BRS Media’s dotFM Officially Launches Emoji Domains

BRS Media’s dotFM Officially Launches Emoji Domains

The .FM TLD now offers emoji-based domain names

San Francisco, CA. April 16, 2018 –  BRS Media, a diverse and growing media e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive media companies build and brand on the power of the Internet, today announced that dotFM, the .FM Top-Level Domain Registry, has officially launched Emoji based Domain Names. Emoji domain is a domain name with an expressive digital image or icon in it for example, http://www.📻.fm

“As part of our 20th Anniversary, we are thrilled ‘😀’ to officially launch emoji domains under the .FM Top-Level Domain,” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media, Inc. “Emoji Branding is the next frontier in Creative Digital Marketing and we look forward to the originality and inspiring usage of emoji domains by dotFM clients. Today emojis are incorporated in all aspects of consumers’ online conversations; mobile devices, social media, texting, messaging, and now web domains! dotFM is excited to be one of only a few prime TLDs to support emoji-based domain names.”

dotFM pioneered the ‘Industry Specific’ domain space over 20 years ago and the .FM Top-Level Domain continues to be on the forefront of innovative technology, with the launch of Emoji based Domain Names. Emoji Domain Names are now available based on Unicode Consortium Emoji Version 5.0 standards using single code point; and allowing a mix of letters and emoji characters under the top-level .FM, as well as the dotRadio extensions, .RADIO.fm and .RADIO.am

Some of the world’s most innovative .FM brands include; Overcast.fm, Southwest.fm, CarrieUnderwood.fm, DI.fm, Anchor.fm, Last.fm, Skyrock.fm, Earbud.fm, Rainmaker.fm, Jazz.fm, Panoply.fm, Coca-Cola.fm, Summertime.fm, among thousands more.

The .FM Top-Level Domain as Emoji’s are available directly from dotFM (https://dot.fm), as well as through Retail Registrars (https://get.fm/registrars) like: Go Daddy, HexoNet, Porkbun, iDotz.Net, https://i❤.ws and many more. Information about .FM Domains, Domain Spotlights, Premium Domains and Emoji Domains are available at http://www.📻.fm or https://Get.fm/Emoji

About BRS Media, Inc:

Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (http://brsmedia.wpengine.com) was established in 1995, and is celebrating over 20 years Online, featured as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by the SF Business Times and Inc. Magazine for five consecutive years. Its portfolio of leading online properties includes: dotFM® & dotAM®, spotlighting Domain Innovation and Brand Registry Services for media based .FM and .AM domains; dotRadio™ extensions .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Radio’s only truly Open & Innovative Domain Extensions and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, Premium Web-based Email Services. dotRadio is a trademark; and dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

Junaid Siddiqui

BRS Media, Inc.

Email: jsiddiqui@brsmedia.fm

BRS Media’s dotFM Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

BRS Media’s dotFM Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

The .FM TLD has changed the way the Industry dots the Internet

San Francisco, CA. April 6, 2018 –  BRS Media, a diverse and growing media e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive media companies build and brand on the power of the Internet, today announced that dotFM, the .FM Top-Level Domain Registry, has achieved a major milestone by celebrating 20 years in the domain naming business. It was on this date in 1998 that dotFM launched the .FM TLD at the Broadcasters Annual Convention in Las Vegas. The original press release is located here: https://dot.fm/1998

“We are honored and thrilled to be celebrating 20 years as a pioneer in the domain industry,” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “We launched dotFM at the Internet Technologies and Applications Conference @ NAB 98, alongside media based Internet startups like Mark Cuban’s AudioNet and Rob Glaser’s RealAudio. The .FM TLD was the first ‘Industry Specific’ domain extension and over the past 20 years, the .FM Brand Registry Service has evolved to meet the growing demand and creativity of our clientele. Today, the comprehensive portfolio of registrants not only includes broadcasters, Internet radio and the music community, but also interactive companies, premier social media ventures and podcast entrepreneurs worldwide. The .FM Top-Level Domain continues to be on the forefront of innovative technology, with the upcoming launch of Emoji based Domain Names.”

