Dotmusic

  • DotMusic fails the “not gay enough” community test

    … DotMusic’s Community Priority Evaluation for the .music gTLD has failed, after the CPE panel decided the company was just trying to exploit ICANN rules to get its hands on a valuable string. In a decision (pdf) published last night, the company score 10 of the available 16 points, four points shy of a passing score. The panel wrote: The Panel…

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  • Radiohead backs .music community bid

    … Ed O’Brien, guitarist with the band Radiohead, has become the latest musician to throw his support behind DotMusic’s community-based application for the new gTLD .music. In a letter to ICANN today (pdf), O’Brien said that if DotMusic loses its ongoing Community Priority Evaluation, it will “be setting back the world’s chances of a Fair Trade…

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  • .music applicant caught using bogus Wikipedia page

    … draws text, without citation, from DotMusic’s own application. The Wikipedia page was created October 21, 2014, just two weeks after rival .music applicant Far Further spectacularly failed in its own Community Priority Evaluation bid. In March this year, DotMusic cited (pdf) a November 26 version of the Wikipedia page in whole in a controversial…

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  • Music industry gets its ass handed to it by gTLD panel

    … applicant could pass CPE, but it’s looking even less likely for DotMusic after today’s result for Far Further. .music, it seems, is heading to auction, where it is likely to fetch big bucks. Related posts: Roussos loses last .music LRO RIAA backs .music new gTLD bid Community panel hands .radio to EBU because nobody objected …

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