.fm

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.fm
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Introduced 1995
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
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
Registration restrictions None
Structure Registrations are available directly at second level
Website dotFM

.fm is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Federated States of Micronesia, an independent island nation located in the Pacific Ocean.

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[edit]

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, email provider, operates fastmail.fm
  • 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, website through which people ask and answer questions.
  • favstar.fm, website listing people's most favorited and retweeted Twitter posts.
  • clarity.fm, website providing on demand advice from proven entrepreneurs.
  • HelloInternet.fm, website for a podcast series.

Many commercial radio stations also use the domain extension.

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