dotFM pioneered the ‘multimedia’ domain space since launching the .FM Top Level Domains in 1998.  Some of the world’s most innovative .FM brands include: Overcast.fm, Southwest.fm, CarrieUnderwood.fm, DI.fm, Anchor.fm, Last.fm, Earbud.fm, Rainmaker.fm, Jazz.fm, Panoply.fm, Coca-Cola.fm, Summertime.fm, among thousands more.

The .FM Top-Level Domain is available directly from dotFM (https://dot.fm), as well as through most ICANN Accredited Registrars (https://get.fm/registrars) like: Go Daddy, Hover, Name.com, Dynadot, Network Solutions, Gandi.net, United Domains, and many more. Information about .FM Domains, Domain Spotlights, Premium Domains and Emoji Domains are available at https://Get.fm

About BRS Media Inc:

Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (https://brsmedia.fm) was established in 1995, and is celebrating over 20 years Online, featured as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by the SF Business Times and Inc. Magazine for five consecutive years. Its portfolio of leading online properties includes: dotFM® & dotAM®, spotlighting Domain Innovation and Brand Registry Services for media based .FM and .AM domains; dotRadio™ extensions .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Radio’s only truly Open & Innovative Domain Extensions and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, Premium Web-based Email Services. dotRadio is a trademark; and dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

BRS Media’s dotFM to Launch Emoji Domain Names

BRS Media’s dotFM to Launch Emoji Domain Names

The .FM TLD will offer emoji based domains.

San Francisco, CA. January 24, 2018 –  BRS Media, a diverse and growing media e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive media companies build and brand on the power of the Internet, today announced that dotFM, the .FM Top-Level Domain Registry, will launch Emoji based Domain Names. Emoji domain is a domain name with an expressive digital image or icon in it, for example, http://📻.fm

“We are extremely ‘😀‘ to announce the launch of emoji domains under the .fm Top-Level Domain,” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “Today emojis are incorporated in all aspects of consumers online conversations; social media, texting and messaging, why not web domains? Emoji domains date back to 1995, but recent demand has sparked an explosion in popularity. dotFM is excited to be one of only a few prime TLDs to support emoji-based domain names.”

Emoji Domain Names will be available based on Unicode Consortium Emoji Version 5.0 standards using single code point; and allowing a mix of letters and emoji characters under the top-level .FM, as well as the dotRadio extensions, .RADIO.fm and .RADIO.am at a launch date to be announced soon. Emojis are supported by most major search engines, all modern web browsers and all operating systems; iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and Linux.

BRS Media has pioneered the ‘multimedia’ domain space since launching the .FM & .AM Top Level Domains in 1998. Since that time, the .FM Brand Registry Service has evolved to meet the growing demand and creativity of the clientele. Today, the comprehensive portfolio of registrants not only includes broadcasters, Internet radio and the music community, but also interactive companies, premier social media ventures and podcast entrepreneurs worldwide. Some of the world’s most innovative .FM brands include; Overcast.fm, CarrieUnderwood.fm, Earbud.fm, Rainmaker.fm, Southwest.fm, Jazz.fm, Coca-Cola.fm, Summertime.fm, among thousands more.

