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|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||dotFM (BRS Media Inc.)|
|Sponsor||FSM Telecommunications Corporation|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Federated States of Micronesia|
|Actual use||Much use related to FM radio; little related to FSM|
|Structure||Registrations are available directly at second level|
Except for reserved names like .com.fm, .net.fm, .org.fm and others, any person in the world can register a .fm domain for a fee, much of the income from which goes to the government and people of the islands. The domain name is popular (and thus economically valuable) for FM radio stations and streaming audio websites (other similar ccTLDs are .am, .tv, .cd, .dj and .mu); a notable example is Last.fm, a social music website.
Social media use
The .fm domain extension has also been used by various companies outside of the audio streaming industry or the Federated States of Micronesia. Examples include:
- Ping.fm, centralized tool for users to manage social media
- FastMail.FM, email provider
- Last.fm, Internet radio streaming and statistics service
- Smart.fm, online education tool
- Tastebuds.fm, dating website for music fans
- Turntable.fm, social media site for interactively sharing music
- Ask.fm, a website through which people ask and answer questions.
- favstar.fm, a website listing people's most favorited and retweeted twitter posts.
- clarity.fm, a website providing on demand advice from proven entrepreneurs.
Many commercial radio stations also use the domain extension.