.fm

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.fm
dotFM - Get a Great Sounding Web Address!
Introduced 1995; 21 years ago (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 www.dot.fm

.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.

Usage[edit]

The .fm domain extension has also been used by various companies outside the audio streaming industry or the Federated States of Micronesia. Examples include:

  • Ask.fm, website through which people ask and answer questions
  • Brain.fm, a service which plays music to improve focus and productivity
  • clare.fm, website of Clare FM, a radio station in County Clare, Ireland.
  • clarity.fm, website providing on demand advice from proven entrepreneurs
  • DI.fm, Digitally Imported is an online radio network for Electronic music fans.
  • favstar.fm, website listing people's most favorited and retweeted Twitter posts.any and e-commerce website
  • FastMail, email provider, operates fastmail.fm
  • HelloInternet.fm,[1] website for a podcast series
  • 99.5play.fm, radio station based in Mandaluyong City, Philippines
  • Last.fm, Internet radio streaming and statistics service
  • Libre.fm, social music platform based on free software
  • Ping.fm, centralized tool for users to manage social media
  • Relay.fm, an online podcasting network run by Myke Hurley
  • Smart.fm, online education tool
  • Tastebuds.fm, dating website for music fans
  • thefuture.fm, website providing a platform for DJ's to distribute their mixes, and a source for internet radio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hello Internet". Hello Internet. 

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