The .FM Top-Level Domain is available directly from dotFM (https://dot.fm), as well as through most ICANN Accredited Registrars (https://get.fm/registrars) like: Go Daddy, Hover, Name.com, Dynadot, Network Solutions, Gandi.net, United Domains, and many more. Information about .FM Domains, Domain Spotlights, Premium Domains and Emoji Domains are available at http://www.📻.fm or https://Get.fm/Emoji

 

 

About BRS Media Inc:

Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (http://brsmedia.fm) was established in 1995, and is celebrating over 20 years Online, featured as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by the SF Business Times and Inc. Magazine for five consecutive years. Its portfolio of leading online properties includes: dotFM® & dotAM®, spotlighting Domain Innovation and Brand Registry Services for media based .FM and .AM domains; dotRadio™ extensions .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Radio’s only truly Open & Innovative Domain Extensions and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, Premium Web-based Email Services. dotRadio is a trademark; and dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

BRS Media’s dotFM is the most followed TLD on the world’s largest social network

BRS Media’s dotFM is the most followed TLD on the world’s largest social network

The .FM TLD is the most followed Top-Level Domain brand on Facebook with over 350,000 followers

San Francisco, CA. September 5, 2017 –  BRS Media, a diverse and growing media e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive media companies build and brand on the power of the Internet, today announced that dotFM, the .FM Top-Level Domain Registry, is now the most liked and followed Top-Level Domain on Facebook and is the fastest growing TLD Brand on the biggest social network site worldwide.

dotFM has scored a viral hit on social media with its Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/getdotfm), featuring videos, media, customer service interface and interactive posts that focus on highly successful clients using the .FM top-level domain. The TLD Registry Social Media engagement details are listed at: https://get.fm/followed

“dotFM has become the premier media-based top-level domain that is open, innovative and universally accepted,” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “Our .FM clientele engage Millennials & GenZ with a unique and hip domain extension that connects with both generations thereby converting the valuable hard-to-reach demographic group into true believers of the brand. Today, our comprehensive portfolio of registrants not only includes broadcasters, Internet radio and the music community, but also interactive companies, premier social media ventures and podcast entrepreneurs worldwide.”

BRS Media has pioneered the ‘media’ domain space since launching the .FM & .AM Top Level Domains in 1998. Since that time, the .FM Brand Registry Service has evolved to meet the growing demand and creativity of the clientele. Some of the world’s most innovative .FM brands include: Coca-Cola.fm, Southwest.fm, CarrieUnderwood.fm, Earbud.fm, Diffuser.fm, Castbox.fm, Panoply.fm, Jazz.fm and Summertime.fm among thousands more.

The .FM Top-Level Domain is available directly from dotFM (https://dot.fm), as well as through most ICANN Accredited Registrars (https://get.fm/registrars) like: Go Daddy, Hover, Name.com, Dynadot, Network Solutions, Gandi.net, United Domains, and many more. Information about .FM Domains, Domain Spotlights, Premium Domains and more is available at http://Get.fm

About BRS Media Inc:

Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (http://brsmedia.wpengine.com) was established in 1995, and is celebrating over 20 years Online, featured as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by the SF Business Times and Inc. Magazine for five consecutive years. Its portfolio of leading online properties includes: dotFM® & dotAM®, spotlighting Domain Innovation and Brand Registry Services for media based .FM and .AM domains; .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Radio’s only truly Open & Innovative Domain Extensions and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, Premium Web-based Email Services; dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

 

Junaid Siddiqui

BRS Media Inc.

Email: jsiddiqui@brsmedia.fm

BRS Media’s dotFM Releases Ranking of Top .FM Sites and Brands, .FM Top 100 Hits of 2016

BRS Media’s dotFM Releases Ranking of Top .FM Sites and Brands, .FM Top 100 Hits of 2016

The .FM TLD year-end ranking of the top sites, sounds and brands building success On Air & Online!

San Francisco, CA. January 24, 2017 –  BRS Media, a diverse and growing media e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive media companies build and brand on the power of the Internet, today announced that dotFM, the .FM Top-Level Domain Registry, has released the year-end ranking of the top sites, sounds and brands building success On Air & Online, the Top 100 Hits of 2016, the year’s top .FM sites and brands.

