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04/17/2024
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One Million Free Domains Available To Global Music Industry

Music identity provider for the .MUSIC top-level domain name id.MUSIC is offering one million free .MUSIC domains to the global music community and industry until May 24, 2024. After more than a decade-long battle to secure the exclusive rights to .MUSIC and policy development, the launch of .MUSIC is now a reality. Reportedly, for the first time, the music industry led initiative will authenticate the digital identity of the music community on a global scale, providing a level of identity verification previously unseen in the music business to create a safe harbor of verified artists, creators, industry professionals, organizations, and businesses under .MUSIC.

The rollout of .MUSIC is starting with popular music artists and entities registering their .MUSIC domain names. These include Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Whitney Houston, Universal, Sony, Warner, Spotify, Soundcloud, Deezer, Tencent, Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Apple, Google, YouTube, Meta, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Amazon, Twitch, Reddit, Coachella, iHeart, CBS, NBC, MGM, Shopify, Hilton, Uber, BMW, Rolex, Prada, and Andreesen Horowitz.

The .MUSIC Registry’s objective is to ensure intellectual property is secure and to give the global music industry a risk-free opportunity to protect their intellectual property and claim their names at no cost. On June 25, 2024, the .MUSIC domain will launch globally on a first-come, first serve basis at retail prices set by ICANN-accredited domain registrars and resellers.

Music organizations can sign up now to offer free .MUSIC domains to their entire membership or customer base including labels, publishers, songwriters, artists, musicians, bands, band members, industry professionals, and staff members prior to the May 24 deadline. A one-time $1.99 third-party identity verification fee may apply for unverifiable members to prevent impersonators, fraudsters, squatters, and bots from registering others’ names. For greater gleanings, visit the id.MUSIC website.