.fm

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.fm
dotFM - Get a Great Sounding Web Address!
Introduced1995; 25 years ago (1995)
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistrydotFM (BRS Media Inc.)
SponsorFSM Telecommunications Corporation
Intended useEntities connected with the  Federated States of Micronesia
Actual useMuch use related to FM radio and podcasts; little related to the FSM
Registration restrictionsNone
StructureRegistrations are available directly at second level
Registry websitewww.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.

On March 29, 2018, .fm began allowing registration of emoji domains.[1]

Usage[edit]

Aside from Micronesians and the audio streaming industry, the ccTLD is also used by companies such as:

  • Ask.fm, website through which people ask and answer questions
  • Files.fm, cloud file storage
  • Libre.fm, social music platform based on free software
  • Overcast.fm, iOS podcast listening software
  • Relay.fm, an online podcasting network run by Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett
  • Tastebuds.fm, dating website for music fans
  • thefuture.fm, website providing a platform for DJs to distribute their mixes, and a source for internet radio

Accredited registrars[edit]

  • Moniker
  • Domain Discount24
  • Key-Systems
  • Gandi.net
  • Name.com
  • 101 Domain
  • EasySpace
  • Idotz.net
  • INWX
  • Hexonet
  • Marcaria (company)
  • EnCirca
  • Safenames
  • Ascio
  • Lexsynergy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roig, Jon. "Emoji Domains: Now on .fm!". Domain Research Group. Retrieved 31 March 2018.

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