For the 5th year in a row, dotFM’s year end top 100 ranking, “Top 100 Hits of 2016” lists the top sites and brands from the past year under the .FM Top-level Domain. The Top 100 Hits represent some of the most innovative brands in streaming media, social entertainment and podcasters worldwide. The .FM Top 100 Hits of 2016 chart is available at: https://get.fm/2016top100

We are pleased to see continued growth in diversity within the .FM namespace, from markets like China and Russia to the U.S and Europe; the originality of dotFM clients is both impressive and exciting,” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “This past year the hottest segment of the market has been podcasting. The growth in podcasters and listeners have resulted in the biggest segment growth we have seen in the past 5 years. From live streaming to podcasting, the .FM TLD’s innovative, cutting edge Brand Registry Services have evolved to meet the growing demand and creativity of our clientele. Today, our comprehensive portfolio of registrants not only includes broadcasters, Internet radio and the music community, but also interactive companies, premier social media ventures and podcast entrepreneurs worldwide.”

BRS Media has pioneered the ‘multimedia’ domain space since launching the .FM & .AM Top Level Domains in 1998. Since that time, the .FM Brand Registry Service has evolved to meet the growing demand and creativity of the clientele. Today, the comprehensive portfolio of registrants not only includes broadcasters, Internet radio and the music community, but also interactive companies, premier social media ventures and podcast entrepreneurs worldwide. Some of the world’s most innovative .FM brands include; Overcast.fm, CarrieUnderwood.fm, Earbud.fm, Rainmaker.fm, Diffuser.fm, Castbox.fm, Panoply.fm, Qingting.fm, Podbay.fm, Rainmaker.fm, Jazz.fm, Coca-Cola.fm, Summertime.fm among thousands more.

The .FM Top-Level Domain is available directly from dotFM (https://dot.fm), as well as, through most ICANN Accredited Registrars (http://get.fm/registrars) like: Go Daddy, Hover, Name.com, Dynadot, Network Solutions, Gandi.net, United Domains, and many more. Information about .FM Domains, Domain Spotlights, Premium Domains and more is available at http://Get.fm

 

About BRS Media Inc:

Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (http://brsmedia.wpengine.com) was established in 1995, and is celebrating over 20 years Online, featured as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by the SF Business Times and Inc. Magazine for five consecutive years. Its portfolio of leading online properties includes: dotFM® & dotAM®, spotlighting Domain Innovation and Brand Registry Services for media based .FM and .AM domains; .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Internet Radio’s only truly Open & Innovative Domain Extensions and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, Premium Web-based Email Services; dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

 

Junaid Siddiqui

BRS Media Inc.

Email: jsiddiqui@brsmedia.fm

BRS Media’s dotFM Announces .FM Launched on CentralNic Top-Level Domain Registry Platform.

BRS Media’s dotFM Announces .FM Launched on CentralNic Top-Level Domain Registry Platform.

The .FM is now available on CentralNic’s state of the art, proprietary technical backend registry service.

 

San Francisco, CA. August 3, 2016 –  BRS Media, a diverse and growing media e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive media companies build and brand on the power of the Internet, today announced that dotFM, the .FM Top-Level Domain Registry, has been successfully deployed on the CentralNic Registry Platform.  

CentralNic is the exclusive wholesaler for over 30 new Top-Level Domain extensions, including .xyz, .site, .online, .website, .space, and .tech, which are ranked among the top twenty five most subscribed new Top-Level Domain extensions. One in three of all domains registered under new TLDs globally uses the CentralNic platform, ranking CentralNic as the leading global supplier with approximately 8 million of these domains under management.

“We are thrilled to be working with CentralNic, with a global network of 1,500 registrars and 100,000 resellers, this migration will significantly increase the retail footprint of the .FM, .RADIO.fm & .RADIO.am into growing and emerging markets,” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “In addition, the CentralNic Registry will add full support for Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) and Premium Domains. dotFM has always provided the marketplace with a professional, reliable, secure and stable ‘Industry Specific’ domain extension and this move will continue that world-class administration.”

