Dotmusic

  • DotMusic fails the “not gay enough” community test

    … Guidebook’s] standards for a community. The CPE fell apart at the first hurdle, with the panel awarding 0 out of 4 points on the “community establishment”. It essentially ruled that the “music community” does not exist, despite frequent statements to the contrary from DotMusic and its legion of supporters. DotMusic appears to have been…

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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

    …. The Wikipedia page does not refer to domain names or ICANN, nor does it cite DotMusic as a source, despite the fact (per a Google search) that phrases such as “socio-economic interactions between music creators” have only ever appeared in .music’s application. That’s unusual, because the citations in the article, many of which are to weighty, barely…

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

    … registration policies, where it had promised to restrict registration to certain community members, and on community endorsement. There are eight applicants for .music in total. One other, regular DI commenter Constantine Roussos’ DotMusic Limited, is also a Community application that is eligible for CPE. It’s always seemed highly improbable that any .music…

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