Have you ever looked up Drake, tried to go to drake.com, and realized that it has nothing to do with the artist? You’ll have to go to drakeofficial.com to find his information, as even the world’s most prominent artists don’t always own their “.com” site. DotMusic Limited is a global music community that has prevailed in finding a solution to this problem. ICANN recently awarded the company with the rights to the .MUSIC top-level domain name extension.
“This is a new digital era for the global music community,” said DotMusic founder and CEO Constantine Roussos. “For the first time in Internet history, music community members will be able to register their own exclusive, verified, and trusted .MUSIC domain name.”
The name extension is aiming to provide music publishers, composers, and songwriters an opportunity to claim and protect their names against cybersquatters.
I wanted to learn more about the inspirational story behind .MUSIC that involved beating global companies such as Google and Amazon along with leading domain registries, Donuts, Radix, and MMX. Constantine Roussos joins me on my daily tech podcast to share his story.
Constantine Roussos is a Greek-Cypriot entrepreneur, musician, songwriter, engineer, and producer. Constantine has engineered and produced albums by artists and bands that include A Family of Snail, Katie Quinlan, Some Change from US, A Pigeon’s Rhythm and many others.
Constantine publicly spearheaded the .MUSIC global music community-led initiative in 2008 to provide the global music community with a verified, trusted and secure. MUSIC domain name extension to create a safe haven for legal music consumption, connection, and engagement. Today, the .MUSIC Initiative is supported by music organizations with members who represent over 95% of global music consumed.