CentralNic CEO Ben Crawford said, “.FM and its affiliated domain extensions are good examples of how to succeed as ‘dotIndustry’ domains, with their longstanding adoption by companies who have redefined their industry, such as Last.fm.  We are excited to add this group of high quality TLDs and SLDs to the CentralNic backend platform.”

BRS Media has pioneered the ‘multimedia’ domain space since launching the .FM & .AM Top Level Domains in 1998. Since that time, the .FM Brand Registry Service has evolved to meet the growing demand and creativity of our clientele. Today, our comprehensive portfolio of registrants not only includes broadcasters, Internet radio and the music community, but also interactive companies, premier social media ventures and podcast entrepreneurs worldwide. Some of the world’s most innovative .FM brands include; Overcast.fm, CarrieUnderwood.fm, Earbud.fm, Rainmaker.fm, Douban.fm, Jazz.fm, Dubtrack.fm, Coca-Cola.fm, Summertime.fm, among thousands more.

CentralNic launched the .FM TLD; .RADIO.fm & .RADIO.am SLDs on August 1st and will launch .AM through its new EPP Gateway Service on August 30, 2016.

The .FM Top-Level Domain is available directly from dotFM (https://dot.fm), as well as, through most ICANN Accredited Registrars (https://get.fm/registrars) like: Go Daddy, Hover, Name.com, Dynadot, Network Solutions, Gandi.net, United Domains, and many more. Information about .FM Domains, Domain Spotlights, Premium Domains and more is available at https://Get.fm

About CentralNic Group plc:

CentralNic (LSE: CNIC) is a London-based AIM-listed company which earns revenues from the worldwide sales of internet domain names over its proprietary technology platform. It operates a global wholesale network, supplying domain names to over 1,500 vendors in 77 countries. CentralNic is the exclusive wholesaler for over 30 new Top-Level Domain extensions (the new alternatives to .com and .net), including .xyz, .site, .online, .website, .space, and .tech, which are ranked among the top twenty five most subscribed new Top-Level Domain extensions. CentralNic is celebrating 20 years as one of the world’s pioneering registry service providers.

About BRS Media Inc:

Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (http://brsmedia.wpengine.com) was established in 1995, and is celebrating over 20 years Online, featured as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by the SF Business Times and Inc. Magazine for five consecutive years. Its portfolio of leading online properties includes: dotFM® & dotAM®, spotlighting Domain Innovation and Brand Registry Services for media based .FM and .AM domains; .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Internet Radio’s only truly Open & Innovative Domain Extentions and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, free and premium Web-based Email Services; dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

 

Junaid Siddiqui

BRS Media Inc.

Email: jsiddiqui@brsmedia.fm

BRS Media’s dotFM Commemorates 18 Years of .FM Domain Brand Registry Service.

BRS Media’s dotFM Commemorates 18 Years of .FM Domain Brand Registry Service.

The .FM Top-Level Domain has become one of the most Recognizable and Innovative TLDs.

 

San Francisco, CA. April 6, 2016 –  BRS Media, a diverse and growing media e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive media companies build and brand on the power of the Internet, today announced that dotFM, the .FM Top-Level Domain Registry, is celebrating its 18th anniversary of inspiring domain originality.

BRS Media pioneered the ‘multimedia’ domain space since launching the .FM Top Level Domain on April 6, 1998. For 18 years, dotFM has provided the marketplace with a professional, reliable, secure and stable ‘Industry Specific’ domain extension, while at the same time encouraging innovation, openness and creativity in the unparalleled multimedia namespace.

“It is remarkable that it was eighteen years ago, we introduced the world to the .FM TLD. We are truly privileged at the opportunity to celebrate this milestone of inspiring clients to build a great brand online with an .FM domain name,” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “We launched dotFM at the Internet Technologies and Applications Conference @ NAB 98, alongside media based Internet startups like Mark Cuban’s AudioNet and Rob Glaser’s RealAudio. Over the past 18 years, the .FM Brand Registry Service has evolved to meet the growing demand and creativity of our clientele. Today, our comprehensive portfolio of registrants not only includes broadcasters, Internet radio and the music community, but also interactive companies, premier social media ventures and podcast entrepreneurs worldwide.”

