable environment for a licensed tune.”

Benoît Machuel, the General Secretary of the International Federation of Musicians stated: “A vetted.MUSIC domain is absolutely in keeping with our Federation’s intention to shield and further the economic, social and artistic pastimes of musicians globally,”

Brad Buckles, Chief Content Protection Officer, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), stated: “We congratulate the DotMusic group on their a success utility.

“Since the beginning, our desire turned into that this technique could yield a.Music domain in which right and powerful safeguards would protect the rights of music creators globally and permit them to manipulate over their work.

“We look ahead to running with DotMusic on enforcing this imaginative and prescient to ensure that the new surroundings are a secure, colorful, and revolutionary region in which legitimate music advent, access, and distribution can thrive.”

Dr. Richard James Burgess, President, and CEO, American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) introduced: “A2IM’s task to cell growth, cognizance, and equality of opportunity for independent tune thru advocacy, training, and network, is aligned with. Music’s concepts.

“We welcome the release of the. Music area that addresses the worries and needs of the track community.”

Bart Herbison, Executive Director, NSAI stated: “Congratulations to DotMusic for being selected as the prevailing applicant for the. Music Internet domain registry.

“It is very important to have a site where music may be commenced with integrated safeguards, together with protections towards piracy, infringement, and cybersquatting.”

“Our enterprise has waited a long term for this to materialize and we sit up for running together to construct an unparalleled global track area.”

Pierre Mossiat, President, Independent Music Publishers International Forum (IMPF) brought: “IMPF is without a doubt pleased for all the team at DotMusic for having prevailed.

“We are thrilled that the.M music area call extension will have the funds for anyone – song publishers, composers, songwriters, and our institutions – the possibility to make sure that we are able to claim and shield our names in opposition to cybersquatters.

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