In celebration, dotFM will again co-sponsor the RAIN Summit West Conference held Sunday April 17, 2016 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort. The premiere Internet radio and online audio industry summit is a co-located event of The NAB Show in Las Vegas NV, the World’s largest electronic media show. The NAB Show is of significant historical importance for dotFM, as this was the event that the .FM top-level domain was first introduced to the Industry. Back in 1998, Peggy Miles of Intervox Communications, Author of Internet Age Broadcaster proclaimed: “Domain names are the calling cards of Cyberspace”.

The original press release from April, 6, 1998 is located at: http://dot.fm/1998

The .FM Top-Level Domain is available directly from dotFM (https://dot.fm), as well as, through most ICANN Accredited Registrars (http://get.fm/registrars) like: Go Daddy, Hover, Name.com, Dynadot, Network Solutions, Gandi.net, United Domains, and many more. Information about .FM Domains, Domain Spotlights, Premium Domains and more is available at http://Get.fm

About BRS Media Inc:

Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (http://brsmedia.wpengine.com) was established in 1995, and is celebrating over 20 years Online, featured as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by the SF Business Times and Inc. Magazine for five consecutive years. Its portfolio of leading online properties includes: dotFM® & dotAM®, spotlighting Domain Innovation and Brand Registry Services for media based .FM and .AM domains; dotRadio, .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Internet Radio’s only truly Open & Innovative Domains (TLDs) and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, free and premium Web-based Email Services; dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

 

Junaid Siddiqui

BRS Media Inc.

Email: jsiddiqui@brsmedia.fm

BRS Media’s dotFM Releases Ranking of Top .FM Sites and Brands, .FM Top 100 Hits of 2015

BRS Media’s dotFM Releases Ranking of Top .FM Sites and Brands, .FM Top 100 Hits of 2015

The .FM TLD year-end ranking of the top sites, sounds and brands building success On Air & Online!    

 

San Francisco CA January 26, 2016BRS Media, a diverse and growing media e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive media companies build and brand on the power of the Internet, today announced that dotFM, the .FM Top-Level Domain Registry, has released the year-end ranking of the Top 100 Hits of 2015, the year’s top .FM sites and brands.

dotFM’s year end top 100 ranking, “.FM Top 100 Hits of 2015” lists the top sites and brands from the past year under dotFM. The top 100 hits represent some of the most innovative brands in streaming media and social entertainment today. The .FM Top 100 Hits of 2015 chart is available at: http://get.fm/2015top100

“It’s thrilling to see the wide diversity within the .FM namespace, from global marketplaces like Europe and the U.S.; to emerging markets like China and Russia, the originality of dotFM clients is both inspiring and refreshing,remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “From live streaming to podcasting, the .FM TLD’s innovative, cutting edge Brand Registry Services have evolved to meet the growing demand and creativity of our clientele. Today, our comprehensive portfolio of registrants not only includes broadcasters, Internet radio and the music community, but also interactive companies, premier social media ventures and podcast entrepreneurs worldwide.”

BRS Media pioneered the ‘multimedia’ domain space since launching the .FM Top Level Domain in 1998. For over 18 years, dotFM has provided the marketplace with a professional, reliable, secure and stable ‘Industry Specific’ domain extension, while at the same time encouraging innovation, openness and creativity in the unparalleled multimedia namespace. Some of the world’s most innovative .FM brands include; Overcast.fm, Earbud.fm, Last.fm, Rainmaker.fm, Feature.fm, Podbay.fm, Jazz.fm, Dubtrack.fm, Simplecast.fm, Coca-Cola.fm, Summertime.fm, among thousands more.

The .FM Top-Level Domain is available directly from dotFM (https://dot.fm), as well as, through most ICANN Accredited Registrars (http://get.fm/registrars) like: Go Daddy, Hover, Name.com, Dynadot, Network Solutions, Gandi.net, United Domains, and many more. Information about .FM Domains, Domain Spotlights, Premium Domains and more is available at http://Get.fm

About BRS Media Inc:

Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (http://brsmedia.wpengine.com) was established in 1995, and is celebrating 20 years Online, featured as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by the SF Business Times and Inc. Magazine for five consecutive years. Its portfolio of leading online properties includes: dotFM® & dotAM®, spotlighting Domain Innovation and Brand Registry Services for media based .FM and .AM domains; dotRadio, .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Internet Radio’s only truly Open & Innovative Domains (TLDs) and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, free and premium Web-based Email Services; dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

For more information contact:

 

Junaid Siddiqui

BRS Media Inc.

Tel:  415-677-4027

Email: jsiddiqui@brsmedia.fm

BRS Media Files Independent Review Process regarding the .RADIO Top Level Domain.

BRS Media Files Independent Review Process regarding the .RADIO Top Level Domain.

The .RADIO TLD is an “Industry Specific Extension”, not a membership community domain.

San Francisco CA November 4, 2015 – BRS Media, a diverse and growing media e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive media companies build and brand on the power of the Internet, has filed, in conjunction with two other applicants, an Independent Review Process in accordance with Article IV, section 3 of the ICANN Bylaws re: The .RADIO gTLD and .RADIO Community Priority Evaluation Results. (https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/afilias-brs-tin-llc-v-icann-2015-10-12-en)

On Sept. 10, 2014 ICANN announced that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results “Prevailed” with the bare minimum score of 14 points. (http://www.icann.org/sites/default/files/tlds/radio/radio-cpe-1-1083-39123-en.pdf)

For the reasons set out below, the opinion is that the Community Priority Evaluation panel incorrectly applied the standards set out in section 4.2.3 (Community Priority Evaluation Criteria) of the Applicant Guidebook.

Some of the Highlights included:

  • Community Establishment Delineation: the CPE Panel quoted: ”Internet radios are also part of the Radio community, and as such will be acknowledged by .radio TLD, as will podcasters. In all cases certain minimum standards on streaming or updating schedules will apply.”

There are no such “minimum standards on streaming”. Additionally, according to Wikipedia; “Podcasting contrasts with Internet streaming”. Meaning, podcasters would not meet ANY standards on streaming.

  • Enforcement: the CPE Panel noted that the application satisfied by applying: “Enforcement program based on random checks” and the applicant noted they “will adapt the practices according to the experience gained“

As ICANN itself has demonstrated with the dramatic change in Whois Accuracy Program Enforcement, in the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (2013 RAA), random checks with experience gained is not a specific enforcement measure, and represents nothing more than a largely unrestricted approach to eligibility.

  • Opposition: the CPE Panel noted: “application received letters of opposition, which were determined not to be relevant”,

However, the International Radio Emergency Support Coalition (IRESC), Economic and Social Council to the United Nations Secretary General, response to ICANN clearly noted valid relevant opposition from one group of non-negligible size. The detailed response here: http://radioforward.com/iresc.

  • Support: the CPE Panel noted: “ the applicant possesses documented support from institutions/organizations representing a majority of the community addressed”

However, as a case in point, the EBU’s sister Broadcast Unions signed identical supporting form letters:

  • NABA (North American Broadcasters Association) – Full membership is only available to radio network broadcasters in North America and NOT the thousands of local broadcast radio stations in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
  • ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union) – Full Members may be only two full members in any one country, NOT the thousands of local broadcast radio stations in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • ASBU (Arab States Broadcasting Union) – Active Members includes only radio organizations appointed by Arab member-states to act as their representative, and NOT the independent radio broadcasters in the Arab region.
  • Organización de Televisión Iberoamericana (OTI) represents ONLY Television Networks, and has NO radio members.  

Clearly none of these EBU sister unions represent a majority of the community addressed as Radio in their respective regions and one, OTI has NO radio members, but according to its form endorsement: “Our Union is involved in radio and television broadcasting…”, which is dubious at best and should have raised questions about all such endorsements.

“Given the facts that the evaluators accepted ‘minimum standards on streaming’, ‘random checks’ as a specific enforcement measure, failed to acknowledge non-negligible size opposition, and inaccurately claimed adequate support representing the majority of the ‘community’: brings into question the competency of the CPE process.” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “From day one, we have drawn attention to the timing of the EBU submitting the .RADIO application, then the very next ICANN Meeting in Prague on June 28, 1012, was welcomed as a member of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC). No other GAC Members or Observers are a direct applicant for a contested generic string in ICANN’s New TLD Application process, like the EBU. This direct GAC-EBU ‘Conflict of Interest’ continues to exist today. Now, with questionable evaluation (CPE) results, one has to ask, was the evaluation handled within the (Community Priority Evaluation) Criteria of the Applicant Guidebook, or were there outside influences involved in getting the EBU the exact 14 points to Prevail?”

ICANN’s claims of operating under an open “Accountability & Transparency” policy are at best questionable. Since the Community Priority Evaluation process is “shrouded in secrecy”, it is neither accountable nor transparent, and warrants a complete Independent Review Process.

About BRS Media Inc:

Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (http://brsmedia.wpengine.com) was established in 1995, and is celebrating 20 years Online, featured as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by the SF Business Times and Inc. Magazine for five consecutive years. Its portfolio of leading online properties includes: dotFM® & dotAM®, spotlighting Domain Innovation and Brand Registry Services for media based .FM and .AM domains; dotRadio, .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Internet Radio’s only truly Open & Innovative Domains (TLDs) and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, free and premium Web-based Email Services; dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

Domain Retailer iDotz.Net Launches Domain Apps Center

Domain Service Provider now provides an easy connection to Popular Online Services!

San Francisco CA September 9, 2015 – iDotz.Net, a full feature domain retailer offering names in over 560 extensions, has launched a user friendly DNS based service called “Domain Apps Center”, providing domain holders with a simple and easy way to connect domains to Popular Online Services, like WordPress, Twitter, Squarespace, Wix, Bitly, SoundCloud and many more. The Domain Apps Center @ http://DomainApps.Center covers nearly every segment of the Internet from Blogs and Podcasting, to Social Media and Email Services.

“Since the beginning of time, DNS has been a complicated and confusing undertaking for most domain holders, CNAME, MX, A records are not as easy to understand or set-up properly,remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “We are delighted to offer a straightforward, self-guided and simple to use option for domain holders. Customers do not need to be aware of DNS or other technical jargon to quickly connect their domain name to a Popular Online Service.”

The Domain Apps Center allows domain holder to easily connect with Popular Online Services with any of the over 560 Top-Level Domains available at https://iDotz.Net; Including all ICANN Generic TLDs like: .COM, .NET & .ORG; Many of the popular boutique extensions like: .IO, .ME, .CO, .LA & .FM; As well as recently released New TLD’s like: .ONLINE, .XYZ, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .CLUB and hundreds more.

About BRS Media Inc:

Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (http://brsmedia.wpengine.com) was established in 1995, and is celebrating 20 years Online, featured as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by the SF Business Times and Inc. Magazine for five consecutive years. Its portfolio of leading online properties includes: dotFM® & dotAM®, spotlighting Domain Innovation and Brand Registry Services for media based .FM and .AM domains; dotRadio, .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Internet Radio’s only truly Open & Innovative Domains (TLDs) and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, free and premium Web-based Email Services; dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

 

Junaid Siddiqui

BRS Media Inc.

Tel:  415-677-4027

Fax: 415-677-4025

Email: jsiddiqui@brsmedia.fm

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